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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:45 pm    Post subject: Painting door handles Reply with quote

What's a good, durable flat black spray paint to spruce up all my exterior black pieces such as the door handles and side mirrors? I've painted these things on other cars, but the spray can paint always scratches and chips off so easily. Can anybody recommend a good procedure and rattle can paint so I can do it myself?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could try using Krylon Fusion paint, or something designed specifically for plastic. I've had good results with Rustoleum made for plastic on the front grill, and on some plastic items on my other vehicle. Just find some random piece/part/whatever to test it on before hitting your own vehicle.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mirrors are plastic, but other parts like the door handles appear to be metal. Is there another paint I should be using?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:15 pm    Post subject: Krylon Fusion/Powdercoat Reply with quote

Use the Krylon Fusion plastic paint for the mirror backs, but do what they say about the surface prep--that plastic needs to be clean and prepped for that good paint to stick.

For the handles, have a look at...

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=165393&highlight=powdercoat

and...

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=200133&highlight=mattox

Something to go on!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it's Krylon, with the bake at 200 degrees for the handles. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used rustoleum black matte finish on bumper, grill, mirror, windshield wipers, and The stripe. With good results.

Here is a before and after. Not the best pictures.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still not a great picture. The grills, bumper, and underskirt used to be three different colors. My mirrors were very washed out gray.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice work, I like what you did with the stripe especially.
simple and effective
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done alot of body/paint work over the years. My own projects and for "chain" store body shops. You can have good results with rattle can stuff, usually a year or so will be the life of the finish.

Weather or not you go with proffesional grade spray gun poly-urethanes or cans, in real estate it's: location,location,location

In paint jobs it's: prep work,prep work, prep work

Check out the paint and body section on the forums, lotsa info over there. We are a bunch of backyard grease monkey hacks around here. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I allways say don't be afraid to do it yourself. You don't have to get a high dollar gun. Get a $75 HVLP from Home Depot, borrow a freind's compressor and do it up mang. Wink

I went to the local paint supply shop. They found the OG color: Vesuve Metalic Grey, mixed me up a pint. I sprayed my bumpers and grill to match the body, and sprayed the air intakes, lower grill and wiper arms deep black in the garage over a weekend. Primer, color, clear coat. Walah!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:03 pm    Post subject: Very Pretty! Reply with quote

That is a lovely job and very good paint matching.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah man. That matching grill looks great.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gosh thanks guys. Embarassed

Hope this inspires others to pick up a spray gun and have fun. Wink
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