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Rattle can spraying
« on: 05 July 2018, 13:46:53 »

I've got a front / back bumper, tailgate / spoiler and a side skirt to do .........

How hot is too hot for spraying ?
Its getting done in the back garden because i've knowhere else sadly and the panels are pretty hot to the touch  :-\
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Re: Rattle can spraying
« Reply #1 on: 05 July 2018, 13:54:35 »

That is a lot to do with rattle cans, even without the heat. I hope you bought a plastic trigger for the cans or you fingers will kill by the end of it.
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Re: Rattle can spraying
« Reply #2 on: 05 July 2018, 14:02:36 »

That is a lot to do with rattle cans, even without the heat. I hope you bought a plastic trigger for the cans or you fingers will kill by the end of it.




 ;D  Unless I get a phone call for work, i've got a few days to play with  ;D


Anyway, the tailgate has been sat in the tin shed for 6 years so its not like i'm going to be rushing  ;D
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Re: Rattle can spraying
« Reply #3 on: 05 July 2018, 15:12:54 »

 Way to hot for spraying.
About 8am is a good temp at the moment but don't expect a good finish with having o do such large areas

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Re: Rattle can spraying
« Reply #4 on: 05 July 2018, 15:53:44 »

Is it feasible to paint small areas with rattle cans, keith? I have in mind corners of my bumpers  about a foot long and six inches tall.

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Re: Rattle can spraying
« Reply #5 on: 05 July 2018, 16:09:33 »

Is it feasible to paint small areas with rattle cans, keith? I have in mind corners of my bumpers  about a foot long and six inches tall.

Ron.
Absolutely :y

But as with regular spraying, the results are only as good as the prep work... Also colour plays a significant part...
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Re: Rattle can spraying
« Reply #6 on: 05 July 2018, 16:14:42 »

Is it feasible to paint small areas with rattle cans, keith? I have in mind corners of my bumpers  about a foot long and six inches tall.

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Yup, no problem  :y

As Al says, take your time and prep it properly.
DON'T put too much paint on in one go.
Build it up slowly  ;)

I've just stripped, washed, degreased, keyed with scotchbrite, panel wiped and put the first coat of colour on the inside of the tailgate  :y
Gone on quite well and (upto now) no reactions  :y
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Re: Rattle can spraying
« Reply #7 on: 05 July 2018, 16:19:16 »

Understood, gents. I'll get it as smooth as a civil servant's trouser seat first, then de-dust/degrease it before spraying.
Is "panel wipe" the stuff that Edd China oes on about in Wheeler Dealers?

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Re: Rattle can spraying
« Reply #8 on: 05 July 2018, 16:20:59 »

Understood, gents. I'll get it as smooth as a civil servant's trouser seat first, then de-dust/degrease it before spraying.
Is "panel wipe" the stuff that Edd China oes on about in Wheeler Dealers?

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Yup  :y

I've just paid under 10 quid for 5 litres  :y
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Re: Rattle can spraying
« Reply #9 on: 05 July 2018, 17:12:48 »

Ive found silver (bigron,s colour) to be about the most difficult colour to match / blend in. Ive done a couple of small areas on my rubens red version and it  blended in quite nicely.
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Re: Rattle can spraying
« Reply #10 on: 05 July 2018, 17:16:02 »

Even I can match Vauxhall white :D
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Re: Rattle can spraying
« Reply #11 on: 05 July 2018, 17:18:49 »

Just a update, this tailgate is off a R reg  ::) and has the black plastic trim on the outside.


How do these come off ?
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Re: Rattle can spraying
« Reply #12 on: 05 July 2018, 18:12:31 »

Even I can match Vauxhall white :D
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White, assuming its not faded into cream, and Black (Plain Black) are probably to 2 colours that are most forgiving with Rattle Cans. in fact most Non Metallic colours work well, although Red can be an arse if its been Sun bleached.

Once you mention the word "Metallic" its starts to tricky, as you trying to match the Metallic reflection it gives off as well as the Spray Can pattern, having said that Silver is not a bad Metallic to spray if its done sparingly, bit by bit with some wash in (over spray) into the existing panel.

But as you say Al, its all about Prep Work, then more Prep, and getting the Clear Coat to look good, if at the end of the day its not going to happen, best bet is do all the Prep and Primer work done yourself and then get some quotes for a Pro just to blow it over in the Base Colour and Top Coat.  ;)
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Re: Rattle can spraying
« Reply #13 on: 05 July 2018, 20:21:44 »

Main problem once you have mastered the art of getting a good finish is keeping it shiny.ordinary clear laquer and even the 2k aerosol clearcoats seem to go dull after a few months.they can be hand or machine polished up to near perfection but never seem to keep that perfection for long and the trouble is itís so easy to wear through due to being much thinner than gun applied paint.you could put more coats on but then you run the risk of cracking .
I was thinking along the similar lines as last post in doing repairs myself,even applying basecoat if poss and then just having a body shop apply a clear coat.
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Re: Rattle can spraying
« Reply #14 on: 05 July 2018, 23:12:59 »

Remove the trims with a decent paint scraper. You can use it like a chisel, going upwards in short 'steps', however that's a lonnng process. Much better to go left to right, scraping through a few mm of the adhesive as you go. Ten times easier in warm weather, too. Each strip (one at the top one at the bottom) is something like 8 - 12mm deep, so it wont take long to do.

Also don't be tempted to peel if off from one end, you'll permanently distort the trim, bending it into a gentle arc. Go gently,  :y

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