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  1. Jhabeeb

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    hey guys so I just got a paint gun and my frame needs to be painted and I was wondering what everyone uses for paint and recommends? im familiar with painting I have done it at work a few times but not really sure of what to use for paint thanks!
     
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    If you use automotive paint, I suggest using a slow reducer.
     
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    Yip, I use 2K automotive paint (Used with 2k thinners and Hardner) but first I use an etch primer, especially if you have sandblasted the frame. use an etch primer to prevent rust, then give it a go with a nice primer, then go for it with a topcoat. I have done a base coat/clear coat system once before but its a lot of effort and I find the one shot 2k system works best. I always prefer paint to powder coating.
     
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    Blaaster Moderator Staff Member Technician Forum Supporter

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    As you would know, the success of any paint job is preparation, preparation, preparation.

    Fully rubbing back (unless you use wet on wet method) each application of paint is essential for adhesion!
     
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    awesome thanks guys
     
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    Indeed, prep prep prep! Take your time and get hold of some proper equipment Remember to use the right thinners for the type of paint
     
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    I have a sand blaster but it only fits smaller parts.. what grit should I use to sand down the frame?
     
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    Herpderplol BRRAAAAAAAAAPP

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    Take it to a local shop. usually if you talk to the right guy you can get stuff done cheap!

    my brother had his done for $20
     

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