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Test paint and Scratch ? Why this happens?

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Carlos Alberto, May 4, 2016.

  1. Carlos Alberto

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    I was testing black paint in one part that i have stocked of Inspire 1. I applyed the spray directly in Inspire 1 plastic and after the paint dry, the piece scratched.... why this happens? Need do something before paint?

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  2. Alastair

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    Yes, you should sand the plastic parts with 400 grit sandpaper and then spray a coat of primer, before tha colour. I think the problem you're having, is because the plastic has a glossy finish and the paint has nothing stick to and will chip off easily.
     
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  3. DodgeP

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    I didn't have any problems painting the extra pieces, in fact; I if I didn't know any better I would think I had purchased a blackout I1. I will post pics later. In a few.
     
  4. seanmclean

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    What Alastair said. That's just an effect of poor surface preparation. Also looks like you laid down one thick layer instead of several lighter ones.
     
  5. DodgeP

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    @Carlos Alberto; @Alastair gave good advice about first sanding the plastic however, I didn't do any sanding. I purchased all extra plastic pieces and then took my time spraying them. I used a very light tack coat of the black matte then another 3 coats of matte and then a clear coat. The results are amazing (in my opinion). I haven't had a chance to finish painting all the battery plates yet.

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