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Spraying plastic trim

on Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:27 am
So...

I've got a plastic piece of trim broken on the boot lid, found the piece on eBay which came in plain black only. The car colour is nightshade black - slightly purple tinge to black I guess. Now if I can find cans of the paint should I try spraying it myself?

The cars an 09 plate so the value is going, it's done 106,000 miles now.

I also now need two internal door handles, they're finished in a chrome material that's begun detaching with lovely sharp edges that cut your fingers if you're not paying attention

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Re: Spraying plastic trim

on Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:50 am
What colour are you trying to get it ?
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Re: Spraying plastic trim

on Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:12 am
It's a pearlescent type black the same as the rest of the car
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Re: Spraying plastic trim

on Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:14 am
You can get pre coat paint with some sort of ingredients that will help the top coat stick.

I know those bloody awful chrome sharp edges, not the 1st time I've been sliced Mad
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Re: Spraying plastic trim

on Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:27 am
Cheers I'll have a look

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Re: Spraying plastic trim

on Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:39 am
Done it loads of times, did the rear sensors on the focus 4 years ago and they still look factory spec.

Key to it is buying good paint, dont be tempted to save money.

Nice warm day or at least not damp.

rub down current colour with the finest wet and dry you can get
Ensure its very clean and spray with a primer.

Leave it to dry overnight and spray gently from at least 12 inches away with the colour spray, give it at least two thin coats, if it runs, over-spray the drip to the edge using the propellant to chase the paint off.

Leave it st least 24 hours to harden

Laquer if necessary (i never have had to with decent paint)
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Re: Spraying plastic trim

on Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:28 pm
Nice colour that - my wife's aunties car is that colour .... seems very popular with the older Quashqai drivers - lol.
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Re: Spraying plastic trim

on Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:25 pm
Cheers JC

LK you're a flucker... Basketball
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Re: Spraying plastic trim

on Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:23 am
On another note - the brother in law has just bought a brand new Nissan X-trail ...... very nice car .... so much different from the old X-Trail which was basically a van ....

Looks like a cut price Audi Q7 ...

Mind - I know where the money has been saved ... the engine choices are terrible ... I thinks it's got a 1.5 petrol engine in it - you must have to work it very hard !!
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Re: Spraying plastic trim

on Mon May 01, 2017 3:51 pm
Where do you lot buy the paint from?

I'm having no luck finding this damn Nissan paint...

Really don't want to talk to Nissan unless I have to
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Re: Spraying plastic trim

on Wed May 03, 2017 8:29 am
Go crazy and make it a feature ....... Lime green? Gold? Get it carbon dipped?
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Re: Spraying plastic trim

on Wed May 03, 2017 9:45 am
Go buy a Porsche Very Happy
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Re: Spraying plastic trim

on Wed May 03, 2017 2:16 pm
I bought some 'back to black' stuff for the Picasso, which had a very faded front bumper.

It did absolutely nothing at all. Literally.

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Re: Spraying plastic trim

on Thu May 04, 2017 3:14 pm
Lol
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