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Old 10-25-2008, 09:06 AM   #1
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Strip, prime and paint used Body Work

Think I am going to pick up a used set of body work today. Is 12 hours enough time to strip, prime, rattle can and install?

What is the best way to strip the paint that is on it?
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Think I am going to pick up a used set of body work today. Is 12 hours enough time to strip, prime, rattle can and install?

What is the best way to strip the paint that is on it?
a good rub with 240 grit wet and dry after first degreasing if you're going to prime afterwards,
if you're not planning on priming then go with a less abrasive paper
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i would NOT try to strip, that is going to be a HUGE mistake. just sand it and then spray it.
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i would NOT try to strip, that is going to be a HUGE mistake. just sand it and then spray it.
What grit?

Just sand it by hand??
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a good rub with 240 grit wet and dry after first degreasing if you're going to prime afterwards,
if you're not planning on priming then go with a less abrasive paper
ok, maybe I dont need to prime it. What grit?
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If you're just going to sand down what's already painted to a surface that is paintable, 1500 grit wet paper should suffice. Use plenty of water and sand evenly.
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ok, maybe I dont need to prime it. What grit?
it really depends on how nice a job you want to make of it and what colours you're using to finish
i'd use 400 if you don't want the rubbing marks to show through too much,
it'll take you a long time though and you'll be cursing after an hour
most has to be done by hand because of all the curves, vents and shapes in the R6 bodywork.
if you have access to something like this, it will help immensly
http://www.toolstop.co.uk/makita-bo6...t-sander-p3712

if it's a quick fix you want,
i'd go 240, and spray with satin or matt black to help hide the lack of preperation and sanding marks

after this you will look at painters with a new respect and NEVER attempt to do it yourself again
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It really depends on what kind of paint/clear coat is on there now. I've done this procedure numerous times and I first use a 220 wet/dry and then hit it with a 400 wet/dry again before priming.
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It really depends on what kind of paint/clear coat is on there now. I've done this procedure numerous times and I first use a 220 wet/dry and then hit it with a 400 wet/dry again before priming.
so you do prime it, then paint?
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What's the deal with the bodywork? Is it already painted? Is it crashed and needs repair? Is it new and has a factory prime?

All of these would be treated differently.

Give me a call at 7 875 7778 and I'll try to get you straight on a good direction.
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Very easy, but why rattle can it or even paint it? IIRC, that is a decent paint job that is basecoat/ clearcoat and is in good shape. I wouldn't eff with it.

Once you rattle can it, good luck getting anyone to paint it for you too. Before a professional style paint can go on it, it has to be completely stripped of spray paint, which = $$$.

But if you're just dead set on painting it, wet sand it with a "fine" Scotch Brite pad (the maroon color, should say "fine" on it) so that it dulls the paint. Don't try to take all the paint off, just dull it up.

Spray paint right on top.
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sweet jesus, this is a pain in the .
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i was asleep when u called. i don't wake up till 2pm, lol.
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Think I am going to pick up a used set of body work today. Is 12 hours enough time to strip, prime, rattle can and install?

What is the best way to strip the paint that is on it?
Drop it off with Tony / houseofpain and pick it up a few days later when it's done!

After too many years of wet sanding bodywork, I let the pros handle it now.
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