What’d ya do with your X120 today?

lanciahf

True Classic
Last night I fixed the back tail light panel. The panel had many cracks, missing studs and a slat as also missing. I used JB weld to glue everything back together.
Question, I have horrible luck painting plastic..

1. What should I use to clean and prep the plastic
2. Which paint would be best to use.
Thanks!

 

Pete Whitstone

True Classic
SEM Trim Black is my go-to for all exterior black trim painting. Tough as nails, goes on easy. I personally would not use anything else, although Papa Tony highly recommends a rustoleum product that is designed for black trim.

It might be a bit hard to find, if your FLAPS does not carry it, then find a place that does body shop supply or order online. Kinda expensive for a spray paint at about $20 a can, but worth every penny.

Pete
 

lanciahf

True Classic
Thanks Pete, Any hints on what to use to clean the plastic? I'm afraid to melt it with the usually products.
 

Pete Whitstone

True Classic
I would use a wax and grease remover type product, I think they are fairly gentle. Test on an inconspicuous area, as the saying goes. I would scuff the peice with some 400-grit or so, do the wax/grease remover, then paint with the SEM trim black, no primer.
 

lanciahf

True Classic
Thanks for the suggestions.

While I was back there I noticed some bubbles in the engine compartment. Looks like my rust free Scorpion is not so rust free... again.

Anyway a bunch of pot marks in the metal and no rust through, see the dark areas. After I'm done etching do you think it would be okay to apply liquid steel to the areas and then sand level before applying paint.




 
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