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Flex Agent (archive)

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Posted by Bob ///M3 on September 17, 2000 at 20:07:07:

In Reply to: Mine go in on Tuesday, door handles on Thursday. posted by Hellrot on September 17, 2000 at 19:44:58:

The flex agent the painter will add allows the coating to "flex"! They use this agent on anything, smooth or rough, that might flex such as non-metallic bumpers and their various parts (front and rear), guarter panels, etc.

Some people believe this "agent" slowly disappears with age and doesn't help after a while!

Also, some paint manufacturer's clearcoats are harder than others and tend to not flex as much as others do.

If your painter is well experienced, he should know how to prepare them and the best product/s to use on your moldings.

Bob ///M3



From what I can tell, my guy is going to wet sand and smooth out all of the pieces to look as factory as possible. I imagine that the BMW front center piece is going to be a bit of a pain seeing how he has to go around each letter. IT is going to have the finish baked on. One thing is that in the paint they should add plenty of flex agent. THat way the paint will adhere better to the smoooth texture of the plastic.





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