Enjoying life as it comes
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Janesville ,WI
Originally Smokin Asphalt 03 #00099 now kustom graphics, tu-tone Kandy Lime Green/Pearl White
Since you insisted.......
Here is what I wrote for Silver wolf,
To prep the covers (plastic peices) you need to wipe them wioth laquer thinner to remove any road grime (oils), then scuff the palstic either by sanding wit 180 grit or lightly sand blasting it to create afresh rough surface. Warning don't blast with high pressure. Once this is done, you need to apply a plastic prep primer )I use DPX801), then apply a high buiold primer to smooth out the textured surface. Let it set over night. Block sand it smooth, clean the surface with a wax and grease remover, tack rag it to remove the dust, APPLY a sealer coat (bonding coat), then apply your color, and top coat with clear. You can use pretty much any brand paint, but I use mainly PPG and/or House Of Kolor.
Once you have them cleared your striper can apply his magic. If you want to bury the striping in the clear have your parts wetsanded and then have the striper add a few drops of activator in the striping colors this will keep the striping from lifting or wrinkling. Give it an hour after the last color, and re-clear the parts.
The insert was wet sanded with 1000 grit paper and then the art work was applied. I then re-cleared the insert to protect everything.
Tedious and time consuming, but well worth it.
Just didn't want to side track the thread, but I guess since it is about the prep and painting of the cover and inserts, it can be allowed.
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