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The prob w/ our moldings (archive)

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Posted by PeterM3 on September 17, 2000 at 19:53:11:

In Reply to: Painting Moldings posted by Spencer on September 17, 2000 at 19:40:07:

If you look at the moldings carefully,
you'll notice that they are NOT 100%
smooth. I've been given a lot of
B.S. explanations for this (e.g.,
BMW made them bumpy to avoid
foreign particles from sticking on
to them), but the truth is that
paint just won't stick on the damn
things.

To do it yourself properly, you
should sand them down so that the
primer you spray on them will stick
permanently. without this sticky
well-applied primer, the paint will
have nothing to stick to - hence
the chipping.

For the best effect, it's best to
spray clear coat on it too. this
helps prevent chipping as well.

good luck.


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