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Old 7th September 2006, 09:49
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Default Painting ABS Plastics

Guys,

I've managed to get some alloys for the Sportster build - some original BMW fittment BBS cross spokes. They're a bit ratty looking at the moment, but they're going to get a visit to Lap-Tab for a strip and powdercoat. The problem is, the centre caps that cover the wheel nuts is a metal / plastic sub assembly. The metal shouldn't be an issue - that'll get powder coated the same colour as the wheel - but the cental plastic hexagonal 'nut' won't take a powder coat finish...

So I need to know how you go about painting ABS plastics. Is it just like painting metals? Rub down, clean, prime and paint? If so, what sort of primer?

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use plastic primer, it should be ok then.
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Thanks.

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What's the best way to strip paint from plastic (without damaging the plastic)? Using wet'n'dry is taking forever, and desn't get into all the nooks and crannies.

I've had a google over it, and some people swear by brake fluid...

Any other suggestions?
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Just to let people know, a dunk in Brake fluid and a scrub with a scotchbrite pad takes off old paint a treat!

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