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Old 03-03-2014, 03:42 PM #1
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Lightbulb How to strip/clean the coat of paint on rotor

I'm trying to paint a new design on my black rotor, how do I strip the old paint off or clean the surface so the paint will stick? If I do have to remove the old paint, I want to make the new surface just as smooth as the old, so I'm guessing sand paper wont work, or will it? Thanks sorry if this is confusing
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:44 PM #2
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Rotors aren't painted. The plastic itself is black.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:20 PM #3
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So how would I clean the surface so I could paint it... Rubbing alcohol?
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Rubbing alcohol would work. I would rough up the surface with a coarse grit sandpaper or steel wool. Clean it really well and don't skimp on a primer. You always could look into getting it plastidipped.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:49 PM #5
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Rubbing alcohol would work. I would rough up the surface with a coarse grit sandpaper or steel wool. Clean it really well and don't skimp on a primer. You always could look into getting it plastidipped.
You want FINE grit sandpaper. 1500 or higher. Coarse grit will leave grooves
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I always thought coarse for base, medium for primer, fine for color coats and super fine like the 1500 for the clear/top coat. Rougher base creates more surface area to grab
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:20 PM #7
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As a student learning to paint cars i can tell you how i would do it. Wet sand with 400 grit, use a cleaner (isoproponal alcohol will work in a pinch), apply an adhesion promoter designed for plastics, apply primer, wet sand 800, apply color, apply clear.

One thing you should know is that the clear should be applied within a maximum of 24 hrs after the color is applied

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Old 03-03-2014, 11:19 PM #8
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I paint abs plastic parts all the time. Use a scotch brite pad to scuf up the surface. Spray adhesive promoter, primer, then color. Would wet sand between all coats to maintain surface feel. Then really focus on the clear. Wet sand/coat like 5 times.
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:52 AM #9
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Thx guys this really helps
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I just used rubbing alcohol and the paint is still a couple of years later as good as new.

my method was: alcohol (for me), rubbing alcohol (for the rotor), primer, paint, clear coat. Not sure if first step necessary, but I just wanted to be on the sure side.

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