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Old 30 November 2012, 15:52   #11
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Out of curiosity....

i've never sprayed outboard cowlings but have certainly painted many car bumbers. wing mirrors, trim and other plastic components.
I learned a long time ago to spray on a dedicated plastic primer first to ensure good adhesion of the paint to the plastic.

Would you not need to do this on an outboard cowling also or does paint generally "stick" better to fiberglass?

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I don't think so, if you are re-spaying over old paint I would guess that you would flatten the paint with a scotch pad and clean with thinners and then spray???
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I would always recommend you use a primer suitable for the top coat.
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I don't think so, if you are re-spaying over old paint I would guess that you would flatten the paint with a scotch pad and clean with thinners and then spray???
Not if you want it to look good

Flattern back, seal, sand, prime, sand, prime, light sand, clean and clean again
Top coat 2 to 4 coats wet on wet, lacquer, low bake to flash off

And there's a lot more to it than that
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I was quite pleased with the last one I did, using spray cans of car paint from Halfords.

Unfortunately after using it all summer, around 4 months later I put a cover over it in the garage which when I next uncovered it a couple of months later had stuck to the clear lacquer and left a pattern in a couple of areas.

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Preparation is 95% of the job. I saw a professional spray man get a perfect finish with a spray can that was better than the factory finish !!!
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