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Old October 27th, 2017, 04:41 AM   #11
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Old November 4th, 2017, 03:28 PM   #12
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I used a hacksaw to cut off the posts as close to the base as possible. When you do get them off you will find that there are holes in the molding that you will have to fill. These are air bubbles from the injection molding process. I filled mine in with filler primer, but you could use a two part epoxy. It will take some patience to get everything blended in. I recommend using a die grinder to get the cutoff sections close to the base, say 1/8" to the base and then hand sand with a sanding block starting with 180 grit and be careful not to scuff the rest of the piece too much. Once the stalks are gone I would scuff the rest of the surface with 400 grit and apply your first coat of primer. Once you get there message me and I will help you from there.


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Old November 5th, 2017, 12:02 PM   #13
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When it comes to painting the parts I had no previous experience. I watched this video
and a couple others on youtube and then I tried it myself. A few pointers I can give you are sanding is key to the finish but dont be too critical until you start wet sanding the color coats. Be careful to sand the edges first and very carefully, they are the areas that are easiest to burn through the color and have to repaint. The color I used was duplicolor toyota super red II with a white primer underneath. I would recommend at least 3 coats of primer and 3 of paint. You can wet sand and then buff the last coat or add clear coat and then wetsand w/2000 grit and then use a buffing compound, then a polishing, and finally a swirl remover. When using a orbital polisher make sure to use new bonnetts for each compound. Im sure that you will have questions as you go so feel free to contact me.
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