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TO BAKE, OR NOT TO BAKE

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by IC MANDO, May 15, 2012.

  1. May 15, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    IC MANDO

    IC MANDO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, I just got my "2012 Devil Horns" and I'm trying to paint them. Some where I read that after you paint and clear-coat them, you put them in the oven. I understand it, but I'm not sure my wife will go for it. (I don't want to clean the oven) If this is the case, how long should it be in the oven. My color choice is Lime Green. I've already done my badges, but my Horns are a different material.
     
  2. May 15, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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    Pugga

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    I bake everything after I paint it. If you can't use the oven, a heat gun works also. It just evens out the overspray and can help smooth out runs also. You don't want to really cook it. Read the BHLM thread by Viet and follow the suggestion for baking the headlight bezels.

    PS, your wife might kill you if you get caught, I take no responsibility for your actions. :D
     
  3. May 15, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    Dadic 78

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    Not sure why anyone would bake a paint that doesn't require a bake cycle to cure... If you're just using rattle-can paint/clear, it's got enough hardeners/activators already in it that you shouldn't need a bake... If you're adamant on it, leave it out in the sun... Free bake, and the wife stay's off your back. Win-win! :)
     
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