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Old 09-05-12, 19:59
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What sort of steps should i go through to prep and spray my bumpers. The vans a 1997 t4 panel in the standard white that most are, but probably faded a bit over the years, and has standard black plastic bumpers, but just wanted to know a couple things.


-What to use to rub down bumper ready for paint?

-Is a primer needed and what sort of primer?

-Where to get proper colour coded plastic paint?

-Steps to get a good finish eg. thin coat, wet/dry paper, more coats then lacquer?

-How to protect it once finished from 'flaking'?


Getting a bit bored of the plastic now, fancy a bit of a change, and i have some rust to sort out on the metal work anyway so would be nice to do all the pain at the same time

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Old 09-05-12, 20:12
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When I did mine, first I gave them a good clean then sprayed them with adhesion promoter. Next was some acrylic high build primer I used paint that should be thinned and sprayed on using a spray gun but I didnt thin it and painted it on with a brush. I then sanded it down smooth with wet and dry. When I did my dash I sanded the dash before painting, its easier to paint then sand smooth. Next was the colour coat rattle cans and some more wet and dry then finally the laquer rattle cans. Been on for a year now and no flaking
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Old 09-05-12, 20:45
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Ahh nice, sounds pretty straight forward then.

With the lacquer did it not come out 'over shiny' or did it fit well with the rest of the paintwork? My vans paint is pretty old and has lost its shine, but i spose i will have to make that decision after i have sprayed the colour.

Also did you get your colour matched or just go by the paint code?
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Old 09-05-12, 20:52
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Go to your local Brown Brothers they do a bumper paint kit in a rattle can brilliant stuff
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Old 09-05-12, 21:02
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Sweet cheers guys. How much am i looking at for a kit roughly? Found some on ebay but had bad experiences buying paint from there!
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Old 10-05-12, 18:23
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Ahh nice, sounds pretty straight forward then.

With the lacquer did it not come out 'over shiny' or did it fit well with the rest of the paintwork? My vans paint is pretty old and has lost its shine, but i spose i will have to make that decision after i have sprayed the colour.

Also did you get your colour matched or just go by the paint code?
The laquer came out ok and i just used gloss black paint my vans green but I liked the black bumpers just wanted them shiny
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Old 10-05-12, 18:27
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Default Re: Tips for spraying bumpers?

see here: http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=183780
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Old 10-05-12, 18:56
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See this page of my build thread, may help http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthrea...=48372&page=10
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Old 11-05-12, 13:33
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Ah thanks for those links seems quite straight forward, and real nice looking finish. Hopefully mine turn out that way! haha
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