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Posted 02 August 2008 - 07:34 PM

I'm painting my vibe as it's turned into my project gun, and I want to paint it like this.

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This is pretty rough so bare with it, but I was planning on using automotive paints (my dad has the proper shop etc ... ) so I'm going to borrow his services.

Here are my questions!

The outside is something like a polymer / plastic so do you think that would work?

and any suggestions for doing the metal and getting a 'chrome' / high gloss look?

and what do you recommend for a primer / prep work?
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:46 PM

Well I'm kinda knew to the whole painting thing, but I think I can answer most of your questions.

I don't know about automotive paint and how it adheres to plastic but I know the Rust-oleam just came out with a new spray-paint that is supposed to adhere to plastic very well. I don't know what its called but it has this funny sprayer that has a trigger instead of a push nozzle.

As for the chrome high gloss look you should use a high-gloss paint and then a high gloss clear coat. Those two combined will give you a very glossy look, though I'm not sure it will look very metallic.

As for prep and primer, sand it down and then apply your primer. For mine I used Rust-oleum spray primer (as you've probably realized the local store only carries one brand of spray paint). Hope this helps.

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