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    Seat cover painting

    OK just got my seat cover today and it has some scratches in it
    I guess I have to use some primer first and sand and primer again before painting.

    Does that sound right? can some one point in the right direction
    Thanks

    #2
    you can get prima filler in a rattle can, most paint suppliers sell it, if not halfords do a rattle can of it, i think its called UPOL! there one is very good for final filling and losing the odd scratch! It even went over a mudguard i was painting after etch primer had reacted on it, cleaned it up very nicely!



    cheers
    Robs

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      #3
      I'd fill the deeper scratches with glazing- spot putty,sand smooth then use the filler primer.If you've never painted before,surface prep ends up being 80% of the job - do it right and you'll get good results.There are many tutorials online as to how to get the best results from a spray can,like http://www.thegsresources.com/garage/gs_repaint.htm

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        #4
        Thanks

        Thanks for the info, I am reading it now.

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          #5
          Yep... they are unfinished covers... just a coat of high build primer isn't going to cut it. Like was mentioned, spot putty and then prime is the way to go.
          I filled, sanded, primed, painted, and cleared, sanding in beween color coats. Turned out very nice.

          Good luck!
          Bill

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            #6
            Ya it looks good in your picture..
            It seems like a lot of work. I might ask a friend who who restores classic cars..Ill ask him first before I start work.

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              #7
              It's really not a pile of work... but I already had a bunch of body supplies from working on my Jeep.
              The biggest time saver was using actualy automotive paint that I got put into spray cans... it's dries so much faster than your typical spray bombs.

              But, if you've got a buddy who's already setup... so much the better... won't take him long at all.

              Bill

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