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    Sanding / smoothing plastic

    I bought an M3 splitter from ebay and it turned up in a right mess, scored and scratched, whats the best method to get it flat again?

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    scotch pad seems to work, prime it, then flat sand, then prime, etc till you get a smooth surface, plastic is a bitch sometimes.


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    Bin it and buy a new one from Harry Fairbairn, think they quoted about 38-ish delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABM View Post
    Bin it and buy a new one from Harry Fairbairn, think they quoted about 38-ish delivered.
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    Don't then. Personally, I'd value a day of my time much higher than 38.

    Pics of the damage would help. If it's going to need lots of filler, it's probably not worth it because it'll crack with time/stone chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABM View Post
    Don't then. Personally, I'd value a day of my time much higher than 38.

    Pics of the damage would help. If it's going to need lots of filler, it's probably not worth it because it'll crack with time/stone chips.
    I'm sending the ebay one back, it would take longer than a day to sort it plus as you say with the filler and primer and where it is on the car it would be fucked in a week again,

    Sorry for the snappy remark too

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    need pics mate

    rub it down with 40/70/100 grit sandpaper(i find wickes stuff good)then high build primer(holts orange lid is quite good but any high build primer will do and 4 good coats then leave 24 hours and rub down with 2500 wet/dry with plenty of water to get smooth,you should now have no imperfections and a super smooth surface then spray either matt black or gloss black(4 coats then 4 lacquer coats)

    take your time and sit back and enjoy the fact you did it yourself and cost around 15-20 quid unless you already have the gear-i recommend ford panther black or this stuff i used on a golf splitter but shake the can well for at least 5 minutes and place in some hot water for 5 too to mix well

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    that will save the primer part and straight spray on after you rubbed it down to start(3 coats minimum building it up) then rub with 2500 wet/dry till its smooth and then add lacquer and 3/4 coats when dry if you wanna do it quick and save money too

    dont be afraid to have a go yourself

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    Doesn't really show up too good on the pics





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    Damn that does look bad

    Pity you don't get compensation from the massive time waster eBay seller

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    That doesnt look like it would sand of mate if I'm honest looks gouged out rather than scuffed :p

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