Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Minnesota
Looking at painting Chin Spoiler
I have read as much as I can find on painting the chin spoiler sides (not the plastic center), but no-one lists exactly what to do. Since I don't want to mess it up, I figured I would ask to make sure. Not being a painter, I am not sure on the process'. I will be doing this all with rattle cans, as I don't have access to any painting booths. I have 2 cans of Polaris Pearl White already.
Step 1 - getting them ready for paint. I read somewhere, I believe it was from PaiN back in 2015, that he used 800g wet/dry sp. Do you have to sand it smooth? Then, I am assuming you have to clean it before you prime it, what would you clean it with?
Step 2 - Prime. Once again, going by Pain, he just used a self etching primer. How many coats?
Step 3 - Paint. How many coats? How long do they have to dry in between coats? Ideal temperature for painting?
Step 3 - Gloss. Pretty much same questions as step 3.
Final - Should there be any 3m paint protection film put on? If so, is that something that can be put on the entire spoiler?
Thanks in advance to anyone that is willing to answer these questions OR point me to a thread that has the answers. Like I said, I have done some searching on this site and others for the info that I have already got.
It is still cold in Northern MN, so it won't be for a month or so until temps warm up and I can do this. I am just trying to save money vs. sending them to Goody to paint, but if there is more involved than I am able to do, I will be sending them to Goody.
2011 XC White Silver
Tri-Oval Stage 1 Exhaust
Madstad WS Bracket
Madstad 9" Solid Dark Gray
Victory Heel Shifter
Victory LED headlight
Lloydz Timing Gear
Lloydz 1/4 Turn Throttle
LED Speaker Lights
Kicker 6 1/2 Component Speakers
LED Floorboard Turn Signals
Kuryakyn Skinni Mini (Removed)
Victory HID conversion (High/Lo) (Removed)
2005 Vulcan 900 Classic
Last edited by FuzzyKing; 04-20-2017 at 03:52 PM.
Reason: needed to add sides to chin spoiler