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Just dawned on me this is my 3rd 426 car... clearly I have a thing for Silver.
 

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Looks great - which hf gun did you use? Where did you source the sealer / base / clear? Curious to know more about the process if you don't mind sharing.
 

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I used the 17.99 one and added a pressure regulator. They market it as an HVLP gun but I didn’t get good flow from it until I went up to 35ish PSI.

Basically, I knocked all the old clear off the bumper with 200 grit, followed by 400 grit to smooth, then I applied sealer, base, and clear. I should’ve done a layer of primer then 800 grit and I think the finish would’ve been smoother, but this is still pretty acceptable I think.


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I’d probably recommend spending a little more money and getting the Astro Pneumatic off Amazon; the HF gun was fun for a first time but I don’t see it lasting through several sessions

I sourced the materials from a local paint supplier, it was pretty pricey (250ish) but most of that was for the clear, sealer, and various other hardeners/reducers… which I can use again on the next project


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I would agree with using a sandable primer for any 2 stage painting project, especially a bumper. I got mediocre results on my first 2 stage bumper and more prep would have helped a lot.
 

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Automotive parking light Wheel Car Tire Vehicle


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Ahh that's so much better... the enkeis also made a return!
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