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Hey guys
I want to paint one of the panels a metallic or candy apple green. From the research I've done I can apply self etching primer over the original coat of paint and then spray on the colour. Is that all that needs to be done or would I have to apply another coat of something after the colour? The panel is made out of aluminum.
If that's not going to look decent what else could I do for not too much money? Perhaps a vinyl wrap? Or is that going to cost a bunch?
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from the quickest google, says that you will need to prime over the self-etching

personally I would want to get panel bare, but I know with case panels there can sometimes be like nooks and crannies that you can't really get into
 

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from the quickest google, says that you will need to prime over the self-etching

personally I would want to get panel bare, but I know with case panels there can sometimes be like nooks and crannies that you can't really get into
It's pretty much a flat panel. I suppose I could sand the original coat of paint off down to the aluminum. I've seen people just spray over rims and engine parts with the spray paint im looking to get. It's called liquid vinyl
 

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It's pretty much a flat panel. I suppose I could sand the original coat of paint off down to the aluminum. I've seen people just spray over rims and engine parts with the spray paint im looking to get. It's called liquid vinyl
So basically a plastidip kind of product? If thats the case you don't need to prime, just make sure the panel is completely clean
 

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You can, but the whole purpose of the plasti-wraps is so that you can remove it when you're "gatvol" so I would say just give it a few good layers directly over the original orange
Ah I see. Does it last though?
 

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Ah I see. Does it last though?
I did the rims of a bakkie I had a few years ago and that lasted almost a year before I peeled it off, and rims obviously take a lot more punishment than a cases side panel will
 

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Ah I see. Does it last though?
It can if you look after it. I've had plastidip on my supermoto's wheels for about 3 years now and it's been holding up pretty well.
So I think it would be fine on a case. If you are going the route, you don't need to prep the panel at all. The idea is that you can remove it later and that the stock finish remains.
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys much appreciate. I'm going to go ahead and order a can
 
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