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window_surrounds [2007/04/29 09:17]
johnsav
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-Not a massive job but as i was doing this today i thought id share it with you guys.  +===== Respraying ​the Window Surrounds =====
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-As these cars are getting older the black surrounds to the windows gradually wear away and start to look shitty like this:  +
  
 +The black surrounds to the windows gradually wear away and start to look grey like this:​\\ ​
 {{windowsurround001.jpg|}} {{windowsurround001.jpg|}}
  
-Doesnt look good at all!  +Preparation:​ Take the back windows out. Now you can lightly "​key"​ the surface with fine wet and dry paper. When done use some white sprit or similar to clean the surface of dirt and grease.\\
-First thing to do in preparation is take the back windows out. Now you can lightly "​key"​ the surface with fine wet and dry paper. When done use some white sprit or similar to clean the surface of dirt and grease. ​ +
 {{windowsurround002.jpg|}} {{windowsurround002.jpg|}}
  
-Next is the fun bit! NOT.  +Take your time to mask up well. Paint can and will get in everywhere and its tedious cleaning ​overspray up. Takes about an hour to properly mask a side up.\\ 
-In all seriousness,​ take your time to mask up well. Paint can and will get in everywhere and its annoying having to clean overspray up. Takes me about an hour to "properly" ​mask a side up.  +
 {{windowsurround003.jpg|}} {{windowsurround003.jpg|}}
  
-When your happy that everything is safe and covered, ​get spraying! I use a tin of Satin Black spray for each side. Dont get too close and keep the can moving to get a good finish. Build up in layers, allowing a few minutes to dry in between each one.  +When your happy that everything is safe and covered, ​start to respray the sourronds. Use a tin of Satin Black spray for each side. Dont get too close and keep the can moving to get a good finish. Build up in layers, allowing a few minutes to dry in between each one.  
-If you want a more shiny finish then use some laquer, although i reckon its looks good without. +If you want a more shiny finish then use some laquer.\\
 {{windowsurround004.jpg|}} {{windowsurround004.jpg|}}
  
-When the paint can is empty sit down and have one of these! +Let the paint dry for about 30 mins then carefully remove the masking ​tape.  
- +Be extra carefull when putting the windows back as you dont want to damage the new paint.\\
-{{windowsurround005.jpg|}} +
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-Let the paint dry for about 30 mins then carefully remove the masking ​shit.  +
-Be extra carefull when putting the windows back as you dont want to damage the new paint.. ( I didnt do this, honest!)  +
 {{windowsurround006.jpg|}} {{windowsurround006.jpg|}}
  
-Now add a coat of laquer depending on the required finsih. 
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