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post #14 of (permalink) Old 16th August 2006
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Whenever I spray panels, I tend to find that a neutral grey primer is the most versatile to use. I would advise you to spray the spoiler off the car, that way you don't have to worry about masking up and overspray, plus, it also means that you can ensure the plastic is covered with the primer before applying the topcoat (otherwise you will get a paint reaction - bubbling) between the plastic & the paint itself. Remember to prep the spolier before priming (a light sanding, and remove any dust - maybe 250 grit paper) and to give the primed spoiler a light 'keying' (something like 500 grit) before applying the topcoat. Allow the paint plenty of time to dry between coats (at least 4 hours at ambient temps), and spray in as dust-free an environment as possible. Sorry for the long-winded reply, but wanted you to get as good a job as possible. Paul
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