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Unread 07-08-2017, 09:08 AM   #1
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Default Not sure what way to go with Painting club car

Hey all, i wanna paint my club car, but not sure what way to go with this. I have read people using spray cans and plasti dip.

I don't really care about how great it looks, but want to get rid of the forest green color. I know i need to sand and fill in scratches, but is primer necessary or the adhesive?

Any guidance will help my research... and if any of you have suggestions on what you did to your own.
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Unread 07-08-2017, 10:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: Not sure what way to go with Painting club car

I am in the same boat as you, I want to change the stock creme color.
What I have found is that you will need to use the adhesion promoter before using the primer.
The body is TPO plastic and is a solid molded color.
To get the primer to stick you really need to use it. I would prime.
Once you prime, you don't need to use the promoter again.

If you have a compressor you could get a inexpensive HPLV spray gun.
I have not pained with spray guns much so I will practice on the under side of the body units before I try the topside.

Paint can be expensive and many here have had good results with spray can options.

I have no input for dip but I think it would be near the same.
I am going with all Burgundy body but use Hunter Green on the seat fabric with a Burgundy center stripe.

Good luck with your paint or dip.
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Unread 07-20-2017, 09:25 AM   #3
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Default Re: Not sure what way to go with Painting club car

I Plasti dipped my cart. I did minor repairs on scratches, just sanding and also left some to see how the dip filled in. The dip did cover/ fill some of the smaller scratches the bigger ones need to be sanded. the best thing in my option if i get tired of the color it peels off or you can just spray on top.
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Unread 08-11-2017, 12:39 AM   #4
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Good information.

Painting will be our 1st project.

What type / grade of sand paper did you use?
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Unread 08-11-2017, 09:05 AM   #5
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Default Re: Not sure what way to go with Painting club car

If you check the body and paint sub forum there is a sticky with all of the details on painting these plastic bodies.
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Unread 08-11-2017, 09:44 AM   #6
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Default Re: Not sure what way to go with Painting club car

If you really want to change the color, and are NOT looking for a show quality finish.....

A very inexpensive but decent quality paint job is hard to find, but I have had good success with the following, ALL done in a home shop with mostly Harbor Freight tools, and for less than $ 75.

FIRST... REMOVE THE BODY...you just cant get it done on the cart.

Wash (scrub) the body REALLY good with Simple Green and rinse completely.

Using a Dual Action (DA) sander, sand the body first with 220 grit with care to not "loose" the corners (sand them away). You will have to hand sand some of the "curvy" areas.

Now do it it all again with 320, mostly by hand. Now it is time for paint supplies...

For materials, I have been using Tractor Supply Brand "Implement" paint, along with its matching reducer and catalyzed hardener. (you will need a quart of paint..about $30 for everything) It comes in a few colors, but not anything metallic.

I use Duplicolor Adhesion Promoter from Auto parts store (3 cans) will give you 2 light coats.

For primer, the auto parts store has a quart of "hi build sandable" for $ 20.
You probably will use a little more than 1/2 qt.

After 2 light coats of adhesion promoter, apply 2 coats of primer, allow 2 days to cure, wet sand entire body with 400 grit.

wash body completely, allow to dry, wipe with a tack rag, apply 2 coats of color following directions on the paint can. I don't use a clear coat, that's just me.

I have painted a number of cart bodies, they have held up well,

If you screw up, you can always sand it off and try again, it is relatively easy to "change the color", just leave the metallic, pearl, and show quality paint to the professionals ! (and that is NOT me !!)

Paint is like cooking, there are a million ways, everybody thinks theirs is the "best".... this would be the "ham and cheese on white bread" paint job !
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Unread 08-11-2017, 02:21 PM   #7
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Paint is like cooking, there are a million ways, everybody thinks theirs is the "best".... this would be the "ham and cheese on white bread" paint job !
Mine will be ham and cheese on wheat with a touch of jalapeno!
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