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Old 12-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #197
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Heres a picfor you .. I think it's smooth but judge yourself
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:07 PM   #198
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This pic is one with no flash
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:17 PM   #199
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Looks like a slight texture not sure if its the piece or just the primer. It may sand down smooth... No real biggie if your painting it a flat or matte blach.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:48 PM   #200
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orange peel in the primer
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:29 PM   #201
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It is a primer we apply on it as a post operations.

Smooth parts are most aftermarket parts that are made using an in-mold gelcoat. Looks great when you open the box, but mostly used to hide potential issues in the Fiberglass.

Here is some info on our process

http://acscomposite.wordpress.com/20...anything-else/

We RTM Mold each panel, no gelcoat. Inspect each panel so we can see the substrate. Then sand, prime, block and re-prime once again.

My susgestion is to simply final sand the part using a small block. Just dont break trhough our primer, otherwise you'll need to re-prime it. You can start with a quick 200 grit sand paper to break the orange peal, and work your way up to a 800 grit finish, or what ever specs your paint is calling for.



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Looks like a slight texture not sure if its the piece or just the primer. It may sand down smooth... No real biggie if your painting it a flat or matte blach.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:13 PM   #202
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It is a primer we apply on it as a post operations.

Smooth parts are most aftermarket parts that are made using an in-mold gelcoat. Looks great when you open the box, but mostly used to hide potential issues in the Fiberglass.

Here is some info on our process

http://acscomposite.wordpress.com/20...anything-else/

We RTM Mold each panel, no gelcoat. Inspect each panel so we can see the substrate. Then sand, prime, block and re-prime once again.

My susgestion is to simply final sand the part using a small block. Just dont break trhough our primer, otherwise you'll need to re-prime it. You can start with a quick 200 grit sand paper to break the orange peal, and work your way up to a 800 grit finish, or what ever specs your paint is calling for.
Good to know, thanks.
Mine is supposed to be here Friday, weather says snow...:(
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:21 PM   #203
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Has anyone painted anything Satin black before? not matte, satin. If anyone has, could you recommend anything, tips, paint, etc. i want satin because it still has a little shine to it.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:26 PM   #204
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Make sure you have control over dust, Satin Paint can get tricky, and only because you can't wet sand and buff it to remove dust particles.

Other than prepping the part, Satin Paint is applied the same way as regular paint.

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Old 12-19-2012, 08:26 PM   #205
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Subscribed. I'd love to see a DIY for this. Plan on doing this to my hood come spring.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:37 PM   #206
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Make sure you have control over dust, Satin Paint can get tricky, and only because you can't wet sand and buff it to remove dust particles.

Other than prepping the part, Satin Paint is applied the same way as regular paint.
any paint recommendation?
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #207
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Simply follow the instructions from the paint manufacturer.

All you need to know is the part you have has a coat of automotive primer on it.

There are no "silicone or demolding agents" you can find on other aftermarket parts.


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any paint recommendation?
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:00 PM   #208
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Simply follow the instructions from the paint manufacturer.

All you need to know is the part you have has a coat of automotive primer on it.

There are no "silicone or demolding agents" you can find on other aftermarket parts.
got it, but i mean like brand or something, not really to savvy with paint.. im going to practice with it before i do my insert.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:07 PM   #209
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does anyone know how much can i expect to pay for painting and installation at a body shop? approximately?
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:52 PM   #210
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does anyone know how much can i expect to pay for painting and installation at a body shop? approximately?
Honestly $100-$150 to paint the install they are going to hit you for $300-$600
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