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    OK - so I have lost one of my headlamp washers covers and jet and helpfully snapped the other one trying to get it out. I have two new covers coming from BMW tomorrow + the correct spray paint for the car. I believe they are primed but not painted.

    So do you think its possible for a novice to paint them to a good enough standard to go back on the car and if so what do you advise else I require (laquer, sandpaper etc) and any tips/techniques on how I should go about it?

    Or if you think its too difficult/too much hassle has anyone got any idea how much roughly a spray shop would cost to get it done?

    Thanks for your help
     
     

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    It's all about cleanliness and prep.
    Take your time, and do it in dry, warm conditions.

    As far as longevity goes, a mate of mine fits a lot of aftermarket reversing sensors as part of his auto-electrics business. Codes most of them with a rattle can and with his perfectionist approach to prep gets no issues from peeling/flaking
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    If you have never sprayed before I'd recommend getting some one else to do it for you or practice on some thing else, like mentioned above you have to make sure the surface is clean, even greasy prints can mess it up you need to do it in the warm and dust free room with good ventilation, if its alraedy undercoated then u just need paint and clear coat and some fine sandpaper, apply thin coats in stages leaving 20 mins between each coat, 3 should be enough, after you have applied the final coat leave to harden for 24 hours, then sand with fine paper if you need to smooth it you prob will, clean the surface then apply the clear coat pretty Much the same as the paint, leave to dry in a warm place for 24 hrs then you can smooth the clear coat with some t-cut an elbow grease.
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    i sprayed my own with an aerosol take ya time dont try put too much on in one go make sure its grease and contaminant free and keyed ..

    simple warm water and washing up liquid does the job and make sure its well dry before spraying it..
    Last edited by dailydoggy; 07-12-2010 at 23:29.
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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