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Unread 03-08-2011, 10:12 PM   #1
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Hey guys, just volunteered to give my dads '96 Club Car (electric) an overhaul. Never worked on a cart before and i'm probably gonna have a few questions. For starters I know i'm gonna remove the body and give it a fresh coat of paint. I've never painted plastic before. Any suggestions on what the best process and or products to use would be great. There are a few problem areas(dings & digs) that will need to be addressed before painting. I'm hoping to achieve better than rattle can results.
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Unread 03-08-2011, 10:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: Looking to paint the body.

Well, you probably aren't going the route I am with the cart, but I just got done using Herculiner on my entire body. It turned out really great, I couldn't believe it. It covered up all scratches and dings. It looks awesome. I can't paint to save my life, so this was the route I chose. Also because I plan on making mine a hunting cart, so I really like the rugged look. It was very easy, and looks a million times better than if I would have tried to paint it.
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Unread 03-08-2011, 10:37 PM   #3
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Not a bad idea. I was already thinking about using that on the rear step areas. I think I want to try my hand at spraying on a new color and hitting it with a clear coat. Question is, whats the right prep process for plastic and what paint to use. I know some guys have had success with Krylons "fusion" paints, but I used that on some resin chairs and it started to peel in just a few months.
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Unread 03-09-2011, 12:51 AM   #4
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Question is, whats the right prep process for plastic and what paint to use. I know some guys have had success with Krylons "fusion" paints, but I used that on some resin chairs and it started to peel in just a few months.
did you follow the instructions?

its kinda buried, but theres a paint & body sub-forum here... link

and here's the thread on prep: prep work for painting plastic bodies
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did you follow the instructions?

its kinda buried, but theres a paint & body sub-forum here... link

and here's the thread on prep: prep work for painting plastic bodies
Are you referring to the instructions for the fusion or this forum? If you meant the fusion than yes i did. If your talking about the instructions for this web site than the answer is still yes. However, I'm brand new to this site and still getting my feet under me. Sorry, but thanks for the info anyway.
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Unread 03-09-2011, 04:24 PM   #6
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i was referring to the fusion...

i'm surprised you had problems. i've had a lot of luck with the stuff. never done resin chairs though...
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I just painted the wife's cart with single stage from summit racing and it turned out GREAT.. everything you need for a little more then 100 bucks [less the compressor and spray gun] I scuffed it with scotch bright pad, primed it, the 4 or 5 coats of paint..Good Luck
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i was referring to the fusion...

i'm surprised you had problems. i've had a lot of luck with the stuff. never done resin chairs though...
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I was surprised too, especially since the can actual had a picture of a resin chair on it and had it listed as a possible application.
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The way to get a good paint job that holds is all covered by one word ( "PREPERATION" )
this includes the removal of all wax and sealers, silicon, etc with strippers-solvents available from paint shops for plastic and fiberglass bodys and the use of tack cloth to pick up anything left before the roughing of surface with mild grite ( 250-500 ) auto type wetdry sand paper to get surface glaze broken and for paint to grip called TOOTH, then cleaning again with strippers-solvents and a ( new clean tack cloth ) not used previously.
This along with many light coats applied and allowed to set between coats as per paint manufacturers used recomendations. This should give you near paint shop spray gun finish.
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The way to get a good paint job that holds is all covered by one word ( "PREPERATION" )
this includes the removal of all wax and sealers, silicon, etc with strippers-solvents available from paint shops for plastic and fiberglass bodys and the use of tack cloth to pick up anything left before the roughing of surface with mild grite ( 250-500 ) auto type wetdry sand paper to get surface glaze broken and for paint to grip called TOOTH, then cleaning again with strippers-solvents and a ( new clean tack cloth ) not used previously.
This along with many light coats applied and allowed to set between coats as per paint manufacturers used recomendations. This should give you near paint shop spray gun finish.
great info, thanks. If i can figure out how, I will post some before and after pics.
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