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This is a discussion on painting air lid within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; ok, Im trying to paint my air lid, but it wont shine? I sanded/wet sanded it, washed it and put ...

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    painting air lid

    ok, Im trying to paint my air lid, but it wont shine? I sanded/wet sanded it, washed it and put Gloss black on it. But it wont shine, what do I need to do?

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    you using a sealer/primer sort of thing first?

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    dun dun dunnnn, nope. Guess I shoulda primered it 1st huh

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    Shouldn't you put a clear coat on it too?

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    Clearcoat is what shines. Primer, Paint, clear, and buff.

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    k thanks.

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    there are also adhesion promoters out there as well for painting on plastics.

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    depending on the shine he wants he wouldn't have to use a clear if it's a high gloss paint....
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    you dont necessary need clear . . but it sounds like you need a plastic prepping primer (probably flexible). Then clean very well with prep. If you dont want to use base-clear, you can use a standard gloss enamel. its just much easier to buff and polish base-clear.

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