Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wasilla Alaska
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Re: Need Painting Tips For Windshield/Screen Frame??
All you need to do is wipe down the frame with lacquer thinner to get rid of any wax that may be on it, sand the frame with 300 -350 grit sand paper to get a little "tooth" that the new primer can bond to. Spray some shake can primer, lightly sand the primer with 300 - 350 grit paper wipe off with a tack cloth after blowing the majority of the dust off with air, and spray a coat of finish color. If you are satisfied with the results,--no garbage in the paint, let the first color coat ALMOST dry--- get tackey, then spray another coat without sanding. If there is garbage in the first coat, let it dry then wet-sand with 400 grit wet-dry paper or just rub with a piece of Scotch brite pad (The kind that you don't want your new wife to have in the kitchen) [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]. Wipe with a tack cloth, and spray another coatr.
When spraying, do not try to cover with one coat, just spray enough that the paint flows--that it doesn't look rough or powdery. Use even uniform passes with the spray.
Test your skills on the side of your metal garbage can, or on an old cookie sheet. You will be surprised how easy it is.
Hope this helps.