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Unread 06-27-2007, 09:37 AM   #1
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Question How to Prep my cart

Hello all i'm new here just stumbled across the forums the other day and i must say i have seen some awesome carts here anyways here's my question.

Well i'm looking at custom painting my cart i was wondering on how i should go about preping it and any suggestions on paint to use or will i be ok to just scuff it and paint it like a car any help would be great Thanks
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Unread 06-27-2007, 11:15 AM   #2
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First of all, WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!!!

If your cart has a steel body, prep it like a car. If it is plastic, you will
need an adhesion promoter before the primer or just use Krylon fusion
paint made for plastic.

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Unread 06-27-2007, 11:58 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum....
Hopefully you will find all of the info that you need...

What year cart do you have?
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Unread 06-27-2007, 12:29 PM   #4
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i have a 2003 ez go pds
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Cool... When you get a chance post some pictures out here so everyone can see...
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Unread 06-28-2007, 06:23 AM   #6
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Scuff up that body before painting, and make sure its dust free before primer/paint!!!!!
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Unread 06-28-2007, 09:32 AM   #7
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Don't scuff it too much! Some of these bodies get VERY rough when you try to scuff them too much. IMO, just lightly scuff it enough to see the scuff marks!

Like tungpo said, make double sure that the body is CLEAN before you paint it/primer it.
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scuff with 1000 grit, I suggest priming before paint that will fill in any scratches
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If when you prep you reach metal you need to spray etching primer
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Well i'm looking at custom painting my cart i was wondering on how i should go about preping it and any suggestions on paint to use or will i be ok to just scuff it and paint it like a car any help would be great Thanks
When I did mine I used a palm sander with 400 grit paper and about 4 hours of work on each cowl:


Wiped the entire cart down with denatured alchohol. Primed with 2 coats of automotive primer/thiner/adhesion promoter. Followed with 4 coats of PPG Millenium Yellow Single Stage Enamel:


Take your time on the prep. The rest, well, you learn as you go. I had never painted anything before.
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