Terrible painting blunder for is-f style grill - Page 2 - Club Lexus Forums

Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > IS Models > IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013)
Log In 

Terrible painting blunder for is-f style grill

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-15-12, 08:28 PM   #16
Pole Position
Trader Score: (2)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ne
Posts: 245

paint stripper would get the chocolate out....
2genIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-12, 10:47 PM   #17
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (13)
J250's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 溫哥華
Posts: 1,093

DO NOT use paint thinner.. How long did you leave it to dry before you decide to take it for a ride? Especially in Texas, the surface may dry quick but you must let it dry away from the sun for 24 hours to get the best results. With the heat over there, it's boiling the paint inside out.. Lol it does look like a hot fudge..

Now, Sand it down nicely or even wet sand it until surface smooths down. Clean the surface to remove all oil contents on it. Apply even coats of primers than sand it down nicely again. Afterwards, apply even coats of paint with clear coat to finish it off. Give at least 30-45 minutes drying time between coats. From your pic of "Before" it seems like you are over spraying your paint on the emblem holder. This will cause your emblem holder to take even longer time to dry and if you noticed, the surface is actually creating a "Orange Skin" effect. Again, try to spray nice even coats and let it dry before continuing to spray more coats. BUT this is only if you want the BEST results with rattle cans.

This may be TOO much work for just a emblem holder but it's a good reference for your future painting projects.

AKA: Muggy
J250 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-12, 07:40 AM   #18
Pole Position
Trader Score: (2)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: OH
Posts: 219

Thank you very much
Vibes63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-12, 08:56 AM   #19
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (6)
B16da9's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Miami
Posts: 1,808
Send a message via AIM to B16da9

Don’t use paint striper dont sand. The method below works a lot better and this is what I do when I don't like the finish on a model car.

Buy some cheap brake fluid and submerge the part in the brake cleaner. After that give the brake fluid a couple of days to do it’s magic (I’d say 3 days). After that wash the part of with a garden hose (you’ll see the paint slide right off) and then run the part under a sink with some dish soap. This process will not damage the plastic one bit.

Also don’t even spray paint/ air brush if it looks like it wants to rain/snow. The moister in the air will cause you to have fish eyes in your finish.
1991 Integra B18C powered
1992 Integra Aztec GS-R #000070
2011 Lexus IS350 (Daily driver)
B16da9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-12, 10:59 AM   #20
Pole Position
Trader Score: (2)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: OH
Posts: 219

I'm gonna try that B16da9 thanks =)
Vibes63 is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front grill bacardi11 SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 12 09-04-14 01:29 PM
EGR CEL on 1993 cgawelko LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 4 05-06-14 09:58 PM
Grille Surround Opinions ? with F sport grille Adamm IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 2 07-08-13 10:53 AM
Help ! I have rubbed compound my my leather seats tahirr Automotive Care & Detailing 5 03-18-09 11:02 PM
Chome Grille LXotic LX - 1st and 2nd Gen (1997-2007) 5 10-29-06 11:51 PM

carbon, club, clublexus, fiber, grill, hd, is350, isf, lexus, match, mist, paint, painting, rustoleum, style, universal

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:24 AM.

Copyright © 2000-2015 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS