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Old 16-Sep-2008, 07:03 PM
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DIY Paint and Install Lip Kit EJ1

this is an old diy that i did with photos, thought ide repost it

copy and pasted some of my instructions and info from another one of my new diys, u may not need all the supplies, and some of the steps in the photos are not needed and have changed, but atleast u get an idea of how to do it, since then i have refined my paint techniques and steps but generally they are the same, i no longer use certain primers as ive had some bad batches, i have had best luck with some cheap paints often more then the custom stuff.

*best finish and color from ct small duplicolr cans, best clear flexcoat primer

was helping a buddy paint his side moulding as its been a boring winter and we've been wanting to work on the cars. so here is a DIY on how to paint the mouldings that many people have.

Note that many people may not be able to paint in colder temperatures and its not the best condition but Ive dont it many times and with a heat gun. If you do not have a buddy to work with you and a heat gun dont bother trying this as it will be very difficult alone and without a heat gun.

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Heat Gun
Masking tape -
4 Tarps
Primer
Base Coat ($25 1 can) or $10 1/3 can from CT duplicolor
Towels
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I purchased a thick 2" and a 1" masking tape and 4 tarps from the dollarstore. I hate using painters tape as it always tears on me. Primer and paint I get from Paintcircuit.com, theres one close to me around Mc Nicoll and Vic Park. You will need Towels to wipe and clean the mouldings after sanding. and Goo Gone to remove the tape residue after your dont painting. A heat gun is imperative in painting in colder temperatures and to help warm paint etc.

Where to get your paint?
http://www.paintcircuit.com
the one in scarborough is located at vic park and mc nicoll

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some parts after either a year or 2 years ago. paint match is generally pretty good, ive had best results with Canadian tire paint cans, although the spray pressure is not as nice as a full can









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this is my friends car we painted the spoiler, side mouldings side skirts and touchup paint all around on fenders n bumpers. however one some parts we had a bad batch of primer which after a few days discolored the paint and destroyed the finish. other then that we repainted and all was perfect
















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great write up!
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also if your masking anything or tarping the car off, i would recomment to use electrical tape as the main layer of the paint of the car and then masking tape overlapping on top of the masking tape since masking tape can leave the glue resideue and electrical does not
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Hey I just finished painting my rear and front lips with some paint i bought from Paint circuit and I got the clear coat mixed in this time.

Would you still put on a seperate clear coat afterwards? or a straight rubbing compound to finish it off?

or would you use rubbing compound than spray clear coat and than rubbing compound again?
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amazing wright up . i am not a fan of the sides but still i like that u had alot of pics and u pointed alot of stuff out . great job.
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Excellent write up, I'm glad I joined this forum. I was planning to try this on my own this summer but thanks to this I'm more confident in doing it myself. =)
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Originally Posted by japar View Post
Excellent write up, I'm glad I joined this forum. I was planning to try this on my own this summer but thanks to this I'm more confident in doing it myself. =)

no prob, im glad that its of use, as when i was starting up there were no diy on painting
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