sand em n paint em will be fine!
you need to add a flex agent to the paint for the bumpers and skirts or the paint will crackhpjunkie said:
i've never had that problem never used a flex agent either!!rude_ideas said:you need to add a flex agent to the paint for the bumpers and skirts or the paint will crackhpjunkie said:
X2rude_ideas said:you need to add a flex agent to the paint for the bumpers and skirts or the paint will crackhpjunkie said:
huh really? honestly i've never ran into that problem i use dupont paint products painted my old Z the onlt time the paint cracked on the bumper was after i hit a deer lol! But better safe than sorry (not argueing just never ran into that prob)psquare75 said:X2rude_ideas said:you need to add a flex agent to the paint for the bumpers and skirts or the paint will crackhpjunkie said:
After a few months or year w/o it, you'll start seeing small cracks in the paint.
If you want to use a flex agent just go and buy it for the brand of paint your useing any autobody supply shop should carry it or at least where you bought the paint!fourdoorz said:Hmm.. anything you guys could recommend to add as the flex agent? I'm not sure if I will go to the trouble of adding it or not. Afterall, this is only a $500 beater
ah yea that sux guess it's just luck in my case maby lolwhitelightning2 said:they didn't use a flex agent on my bumpers, they're cracked pretty good after 7 years.
thank you didn't think you really needed a flex agent :wink:blackwidowz24 said:You really don't need a flex agent. As long as you pre clean it really good. I always use a Plastic Prep, and then when I go to mix the paint I put a little bit of fish eye reducer in with it. I've sprayed alot of plastics in the body shop and I havent had any troubles. When spraying Plastics your going to run into the problems of fish eyein more than anything, even if you clean it the best you could its usually still there!!! Most generally when the paint cracks its due to the paint/clear being to thick, not using the right supplies (using different brands), filler being to thick, not pre cleaning good enough, or just plain car accidents.
Bro, I'm not saying I'm the best because I'm not but I have 7 years in the body business. Went to school for it and graduated. Even got my Ase Certification in Structural/Non-Structural, and also Painting and Refinishing. Yes it's always best to use a flex agent but you really don't have to. Without using a flex agent means that you can't right away as soon as it cures you can't flex it, (henceforth FLEX AGENT) But let it harden and be careful and you won't have any problems. Like I said get you a real good Plastic Prep, and Fish Eye Reducer and your set. Usually when someone has there car repainted they're not going to lean all over it anyways.andystepper said:in all honestly, who all works at an autobody shop besides me? you NEED a flex agent when spraying on to urethane(and yes the Z bumpers are). clean with hot soapy water and give a light coat of plastic prep and an adhesion promoter. without the flex agent if say someone leans on your bumper you will all of a sudden notice small hairline cracks. it also all depends on what your paint is that your using. if your just using a spray bomb, than don't even bother because it will look like shit either way. but if your using a reputable paint company they will insist to use a flex agent.