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I have a 98 Prelude with the stock plastic ground runners and I would like to paint them the same white as my car. What is the best way to do this? Materials,Steps, etc...
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ian0707:
I have a 98 Prelude with the stock plastic ground runners and I would like to paint them the same white as my car. What is the best way to do this? Materials,Steps, etc...
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What the hell are 'plastic ground runners'?



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AH, you mean this black section under the doors and round the back?

OK, first you need to clean it well using a degreaser, then wipe with a tack cloth.

Then 2 coats of clear plastic primer, a tacky see thru stuff that preps the plastic for the next step, a high build primer.

Leave this to dry for 24 hours, then flat off with Wet and Dry, before applying your BASE coat.

Leave for another 24 hours and add your clear coat/lacquer!


Failiure to comply with any of these steps will result in your paint going AWOL very soon!


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Paint, smart idea...actually there are different types of paint, and I was really just looking to see if anyone had done this before and if they were successful.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ian0707:
Paint, smart idea...actually there are different types of paint, and I was really just looking to see if anyone had done this before and if they were successful.</font>
Any paint is fine once you have applied the right plastic primers!
Any decent paint shop should sell you the right stuff if you tell them what you want to do!

It is really for a paint gun though, don't try and do it with spray cans!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ian0707:
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You can also add a few coats of a stone chip spray which gives a rubbery high build finish that should help stones bounce off before taking your paint with them!
The Side Sills are very prone to stone chips!
This would go on after the plastic primer and before the high build primer!

Get a quote to have it done!
I was quoted £100 here ($150) and for that I would rather let a professional do it!
Paint is hard to put on well, and it will show if you can't do it!

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