I did my engine covers and a couple of things to keep in mindLiquid_Smoke said:yaeh, im talking about the spray can, i figured it should be something i could do myself. Is there any special preping i need to do to the grill, it says it comes ready to paint but that could mean anything to someone whos never painted.
Im thinking a couple coats of black magic then clear coat and i should be done right?
Darth Volkswagen said:I dont think you need to do the prepsol because I thinki the grill comes preprimed. Just lightly sand and clean with water so the paint has a surface to grab onto.
To me it sounds like it is not preprimed. I would pick up a can of primer and lay down a couple of coats before painting. As far as laying it down or hanging it up. I dont think it matters really, just make sure that you use light even coats. As long as you don't spray enough that the paint starts to run then you should be alright. Just take you time. When I did my engine covers i kinda rushed the job and the paint started to run and looked horrible. So I had to sand it down and start over. It would have been a lot easier if I just took my time.Liquid_Smoke said:Darth Volkswagen said:I dont think you need to do the prepsol because I thinki the grill comes preprimed. Just lightly sand and clean with water so the paint has a surface to grab onto.
Ok, i just picked up my paint.
How do i know if the grill i have is preprimed or not? Its made of ABS plastic and its black, should it be a different color if it was primed?
Also, does anyone have any tips on how/where i should place the grill to paint.
Should i lay it down flat or hang it up on something?