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How to paint my new spoiler

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Old 12-22-2014, 03:48 PM
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I bought a new spoiler from nemesis, and I need to know how to paint it so it looks exactly like the color of my car. Does anyone here know what I would need to do? Im sure I can find some exact color match paint online but also would I need to put some gloss or something on it after?n thanks
 
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:57 PM
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I would sand it, primary it. Then apply coats of paint until enough is added. Then add clear coat. That should take a couple of coats as well. Then once all is dry, wet sand it and buff it out. It turned out fine on my car plus there are videos on you tube to show you exactly how to do this.
 
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Originally Posted by Red Monte Carlo View Post
I bought a new spoiler from nemesis, and I need to know how to paint it so it looks exactly like the color of my car. Does anyone here know what I would need to do? Im sure I can find some exact color match paint online but also would I need to put some gloss or something on it after?n thanks

After the initial sanding.. you may need to use etching primer to fill the "Minor" imperfections in the fiberglass surface before you put down any color.
Be sure when you paint it.. after sanding....
Its completely dust free in and around the area your going to paint it in...

Use denatured alcohol for a clean grease free and contaminate free surface ..

Also you can go to painters supply..
Get the paint code off the vehicle (usually a sticker on the inside of the trunk lid) Give it to them and they can mix up the color of your car.

besure to wet sand between coats...(Basecoat/Clearcote) to be sure you have a smooth surface.. I would also be kinda generious with the clear coat on the final coat... Just be sure that you don't get any flash over while doing each coat... or youll have dull spots and possibly have to resand it and start over.. use a test piece of to the side to be able to tell when each coat is tacky and ready for the next coat.
That way you wont have to risk any defects/finger prints in your freshly painted spoiler... on your finishing coats..

Good luck and keep us posted..
 

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Old 12-23-2014, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Monte Carlo View Post
I bought a new spoiler from nemesis, and I need to know how to paint it so it looks exactly like the color of my car. Does anyone here know what I would need to do? Im sure I can find some exact color match paint online but also would I need to put some gloss or something on it after?n thanks
Just a note on Red Paint Some of them don't cover as well as others, I would recommend using a very light colored primer.
Speaking from experience, I had a spoiler for a Red Monte and the paint I first purchased was terrible for coverage ( got it at the auto parts store) . So I went to the Paint supplier store and got the good stuff. I used a Light primer and the Red clear coat after that, then applied the clear coat, you will need a thinner as well they can recommend the proper one most times referred to as a (reducer). The coverage was 200% better. You can tell when it comes out of the spray gun if it will work, Test it first.
Good Luck!
 
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:42 PM
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Thanks for your replies! Im ready to get this painted and put on my car!
 
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The rear spoiler on my '03 was in bad need of fresh paint so I priced the supplies I would need and it came to over $50. Just for grins, I stopped in at my local body shop and asked how much he would charge me to prep, paint and clear the spoiler. He said $80.

I jumped on that deal like a hobo on a ham sammich. It's worth asking your local shop and if you don't get the number you want, try another.
 
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Old 01-02-2015, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by el pachuco View Post
The rear spoiler on my '03 was in bad need of fresh paint so I priced the supplies I would need and it came to over $50. Just for grins, I stopped in at my local body shop and asked how much he would charge me to prep, paint and clear the spoiler. He said $80.

I jumped on that deal like a hobo on a ham sammich. It's worth asking your local shop and if you don't get the number you want, try another.
Wow... I might have to. My supplies cost about the same and it turned out rough. Ill check it out sometime to get it painted the right way!
 
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Wow... I might have to. My supplies cost about the same and it turned out rough. Ill check it out sometime to get it painted the right way!
I think you'll be glad you did. I know I was.
 
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