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Repainting of Cabs/ parts help

Posted: January 11th, 2019, 7:06 am
by Jan
Help me out guys, i have to do some repainting and like to see if I got this right.

Clean -> sandpaper (800?) -> primer -> paint

Or another sandpapering between prime and paint ?

Is clear coat necessary?


Thx so much

Re: Repainting of Cabs/ parts help

Posted: January 11th, 2019, 7:54 am
by DaveyD
Is the area you want to paint currently damaged/chipped/rust underneath?

If it is smooth, and good condition then I would use a scotch-brite pad just for keying the area prior to painting it

Re: Repainting of Cabs/ parts help

Posted: January 11th, 2019, 8:06 am
by Jan
yes, i have spots that are chipped and i have also a few spots with a rust.

Re: Repainting of Cabs/ parts help

Posted: January 11th, 2019, 8:25 am
by phillv85
Sandpapering with a fine grain after priming will make for better results.

Re: Repainting of Cabs/ parts help

Posted: January 11th, 2019, 9:46 am
by geotrig
Jan wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 7:06 am
Help me out guys, i have to do some repainting and like to see if I got this right.

Clean -> sandpaper (800?) -> primer -> paint

Or another sandpapering between prime and paint ?

Is clear coat necessary?


Thx so much
you may need to use one or 2 other grades to smooth out after the 800 ,The aim is to level out any chippings so the transition is even and smooth as possible otherwise any imperfection will show ,if that makes sense.

This guy has some good tips for preparing surfaces for painting , cant remember which vids i watched before but he does some with rattle cans .https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdCViy ... s8wtFx3_1g


clear coat is not necessary but a light dusting might help protect ,only thing with clear coat is it might need addtional work after to bring up the colour .

Re: Repainting of Cabs/ parts help

Posted: January 11th, 2019, 9:54 am
by Jan
cool, thank you ! :thumbup: