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Old 03-14-2012, 10:54 AM
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Post diffuser

hey guys,
i wanna sand down my diffuser and paint it again.
any idea what grade sandpaper is the best to use? google said 800+...
any of you guys messed with somethin like this before?
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:49 AM
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Typically to give the paint something to bite into, you sand with 240 - 320 grit. Then prime and sand with 320 - 400, then paint.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:05 PM
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:52 AM
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hey pinecone,
im about to start this project. (got some time off work finally)
so you recommend sand, prime, sand and then paint?
i thought it would be sand, (2 diff grit levels) prime, paint then clear coat.
thanks for input
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:57 PM
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Go to a respected body/paint shop. They'll steer you the right way. Hell, I even had one let me use everything in their shop to prep my car!
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:01 AM
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Primer is made to be lightly sanded before the color goes on.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:16 PM
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finished at last!!!

did some sanding, priming, sanding, painting (x2-3), and clear coat (x3)

thanks pinecone for your input!

FrankMM- i want to do any work that i can myself on my car, kinda feels better when done u knw? lol

what you guys think?
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:34 PM
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Looks good.

I have painted a few cars and parts over the years.
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what rear diffuser is that?
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:20 PM
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its a ac schnitzer carbon fiber one, came with the car, cant tell ya much more sorry.
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