Paint system

Caldy999

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A headlamp washer cover has mysteriously disappeared so I have ordered a replacement - unfortunately they come unpainted. I’ll have a go at painting this tiny piece to match Azzurro Argentino but what is the ‘system’? Primer - type, colour, coats. Main - coats. Lacquer - type, coats. Many thanks folks.....
 
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Get them to do it (cost me £25) as the parts and time just don't stack up... unless you really like the thought of painting it.
 

conaero

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Paint system is PPG waterbased base with 2k lacquer over the top.

Just check your paint is not PPG Nexus which is a 2 stage base pearl with the 2k lacquer over the top.

If you pop into your local Brown Brothers with the code, they will mix up some aerosols for you for about £20.
 
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Also a good tip from Saf I think!? When putting it back on tie some cat-gut around the washer cover and secure it to the washer so when it comes off again you won't loose it..............A bit fiddly and 2 people are required to perform this task (one to put the washers on and the other to tie it down when the washer shoots out)..........Obviously do both washer covers!!
 
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A headlamp washer cover has mysteriously disappeared so I have ordered a replacement - unfortunately they come unpainted. I’ll have a go at painting this tiny piece to match Azzurro Argentino but what is the ‘system’? Primer - type, colour, coats. Main - coats. Lacquer - type, coats. Many thanks folks.....
I lost my right hand one somewhere in Pontvallain on the Le Mans trip, and Hodroyd lost his left hand one. His is centennial blue mine is argentine blue, maybe we should group bu and spray up.
 
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Also a good tip from Saf I think!? When putting it back on tie some cat-gut around the washer cover and secure it to the washer so when it comes off again you won't loose it..............A bit fiddly and 2 people are required to perform this task (one to put the washers on and the other to tie it down when the washer shoots out)..........Obviously do both washer covers!!
Yss it was me...but Loz gave me the idea when I lost mine in 2009.