Painting the Plastic Bumper Cover

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Painting the Plastic Bumper Cover

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Hello! I am interested the color in which the toupe was painted (bumper, moldings and grille). Who knows the color code?
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See below for US spec cladding paint.
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I am not sure is the cladding colors match up with those in Europe. However I do know that the cladding paint is available in Europe as I have seen it on ebay.uk and other outlets and available in rattle can spray.
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Thanks a lot. This is valuable information.
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The only problem is that the products mentioned in that TSB are 30 years old and probably no longer available.

I have often considered repainting my own cladding. If I were to do so I think I would acquire modern acrylic lacquer and see if there is a modern flexible additive equivalent available. I would then get gray and silver paints and mix them myself to match the color of my current cladding.

The other alternative (available in the US) is to find a somewhat close match from SEM products...
https://www.semproducts.com/product/bum ... m-aerosols

Here is their color chart, but it is hard to discern a match for the Scorpio
https://manage.semproducts.com/public/c ... 18_web.pdf
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Re: Painting the Plastic Bumper Cover

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I split this topic off on it's own thread as it was going off-topic (but still a valuable topic). I'll add my 2 cents, that we used Epifanes 2-part Polyurethane Yacht Coating on the Scorpio, both the body and the bumper covers. There have been zero adhesion problems to date.

https://www.epifanes.com/page/poly-urethane
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DPDISXR4Ti wrote: Sat Mar 05, 2022 10:47 am I split this topic off on it's own thread as it was going off-topic (but still a valuable topic). I'll add my 2 cents, that we used Epifanes 2-part Polyurethane Yacht Coating on the Scorpio, both the body and the bumper covers. There have been zero adhesion problems to date.

https://www.epifanes.com/page/poly-urethane
Interesting. Wonder if it ships to CA. What color on their chart did you choose? I take it you sprayed it on. I've heard of a guy out here who actually rolls auto paint on in a few coats (like house painting) with light color sanding in between. Takes obviously longer, but I'd think you'd have to have a booth to do it right, but then you're already enclosed so why not spray? Only issue with the epifanes might be the 24 drying times.
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john keefe wrote: Sat Mar 05, 2022 8:34 pm Interesting. Wonder if it ships to CA. What color on their chart did you choose? I take it you sprayed it on. I've heard of a guy out here who actually rolls auto paint on in a few coats (like house painting) with light color sanding in between. Takes obviously longer, but I'd think you'd have to have a booth to do it right, but then you're already enclosed so why not spray? Only issue with the epifanes might be the 24 drying times.
This color....
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The base color was custom-mixed, all rolled on, with three other factory colors "wet-splashed" in with a brush for the final coat. Imagine 4 colors going on at once, all 2-part. Yes, it was a fire drill.

Since this is designed as a boat paint, it's designed to be rolled but certainly it can be sprayed. The long cure time is a plus - it means you don't have to sand between coats. It's really good paint - it's meant to be on a boat that is outside all the time.
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That's encouraging. I'd be spray painting a lot of repairs (or even the whole car(s)), except the fumes wouldn't get a good reception from the neighbors or the city. So, long drying time = pretty smooth and not much color sanding?

No door or rocker panel claddings? Looks pretty good, and makes sense as you used the doors for a canvas. I take it that's for a swim club/coaching billboard. Who's the model? I can imagine getting in trouble with that, if its the wife/girlfriend... they could either be thrilled, flattered, or embarrassed. If its not of them, then jealous of it, or pissed off that you'd actually do it. :) :)
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Why'd you go with the two-part poly instead of the yacht enamel or mono-urethane? Harder cured-coat? But, fewer color choices.
Did you mix two or more of the poly colors, or use a compatible color additive/tint?
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john keefe wrote: Sun Mar 06, 2022 2:22 pm So, long drying time = pretty smooth and not much color sanding?
The only sanding we did was the epoxy primer. After that it was just a tight time-schedule so that we could rely on a chemical bond rather than physical.
john keefe wrote: Sun Mar 06, 2022 2:22 pm No door or rocker panel claddings? Looks pretty good, and makes sense as you used the doors for a canvas. I take it that's for a swim club/coaching billboard. Who's the model? I can imagine getting in trouble with that, if its the wife/girlfriend... they could either be thrilled, flattered, or embarrassed. If its not of them, then jealous of it, or pissed off that you'd actually do it. :) :)
We both decided early-on that the cladding was coming off and never going back on. My wife is a swimmer so it was all her design, just for the fun of it. The right side of the car - what you see above - is closest in looks to her. The other side has darker-haired swimmers.
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john keefe wrote: Sun Mar 06, 2022 2:42 pm Why'd you go with the two-part poly instead of the yacht enamel or mono-urethane? Harder cured-coat? But, fewer color choices.
Did you mix two or more of the poly colors, or use a compatible color additive/tint?
Longer-lasting, better UV resistance, and better leveling when rolled.

We sent them a sample to match. That only gets done in Holland so it took some time. I actually do NOT however recommend that, as they didn't get it right. Long story, but stick with the factory colors. Those can be inter-mixed, although they will tell you that you shouldn't, so you're on your own.
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Good info considering I want to put the smooth/later cladding on my 86...
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DPDISXR4Ti wrote: Sun Mar 06, 2022 4:45 pmMy wife is a swimmer so it was all her design, just for the fun of it. The right side of the car - what you see above - is closest in looks to her.
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And... you're complaining about what, again? :D :D
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my8950 wrote: Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:18 pm Good info considering I want to put the smooth/later cladding on my 86...
Just bear in mind, it's very glossy. That gives it a lot of depth, but I'm not sure how well that might play against the factory body paint.
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