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      01-22-2011, 12:16 AM   #1
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Talking Evo rear spoiler restoration project

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Was given a Evo rear spoiler with the factory clear coat peeling, chipping and badly yellowed. Apparently, this is a known issue with this model. Really bad shape!! Unfortunately, I never took a picture before I started it (thought I had, but apparently not).

Here's the project pictures from about 1/3 way through initial sanding through to finished spoiler:











Now Ready for Clear Coat:








Just like new (actually in this case; better cause this won't yellow, chip or peel) :thumbup:

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      01-22-2011, 12:34 AM   #2
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Wow that looks incredible. Good job!
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      01-22-2011, 12:44 AM   #3
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Thanks, about 6 hours of wet sanding to get it done!!!
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      01-22-2011, 12:51 AM   #4
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That turned out really good. Can you post the materials you used? TIA
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Steps and how to, please? Materials?
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NO real tricks here.

1. Wet sanded starting with 220, then 400, 800 + 1000. Kept washing and drying regularly to ensure I wasn't cutting too close. 90% of sanding done with 220 grit. About 3 sheets of 220 required. about 2 sheets of each of the other grits.

2. Clear coat. Used BASF DC92 base, DH42 rapid hardener and UR50 reducer (20% for first coat and 30% for second coat; thinner + smoother, but more prone to runs; so have to be real careful).

That's it!! Just about 6 hours total of wet sanding. No power tools even though I have orbital sanders, polishers, etc..... didn't want to chance cutting through cloth.....
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Beautiful.
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Actually quite proud of it..... as I said previously, I was real concerned about damaging carbon fiber base as the clear was sooooo badly damaged...
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      01-23-2011, 10:08 PM   #10
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Very good work. Painting isn't impossible and when you get the hang of it and remember a few rules you'll be able to keep doing good. Got any pics of your car?
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Setting the gun is the biggest challenge now! Have a decent compressor running it.... 60 gallon, 18.5 cfm @ 100psi; Tsunami 3-stage filtration and a DeVilbiss GFG-670 Cup feed. One drawback is I'm running 1/4" pipes.... Need to install the 1/2" manifold and 5/8 high flow fittings. I've had the parts for the manifold on the floor for the last 4 months; been crazy..... Takes a while to setup gun each time... Have test pieces I spray to check flow, etc before spraying anything to be finished.....

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The rubber @ top pf lip was just until I properly fitted it.... Notice it's gone in the above picture......






After installation of a DCT shifter and transferring all functions, I needed custom manual shift boot. Going to be cutting down about 1" or more soon!!


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Those engine covers now are almost done and look like this....





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      01-24-2011, 11:14 PM   #12
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good job!
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Thanks. That's a SICK ride dude!!
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awesome restoration on the spoiler!!!
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Thanks! Took alot of time to hand sand to this finish.
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