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7/23/12 7:36pm - Original Message: 'Paint Question'
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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

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Ok so a few months back I bought a spoiler on Ebay. I am eventually going to get the entire rear of the car painted, but want to try my hand at it first by doing this spoiler.
 
So my question is this. I notice there are some spider cracks in the paint. Do I need to completely remove all the paint or can I just sand it smooth?
 
If I prime it do you think the cracks will reappear?
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7/23/12 7:38pm - Reply: 'Re: Paint Question'
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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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Ummmmmm on the spoiler????
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7/23/12 8:00pm - Reply: 'Re: Paint Question'
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Yes sir just the spoiler....Im not actually putting any paint on the car.....
I do have it sanded at 120


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7/23/12 8:18pm - Reply: 'Re: Paint Question'
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Well unless you sand em out I'd say they have to return. If your guna paint it soon anyhow just spray it and see. Be a good test.
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7/23/12 8:47pm - Reply: 'Re: Paint Question'
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Is the spoiler the original urethane from '78-79 or fiberglass? Could be wrong but I think if it's urethane you're suppost to use some kind of special flex primer.

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7/23/12 8:48pm - Reply: 'Re: Paint Question'
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Dan, you cannot paint over cracks if you want the new paint to last. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED WITH MY CAR! You can paint anything without much prep. The question is, how long will it last? Do it right the first time, Buddy!
 
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7/23/12 9:06pm - Reply: 'Re: Paint Question'
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Jeffm said: Is the spoiler the original urethane from '78-79 or fiberglass? Could be wrong but I think if it's urethane you're suppost to use some kind of special flex primer.



Im pretty sure its fiberglass...Its pretty rigid...

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7/24/12 1:12pm - Reply: 'Re: Paint Question'
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Dan, 

I agree with Barry.  Still sanding & prepping mine. Be sure to use a block, & sand w/80, prime, then 180, prime if needed, then 220 wet sand.  You won't regret doing it right. Just my 2 cents.

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