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Postby Sueflower » 27 May 2014, 18:57

Hubby is about to start tidying up door handles and grills while our T25 is away having a respray.Any advice the best way to do it,he thinks the grills are they need a special primer..someone suggested plasticote spray
any advice please
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Re: respray door handles/grills

Postby jamesc76 » 27 May 2014, 19:04

grills are plastic, handles are a cash ally based material. Plasticote satin or gloss black is a good paint use etch primer to make it really grab
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Re: respray door handles/grills

Postby kear » 27 May 2014, 19:53

Make sure the grill is well prepared, give it a good rub down with a grey scotch pad getting in all the corners, spray it with a plastisiser which you can by in aerolsol, then you can prime straight onto it once dry, give the primer a light rub down with 5-600 grit paper and the top coat should look good
I would etch prime the handles once they are flatted before applying the primer
It's all about the prep work, as you don't want the paint flaking off
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Re: respray door handles/grills

Postby fairwynds » 27 May 2014, 20:00

Yup, grilles will be plastic. Halfords plastic primer followed by Halfords satin black.... A good clean with soap and water followed by a light sand with 180 grit wet and dry paper. Another wash followed by a thorough drying...then paint:

Door handles WILL need etch priming, or you risk the paint coming off at the slightest provocation!
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Re: respray door handles/grills

Postby ELVIS » 27 May 2014, 20:29

as has been said, bloody good clean, scotch pad, then i use a satin black designed for plastics instead of using primer. Can get them from Paint supply shop for £5 or so for big can :ok
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Re: respray door handles/grills

Postby what2do » 28 May 2014, 09:33

As we all know, DIY on the cheap where possible is always high on the list here. I also know that several on here have bought the sand blasters from lidl/aldi, thus, may I offer the suggestion of blasting the grill and just spraying it? Saves a lot of rubbing down and gets into every nook and cranny. In fact it's sooo quick and easy that I even did the rear face of my grill. Not sure I would've bothered if I'd have had to rub it down. Still looks great now once I wash the bugs and other muck off it.

If need be, a blasting company would do it for a tenner or less. Options options options, one of which is NEVER maintenance free motoring with a t25!
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Re: respray door handles/grills

Postby Sueflower » 28 May 2014, 14:44

thanks folks...lots of good tips here
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