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DIY: Painting Fenders

Discussion in 'Exterior / Detailing / Bodywork DIY How-To's' started by SleepingSol, Feb 3, 2013.



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  1. SleepingSol

    SleepingSol 10sec dd or BUST Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    I had a set of old ricer fenders laying around and decided i needed to freshen up on my painting skills. Here is what i used and how i went about it:

    Sand paper: 320, 800, 1000 grit
    Rust-oleum Primer
    Rust-oleum Jet Black Paint (actual auto paint, not spray can)
    Dupli-color Clear Coat
    Rust-oleum Tac Cloths


    I first sanded down the fiberglass fenders with 320 grit to knock down the small imperfections in the glass. i then wiped down both fenders with a wet lint free terry cloth and primered them (2 Coats)

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    Once dry, I sanded over the primer with 800 grit very lightly cause i wanted a smooth surface but didn't want to remove any primer. I then cleaned then with the tac cloths.

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    Using my Air compressor and HVLP Spray Gun set to 40psi gun pressure, i laid down 3 coats of jet black on each fender.

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    Once dry i then wet sanded both fenders with 1000 grit and put 2 coats of clear on them. the dupli-color clear was spray can cause i had it laying around
     
  2. AlaskaB16

    AlaskaB16 DOING WORK! Registered VIP

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    Got any final pics mounted on car in daylight?
     
  3. SleepingSol

    SleepingSol 10sec dd or BUST Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    No. I don't have my civic anymore. These were just laying around and I needed to brush up on skills cause I want to start painting more on the side
     
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  4. mymmeryloss

    mymmeryloss RHD is where its at Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Not too shabby!
     
  5. SleepingSol

    SleepingSol 10sec dd or BUST Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks
     
  6. R3dline

    R3dline Respected Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    I never really thought those looked bad. I kinda dig em , f**k me right?
     
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  7. xxBLOOD88SHOTxx

    xxBLOOD88SHOTxx Surge Master Registered VIP

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    Look kind of green to me but im sure thats just the picture and my poor eyesight.

    Looks like good work, but maybe post up more of them in some better lighting so we can how well they came out?
     
  8. SleepingSol

    SleepingSol 10sec dd or BUST Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Yeah i will set them outside and get pics of them out in natural night instead of my garage
     
  9. aeraiva

    aeraiva Dedicated Civic Owner

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    They look alright in that lighting. And I agree with R3dline, I like the fenders myself as well. They look like the F-1 Style fenders by Extreme Dimensions (which is what I'm getting ready to purchase for my Civic). Any updates on the pics taken in better lighting?
     


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