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How do i paint???

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by yotacoma12, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Apr 2, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    yotacoma12

    yotacoma12 [OP] Active Member

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    Just bought a set of avid step rails and a light bar. How do i clean, prime and paint them properly? What is the best apint to use for living in northern michigan on them???
     
  2. Apr 2, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    Night

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    I painted my sliders with Rustoleum and my light bar professionally done to a color match.

    If you choose to spray the step yourself I would suggest buying some Enamel or of the sort kind of paint. I did 2 light coats of both the primer and the Ultra-Flat black and they are lasting. I would suggest putting it on a little heavier around the steps as well as on the steps.

    Other options can be powder coating as some have done with the lightbar. Just take your time and rough the raw steel up with some sand paper as a safety measure. Its up to you.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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    onesixseven

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    clean the surface with alchohol, then prime with clean metal primer, a darker one. 2 light coats but be sure to cover everything. then 2 light coats of your color followed by one medium one. then clear coat. 1 super light clear coat, followed by a medium one. and let each coat dry like 10 minutes. then let the finishe dproduct dry for a couple days to be sure
     
  4. Apr 2, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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    Night

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    Painting professionally haha?
     
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