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Old May 19th, 2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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I made a deal with a friend of mine that if I did some front end work on his car he would paint the spoiler and front ground effect on my Trans Am. I did the work on his car 3 years ago and my parts are still the wrong color.


Anyway, I've decided to just do it myself but I have a couple of questions.

1. What is the best way to strip the old paint off of fiberglass. (Rear Spoiler)

2. What is the best way to strip the paint off of urithane. (Front Lip)

3. I also need to fix a the corner of the spoiler where it was runbbed down during shipping, so I will have to add just a bit of material to it. being that the spoiler is fiberglass, can I use bondo? Or is there something that would work better?

4. How much paint should I buy to cover these two parts.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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I sanded my spoiler with a random orbital sander, hand sanding and flat board. depends on the curve of it I guess. Depending on how much is gone.. If just a little bit bondo might work not more than 1/4 in.

you could probably cover both of those with a quart easy, pint maybe (depends on how big the chin spoiler is)
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Old May 27th, 2011, 10:39 AM   #3
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why does everybody think they have to strip the paint off before they paint. Sand it with a DA sander, block it to 400 by hand, prime to tint base color, and paint to match. I would use resin to fill the rub. It will soften the plastic and bond to it when it hardens. You will then be able to shape it to match the rest before painting. I would get a quart to paint it. If you have never painted before, this would give you a little extra in case you mess up. A pint would be enough if you are a master painter.
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