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Old 12-11-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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Anyone ever try painting the body of a golfcart? A contractor I know wants to paint his golfcart bright yellow.

I was thinking adhesion primer and something like Sherkem as the topcoat. But I guess I really don't know.

I found some videos online with other products but can't verify how well it worked.

Anyone ever try this and have any success?

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I'm guessing the body is either plastic or fiberglass. Wipe down with a cleaning solvent, scuff with either 320/400 grit or the maroon 3M pads, use an automotive grade adhesion primer, and apply 2-3 coats of your color. I wouldn't use anything except automobile grade enamel or lacquer, but that's your call. Usually a place like Autozone will have a paint section featuring Duplicolor paints.

Or you can buy a quart of single stage enamel and reducer from your local autobody supply store. The mid-70's Corvette yellow was a nice bright yellow.
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i'm guessing the body is either plastic or fiberglass. Wipe down with a cleaning solvent, scuff with either 320/400 grit or the maroon 3m pads, use an automotive grade adhesion primer, and apply 2-3 coats of your color. I wouldn't use anything except automobile grade enamel or lacquer, but that's your call. Usually a place like autozone will have a paint section featuring duplicolor paints. Or you can buy a quart of single stage enamel and reducer from your local autobody supply store. The mid-70's corvette yellow was a nice bright yellow.
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I'm guessing the body is either plastic or fiberglass. Wipe down with a cleaning solvent, scuff with either 320/400 grit or the maroon 3M pads, use an automotive grade adhesion primer, and apply 2-3 coats of your color. I wouldn't use anything except automobile grade enamel or lacquer, but that's your call. Usually a place like Autozone will have a paint section featuring Duplicolor paints.

Or you can buy a quart of single stage enamel and reducer from your local autobody supply store. The mid-70's Corvette yellow was a nice bright yellow.
Perfect! Thank you very much. The auto grade will give a very nice finish I sure.

He probably will use an hvlp unless there is a better solution.
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Do yourself a favor and just go to Harbor Freight and get their Gravity feed gun. You'll use less material, clean up is easier, and you'll get a nicer finish. I don't advise the hvlp gravity feed gun unless you have a big enough compressor. They usually have the guns on sale for under $25 and are good enough for the hobbyist or homeowner. Also, you'll have better control over the air/material mixture and you can adjust reducing the paint much better.
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