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    hi there iv just bought a black M-Tech front bumper and want to prep and spray it the same colour as my car (boston green). does anyone now step by step how to paint it. it iv done some hunting on web but everybody says something diffrent. iv got spray gun and have sprayed littel things like wing mirrows.
    but never relly got paintwork relly shiney.

    do i just sand old black paint off and start again or just scuff it up???

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    Scuff it up with either a scoth pad or wet and dry it with p400 to remove all the old lacquaer

    What kind of paint lacquer you gonna be using?
     
     

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    dont know? lol whats best im open to tips
     
     

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    the small things iv sprayed before have been with a rattel can from halfords. is there any special flexi primer i need?
     
     

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    High solids lacquer is the best, if you get it right it means virtually no buffing to bring up the shine. standard qaurter litre will do for your bumper. and make sure you use a 2k primer because it doesnt sink and when you get your paint ask if you'll need a ground coat over the primer. Some colours do and some don't
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by coddy20 View Post
    the small things iv sprayed before have been with a rattel can from halfords. is there any special flexi primer i need?
    As long as you don't take it down to the plastic you won't need plastic primer but you could use it if you wanted to.
     
     

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    do i need to use a lacquar as when i painted a fog light blank the other day i sanded primed, top coat color then lacquar. once i had finished top coat color it was relly shiney. then i lacquard and it went a bit dull. do i need to use a cutting compacud to get the shine????
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    I'm not sure mate. Did you use a solid colour or basecoat?

    Solid won't require clearcoats on top.
     
     

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    not sure it was just halfords boston green spray paint??? i talks on back about using clear lacqure??
     
     

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    Hmm probably your lacquer was sprayed when cold or not put on properly causing it to go cloudy. Thats why I never use rattle cans
     
     

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