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Old May 1st, 2005, 05:25 PM   #1
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i want to paint my mud flaps to match my car.... what do i need to use/ do to get this done?
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Old May 1st, 2005, 08:14 PM   #2
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Here's what I did:

Remove the 'splash gaurds'..... Trucks have 'mud flaps'........ ...anyways....

1) Sand gaurds with 400 sandpaper.
2) Mask tire side of gaurd.
3) Four coats of Krylon epoxy enamel (use as primer) gray.
4) Wet sand with 1000 sandpaper. Watch the edges.
5) Four coats of color enamel.
6) Wet sand with 1000.
7) One coat of color.
8) Five coats of Rust-oleum Crystal Clear Enamel.
9) Rubbing/Polishing cmpd....polish,wax.

I tried to use materials readily available, to save time and $. It has been 1.5 yrs since I did this mod and they still look great. I did not do step #9. I spent so much time on steps 1 thru 8 the final coat was as smooth as glass.

Keep your work area clean. I made a spray box with a kitchen exhaust fan.
Use canned air to blow things off and keep the gaurds dust free. Take your time. Let things dry. Be patient. Don't be afraid to redo steps. That way you can won't have to make excuses of it dosen't look right.

I used Towerpaint.com for the color enamel. Hope I coverd everthing.
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 06:22 AM   #3
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I used the search function and found these:

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Old May 2nd, 2005, 08:45 AM   #4
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Yea, those are the two sites I used to put together my package.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 12:40 PM   #5
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do you have a pictures of your splash guards painted? i just ordered a set off ebay for my coupe, and want to paint them silver...i wanna see how they look painted though
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Old June 11th, 2005, 02:25 PM   #6
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Here's what I did:

Remove the 'splash gaurds'..... Trucks have 'mud flaps'........ ...anyways....

1) Sand gaurds with 400 sandpaper.
2) Mask tire side of gaurd.
3) Four coats of Krylon epoxy enamel (use as primer) gray.
4) Wet sand with 1000 sandpaper. Watch the edges.
5) Four coats of color enamel.
6) Wet sand with 1000.
7) One coat of color.
8) Five coats of Rust-oleum Crystal Clear Enamel.
9) Rubbing/Polishing cmpd....polish,wax.

I tried to use materials readily available, to save time and $. It has been 1.5 yrs since I did this mod and they still look great. I did not do step #9. I spent so much time on steps 1 thru 8 the final coat was as smooth as glass.

Keep your work area clean. I made a spray box with a kitchen exhaust fan.
Use canned air to blow things off and keep the gaurds dust free. Take your time. Let things dry. Be patient. Don't be afraid to redo steps. That way you can won't have to make excuses of it dosen't look right.

I used Towerpaint.com for the color enamel. Hope I coverd everthing.

hey a couple quick questions...what do you mean by wet sand with 1000? 1000 refers to the grit I take it, but wet sanding? how do you do that?
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Old June 11th, 2005, 02:32 PM   #7
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Here's what I did:

Remove the 'splash gaurds'..... Trucks have 'mud flaps'........ ...anyways....

1) Sand gaurds with 400 sandpaper.
2) Mask tire side of gaurd.
3) Four coats of Krylon epoxy enamel (use as primer) gray.
4) Wet sand with 1000 sandpaper. Watch the edges.
5) Four coats of color enamel.
6) Wet sand with 1000.
7) One coat of color.
8) Five coats of Rust-oleum Crystal Clear Enamel.
9) Rubbing/Polishing cmpd....polish,wax.

I tried to use materials readily available, to save time and $. It has been 1.5 yrs since I did this mod and they still look great. I did not do step #9. I spent so much time on steps 1 thru 8 the final coat was as smooth as glass.

Keep your work area clean. I made a spray box with a kitchen exhaust fan.
Use canned air to blow things off and keep the gaurds dust free. Take your time. Let things dry. Be patient. Don't be afraid to redo steps. That way you can won't have to make excuses of it dosen't look right.

I used Towerpaint.com for the color enamel. Hope I coverd everthing.
btw. can someone add these intsructions to the DIY sticky? i think these seem very thorough and deserve the honor of being stickied!
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Old June 11th, 2005, 09:54 PM   #8
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Wet Sanding.....well I'm a novice in this area but what I did was soak a 1000 grit piece of sandpaper in water for about 30min. to 'soften' it. Then I just gently sanded the splash gaurd under running water (sink). The water washes away sanding debris and keeps buildup from developing on the surface of the sandpaper. Result is a very smooth ,uniform surface.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 09:57 PM   #9
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Here are what mine look like......
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Old June 11th, 2005, 09:59 PM   #10
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perhaps another angle.....
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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:19 PM   #11
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perhaps another angle.....

wow that looks pretty good and from the distance it looks like it matches just well!

thanks for the info on how to do it, ill be doing this DIY once i get my gaurds in the mail!
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