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#1 Wreelybro

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:50 PM

OK so I've go myself a carbon fibre centre console that is pretty scratched up. I've managed to wet n dry it to 99% but now need to make it look shiny again. My questions are: 1. What should I use to do this lacquer in rattle can from Halfrauds?? (Probably not!!) 2. Back to the bodyshop for a clear coat? 3. Or is there anyone here that can re-do the gel coat? Cheers chinky chinky

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:29 PM

You'll be fine with rattle cans, build up gradually with several light coats. You may find that if you have sanded through the topcoat into the carbon in some parts and not in others, the first couple of coats the lacquer will sink in and look matt in those bits. Let each coat dry a bit in between, persevere and it will end up fine

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:40 PM

Might want some UV protector on it too? Otherwise it will start going yellow!

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:56 PM

Cheers fella's I'll post up once I've done..

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:57 PM

Might want some UV protector on it too? Otherwise it will start going yellow!


Thats what Lacquer is for....

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:04 AM

Thats what Lacquer is for....


Last time I checked, lacquer wasn't UV protective. You can get seperate UV protective lacquer that goes underneath the final lacquer layer.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:10 AM


Thats what Lacquer is for....


Last time I checked, lacquer wasn't UV protective. You can get seperate UV protective lacquer that goes underneath the final lacquer layer.


Yeah think Seb is right..Although I may not bother with UV protection as it's not going to be in direct light all that much..

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:13 AM

http://www.autopaint...ener-2695-p.asp

http://www.autopaint...osol-1422-p.asp

http://www.autopaint...osol-2393-p.asp

:P

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:57 AM

just use a good 2k lacquer. Most bodyshops will only charge you 20 quid for doing it.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:37 AM

Yeah think I am going to go with that tbh. Buy the time I have bought materials myself may as well off had it done professionally.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:44 AM

http://www.autopaint...ener-2695-p.asp

http://www.autopaint...osol-1422-p.asp

http://www.autopaint...osol-2393-p.asp

:P


Must just be the halfords stuff that turned my cap yellow then, so yeah, tip there, don't use the halfords stuff :P

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:50 AM

Halfords stuff is filth! The only saving grace is that its convenient.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:18 AM


http://www.autopaint...ener-2695-p.asp

http://www.autopaint...osol-1422-p.asp

http://www.autopaint...osol-2393-p.asp

:P


Must just be the halfords stuff that turned my cap yellow then, so yeah, tip there, don't use the halfords stuff :P



that'll learn you :P

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:42 PM

Halfrauds Rattle Cans aren't pertol resistant it's utter poop! IMO..

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:18 AM

Let us know how you get on.... Chances are you've seen my spoiler (part of Cliffie's lot) and I guess it needs similar treatment?





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