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How to use automotive paint? [message #63677] Sat, 09 March 2013 18:27 UTC Go to next message
avatar ZeeMar  is currently offline ZeeMar
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I have seen some 3D parts painted with automotive paint. They look amazing and I want to try this.

1) Anybody know how I might approach this with SLS parts?

2) Is there a way to get automotive paint that matches my car color?

Thanks
Re: How to use automotive paint? [message #63696 is a reply to message #63677 ] Sat, 09 March 2013 20:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Priming the plastic first would be good, use a suitable primer though - probably an acrylic primer.

On your car should be a plate (maybe door frame or bonnet/hood slam panel), the plate will have things like min & max weights along with a code for the paint colour. You should be able to get a near perfect match in any decent auto factors, or head to your local spray shop for hem to make up the perfect match.

Paul
Re: How to use automotive paint? [message #63710 is a reply to message #63696 ] Sun, 10 March 2013 01:32 UTC Go to previous message
avatar ZeeMar  is currently offline ZeeMar
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ok thanks I will look into that.

Would I need an airbrush or could I use an ordinary paintbrush? I do not have an air compressor right now.

 
   
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