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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by alcarmichael View Post
    After a long waste of time more progress has been made. I've bought some rattle cans from Halfords: etch primer, BMW jet black and lacquer.

    3 coats of etch primer later:



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    What you'll need now is patience, patience and more patience. Each time you apply paint or primer, give it a few days to "gas-out" and harden. Maybe even longer with lacquer Then you sand it to prep for the next coat of paint. Since you're going for a gloss black finish you will be doing a copious amount of wet sanding with finer and finer grits of paper. Don't skip steps and you should end up with a fine finish.
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    Id give that a coat of filler primer on top of that and then rub down

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    I think I'll leave the rubber base as is, I've cleaned it up and it looks in pretty good condition. Will consider building a plinth further down the line.

    I was going to rub down then spray paint tomorrow, what would a coat of primer in between etch primer and paint help achieve? I'd have no problems just going and buying a tin if Halfords wasn't so bloody far away!

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    The etch primer is your key into the aluminium and also a barrier coat but its not very thick and you want to leave that coat in tact if you can if you rub it down you will expose that alu in places again.
    The filler primer is a high build coating which will fill in any marks scratches and rubs down really easy and very smooth fine finish so makes a great base for the gloss coats

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    Thank you for the advice, I will get some primer.

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    Looking great! You'll be spinning records in style in no time!


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    I hope so. But I've been distracted:



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    Quote Originally Posted by alcarmichael View Post
    I hope so. But I've been distracted:



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