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    have rubbed down a spoiler i want to paint - got rid of the glossy finish
    do i need to primer it before painting?
    have always done in the past when colour changing but thought maybe it might not need to have primer

    help please

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    You should be ok if your happy with the prep mate
     
     

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    If you're changing the colour its a good idea to remove all paint, then apply primer, depending on base coat (finish colour) its a choice between white and grey.

    However, if you're just refreshing the paint, keeping the same colour, then just removing the top coat, and spraying over with your base coat should suffice.
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    I would use plastic primer
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    I would use plastic primer
    Seconded, that's what I did with my splitter.
     
     

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    If you are changing colour, i would prime it, the base colour you start with can have a major effect on the shade of the final colour.
    Also if you have had to carry out any minor repairs on it, then prime the full spolier

    If spoiler is already painted and the paint is in decent condition and not chipped or scratched back to the plastic itself, then plastic primer is not needed because you are applying the new paint to an existing paint finish and not the bare plastic


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