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      01-09-2012, 08:45 AM   #28
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Drives: '97 Z3,'11 Z4 35i,'90 C4 Vette
Join Date: May 2011
Location: AZ/CA

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Originally Posted by Atebit View Post
Both cars look great! Mine is Atacama as well, but I would probably go with the black-out effect on mine.

A few questions:

How did you prep the surface of the silver half prior to painting...just rough it up a bit with some sandpaper first?

Did you apply a primer coat? Did you use that plastic-optimized spray paint?

Did you notice that "spray paint" odor in the car after it's closed up for a while, and if so how long did that linger?
I scuffed the surface with medium Scotchbrite and then wiped them down with a lint-free rag damp with laquer thinner. No primer was needed for my Flat Black paint.
Not plastic-optimized paint.
The smell was gone in two days. I left the top down in the garage till they no longer gave off any odor.
2011 35i 6-speed, ///M Sport, Deep Sea Blue, Black leather, Carbon trim, Cold Weather package, Premium package, 6CD changer. Delivered 7/15/11. Michelin Pilot SuperSport tires 10/24/12
Tucson,AZ/Santa Paula,CA

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