Painting urethane body trim...?

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Painting urethane body trim...?

Post by The Z'eer on Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:21 pm

These are the results of recent work via 1K acrylic aerosol...







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Post by The Z'eer on Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:12 pm

Looks great doesn't it? Very Happy and all from regular acrylic spray cans. Yeah, I thought the same till I examined the parts in direct sunlight. No matter how I tried to polish the parts it was impossible to rid them of burrs and marring which were visible only in sunlight. The paint was and is simply too soft to allow a professional finish to appear.

I'm looking at repainting the parts in 2K via aerosol. I would use a gun but I'm not experienced with that type of tool, plus I don't have a compressor. I should be able to get hold of the correct PPE, but what concerns me is how flexible the urethane parts are. I have a heard a flex-additive should be used in the paint. Has anyone painted their urethane parts and can comment on this?

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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:41 pm

painted a 78 Trans Am with standard 2K had car for several years with no problems even with nose and wheel spats
you can get a small compressor and basic spray gun very cheap, will be fine for mall parts/panels, at least you can vary thinners/viscosity that way

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Post by The Z'eer on Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:15 pm

SUPERCHARGEDGTA wrote:painted a 78 Trans Am with standard 2K had car for several years with no problems even with nose and wheel spats
you can get a small compressor and basic spray gun very cheap, will be fine for mall parts/panels, at least you can vary thinners/viscosity that way

That's certainly an incentive, but I've no experience whatsoever in this fields. Also, I don't have any materials to practice on.
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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:03 am

you could probably scrounge old mirrors and damaged panels from local body shop, and loads of videos on youtube
only way to learn is practice

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Post by The Z'eer on Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:57 pm

SUPERCHARGEDGTA wrote:you could probably scrounge old mirrors and damaged panels from local body shop, and loads of videos on youtube
only way to learn is practice

That's possible, although most scrap metal makes it's way to the local scrappy for small profit. I've pondered the option of painting the parts myself and I think I'm gonna give it a miss. For a start the location for painting the parts isn't close by and access is dependant on the owner being there (which he isn't most of the time) Also buying the correct equipment is required and borrowing an air fed mask might be awkward. If I had safe work area in the vicinity of my local area and had experience of the required technique I may reconsider but for now it's over to the bodyshop.
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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:11 pm

probably work out cheaper tbh if you only have a few bits
especialy if you prep. the parts first

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