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Discussion in 'Spray Painting and Panel Beating' started by Dayvo, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Dayvo

    Dayvo Because i can

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    Ok the paint on both my front and rear bars is starting to peal in big chunks . Looks like they have been resprayed at some stage. Just wondering what woild be the best option. A) get both bars stripped and resprayed . B) buy 2bars from the wreckers in good condition in any color and get them resprayed C) buy 2 aftermarket bars for approximately $500 each including paint and hope they fit as good as the genuine part . Color is alto grey . Thanks in advance
     
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    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Assuming your bars are in otherwise good condition, Option A.....Option B makes no sense as just extra cost.

    Wouldn't even consider option C.
     
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    Dayvo Because i can

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    Thanks for your input mate . With option B was thinking that purchasing two bars would work out cheaper than having to strip both bars as the paint peeling is all over . Starts with small micro blisters then it bubbles up and pearls off so the complete bar will have to be rubbed back .
     
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    Fair point.

    Might be time to get some quotes from painters on options A & B.

    Just avoid C.
     
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    They normally use paint stripper to get the old gear off. So labor won't be hrs and hours on the sander.
     
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    Can you safely use stripper on painted plastic parts.?
    Wouldn't stripper hurt plastic?
     
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    Its fine on Vr ute corner tub mouldings thats how i stripped mine. It only eats the paint won't eat plastic. Paint stripper and the karcher works awesome on bumpers and mouldings. Even the lid on the can is plastic.
     
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    I wouldn’t use paint stripper on plastic. Paint itself is a polymer (plastic) after all.

    I’d find panels in good used condition and have them resprayed. If the existing paint is flaking or damaged, there’s a good chance it’s been resprayed before with poor prep etc. too much effort to strip and will probably cost you more.
     

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