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Painting a ifor canopy

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Gray git   

As the title says I want to paint the canopy for my 130 black so it looks a bit less like A sheep box, as I dont have it on all the time I didn't want to pay to have it sprayed £250.

So any advice on best paint to use and should it be cleaned with anything apart from water 1st?

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Robert_S   

Go to a proper vehicle paint supplier and buy it there, some will make up premixed paint in spray cans. If not just mix it yourself and either spray it or brush it on, wear a mask though it's evil stuff :biggrin:

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treequip   
Go to a proper vehicle paint supplier and buy it there, some will make up premixed paint in spray cans. If not just mix it yourself and either spray it or brush it on, wear a mask though it's evil stuff :biggrin:

 

You can't get 2 pack pre mixed, that's the whole point of 2 pack, you mix the hardener in when you want it to start hardening, if you mix it then don't use it till the next day it wil be unusable.

 

2 pack is also overkill for a canopy, it,s waaaaay more expensive than other paints that are far more suitable.

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treequip   
I will take it this is the sort of paint you wont find on the shelves of b & q, is it paint on or spray?

 

2 pack is a paint and hardener, it needs proper ventilation and PPE as it gives off some pretty harmful fumes. :thumbdown:

 

Definitely not for the diy'er.

 

Go with a cellulose primer and a good quality enamel paint. Power wash then a rub over with 80's grade sandpaper to take of any snots and oxidation, then a rub with something finer, scotchbrite gives a good prep on ally.

 

Remeber, preparation is everything.

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Robert_S   

There you go, everydays a school day. I always mixed it but I noticed the last time I was in getting paint they were offering small spray cans made up, obviously just a synthetic or similar.

What would you use then mate as I've always used etch primer on bare steel or galvanised metal, a cheaper alternative sounds good to me :biggrin:

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