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post #6 of (permalink) Old 6th September 2009
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Well, I'm not sure if these parts are textured plastic, or if they are already smooth & have been painted in production.

If they are textured plastic, they will need sanded before any painting can commence. If you want a smooth finish.

If already smooth, then the lacquer should go on smoothly.

A thought occured to me this morning - I presume you've used a primer? Paint normally contains cellulose, which will react with any plastic it comes into contact with - and would give a similar symptom to what you experienced.

Hope that helps,


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