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Guide - Spoiler painting and fitting
« on: February 10, 2009, 01:51:55 PM »
D17cro purchased a genuine spoiler with an unopened fitting kit from Ebay. Only problem was it was finished in met black.

The following pictures are the stages of preperation and painting. Fitting guide to follow.

The spoiler was placed on a work bench prior to flatting with 1200 wet and dry paper.



Once flatted completely I wiped it down with paper towel to make sure no traces of water of residue was left.



The work bench was then covered to reduce the risk of contamination/dust blowing about and then the spoiler was primed with three coats of plastic primer. One dust coat and two full coats.



This was allowed to dry and then flatted again using the wet and dry paper. Dried again and then wiped over.

Winning Blue base cost was applied in four stages. Dust coat, and then three build coats.





Once dry I applied two pack laquer in 4 stages again.





I allowed the clear coat to dry and brought the spoiler into the house to harden off.



I noticed a couple of contaminates in the laquer so once the paint is hard I have flat and polished the whole unit.

Once polished I assembled the plastic trim on the underside, this is secured by screws, there were foam pads and edging tape to apply to prevent scuffing the original paint once fitted.



The trim and high level brake light was removes by simply unclipping then the tailgate was closed to allow the marking of the centre hole.
I applied masking tape and marked the centre line 155mm from the leading edge.



Using an automatic centre punch I popped a mark on the spot and drilled a pilot hole then stepped up to the 6mm hole that is required.



Applied the side templates for the four 6mm holes (2 either side)



Drilled from the outside and then cleaned the swarf off on the inside using a larger drill bit.





Then all the holes were painted with a touch up brush to protect the bare metal from corrosion.

The spoiler was placed in position and tightened up.



The finished job, in the snow the day after!







« Last Edit: February 12, 2009, 11:27:15 AM by a15cro »
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Re: Guide - Spoiler painting and fitting
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 10:57:29 PM »
thats a great result, ive seen other guides that say flat after every coat; hows the finish you got? looks good from the pics.

btw how long did it all take you, including letting the laquer set?
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 11:45:19 PM »
I did not need to flat between the base and the clear as it was a nice clean finish. Sometimes I would give it a light key if there was any bits in it.


I allowed an hour between primer and base, about half an hour between base coats and laquer and about 15 mins between clear coats. The clear has an accelerator mixed in to speed up the drying.

I am leaving it for 24 hours before flat and polish. Will take some closer shots of the finish when I am polishing.

Checked the colour match this afternoon and it is bang on.  :D

I am very happy with the results.
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Re: Guide - Spoiler painting and fitting
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2009, 12:07:01 AM »
im glad it came out so well, gives me the confdence to try it on my car, not just cheap guitars :D

thanks for the great tutorial

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Re: Guide - Spoiler painting and fitting
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009, 12:09:15 AM »
oh btw one of your image tags is missing "www and the IMG" tag
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Re: Guide - Spoiler painting and fitting
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009, 03:52:37 AM »
oh btw one of your image tags is missing "www and the IMG" tag

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Re: Guide - Spoiler painting and fitting
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2009, 09:42:02 AM »
Thanks Willpower  :)
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2009, 11:19:21 AM »
Oh btw did you use cans or spray aplicator
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Re: Guide - Spoiler painting and fitting
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2009, 11:50:09 AM »
im glad it came out so well, gives me the confdence to try it on my car, not just cheap guitars :D

thanks for the great tutorial



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Re: Guide - Spoiler painting and fitting
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2009, 12:55:19 PM »
nope, was doing a Van halen copy :D

80's hair metal ftw  ;D
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Re: Guide - Spoiler painting and fitting
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2009, 12:57:55 PM »
nope, was doing a Van halen copy :D

80's hair metal ftw  ;D

 ........  good choice in music  ;)
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Re: Guide - Spoiler painting and fitting
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2009, 03:01:50 PM »
nope, was doing a Van halen copy :D

80's hair metal ftw  ;D

 ........  good choice in music  ;)
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2009, 03:02:53 PM »
good job a15cro  ;D

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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2009, 03:37:54 PM »
Oh btw did you use cans or spray aplicator

Primer was via aerosol, base coat and laquer were sprayed with a gun and compressor.

Will update the thread later today as I have now polished it and now fitted.
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Re: Guide - Spoiler painting and fitting
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2009, 05:40:37 PM »
looking forward to seeing it, will have a noesy when i get in from work tonight
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Re: Guide - Spoiler painting and fitting
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2009, 05:40:37 PM »