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Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by larryleeUSN, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. larryleeUSN

    larryleeUSN Rockstar 100 Posts

    ok. im not all that good with painting. ill probably use spray paint even though i have an air brushing kit and all. but i need to know the best way to sand the front bumper and the plastic on the bumper. which grit and all. i have plenty of room to setup a paint booth and ill have plenty of time when i go home on leave. all help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in a dvance.
  2. Springthing

    Springthing Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Are you wanting to make it just a nice painting surface, or are you wanting to take off old paint/bumps/nicks?

    I'd go for 300ish if you have a bad surface... then 600. Before paint you want to go for something very fine like 1500/2000. Don't use your hand, at least get a cheap squeegie from the auto parts store (or paint store) - it's a little rubber rectangle about 5" by 3". Use that to wrap your paper around - use plenty of water and go slow!
  3. larryleeUSN

    larryleeUSN Rockstar 100 Posts

    naw no nicks or what not. all brand new pretty much. i just want to make a good painting surface and then paint and preserve. so all b4 i paint. sand with 600 then 1500 wrapped around a squeegie b4 painting?dont sound to bad. i have plenty of squeegies at my house already. thank for the info.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2009
  4. Springthing

    Springthing Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    N/p. The squeegie is just to get the contour of the bumper and all. Makes it easy if you palm it with the sandpaper.

    Again, be careful with the 600 grit - it cuts faster than you think!

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