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So whats the best way to prep?

I know Tyler said just use soap and a hard brush...
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My method works great if you're going to use Krylon Fusion. That's the method that I read about and that's the method that gave me the best results for my application. When it comes to a different style of paint my method might not be the same. Like Shanes method of prep was longer than mine.
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Yeah just soap and water and let it dry
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Krylon Fusion FTW x2! you can get it at wally-world for like 3-4 bucks I believe. AFAIK, you only use it on plastic. It comes with directions. The biggest thing is just making sure the base coat has something to stick to. Cleaning the surface is number one, scuffing it up number two. realistically anything from 220-400 is plenty just go over all areas you want to paint just so they arn't smooth/slick. You can go with the camo fusion flat black as a base coat with 2-3 coats and then whatever color over that. I've never used clear over it so I can't say as to use it or not. I know one thing to make it look good, don't spray TOO much on at one time and make it run. take your time, stay about 12-15 inches away and spray quick light shots sort of overlapping the previous one. It's okay if you start out and you can still see underneath your first coat. it's better to be a little light and let it dry and know it's going to look good than to focus on one area and make it look dumpy. DON"T use fusion and then switch to something else. use FUSION all the way if you start with fusion. it's great stuff and cheap.
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Damn that looks good Shane. What does that duplicolor stuff cost?
Dang...I must've missed this post! lol.


Jake...it's about $8 or 9 a can and I wanna say I used 5 cans doing 5 flares, valence, and 2 times doing the metal bumper(first time I coated it was an experiment. lol). Still had some leftover so I did the rear inner wheel wells too.
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how about painting the metal part of the bumper; after sanding it, what type of paint/method would one suggest for that?
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how about painting the metal part of the bumper; after sanding it, what type of paint/method would one suggest for that?
google is your friend
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prep really well

krylon fusion for plastic

nuff said!!!!!
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I didn't see anyone mention this, but krylon fusion eats into the first layer of plastic to bond itself to it. so chipping is not something you really have to worry about.
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I didn't see anyone mention this, but krylon fusion eats into the first layer of plastic to bond itself to it. so chipping is not something you really have to worry about.
Yep. I sanded down part of my valance and I still haven't gotten to gray plastic.
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the krylon fusion will hold great on plastic if prepped well. i hit mine with a pressure washer and it does fine.
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