removal & repaint rubber spoiler

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Old 03-12-08, 12:08 AM
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removal & repaint rubber spoiler

1990 Acura white, rear spoiler on top of trunk white also.
Want to remove all cracked and peeling paint off spoiler, best/easiest/cheapest way?
Want to repaint by rattle can. Does not have to be perfect job. Found "bumper paint" that comes in black. Will that work? Have not tried auto body supply stores yet...expect that to be expensive and most likely not in rattle can.
 
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Old 03-12-08, 06:19 AM
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The bumper paint merely has an additive in it to make it slightly flexible. You can use the automotive-type spray paint in cans for a basic paint job on it. Depending on how bad the existing paint is you can either sand it or chemically strip it. If it's more than sanding will cure I would remove it from the car and chemically strip it, then lightly sand, prime and paint.

For a higher quality paint, I've used these guys before:

http://www.paintscratch.com/spraycan.htm

Pretty good instruction on how-to also.
 
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Old 03-12-08, 06:00 PM
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I didn't think you could chemically strip rubber. Any idea how long regular paint will last on rubber?
 
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Why not simply remove it, fill and touch up the holes.
 
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I might have to fill up the holes. All depends on if I keep it or sell it. Going to try to dig up some more info and spray first. Thanks
 
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Old 03-14-08, 03:28 PM
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Missed the word rubber" before. Good question about stripping, but I don't see why you couldn't use one of the safe-strip products. I don't think regular paint would last very long; year, maybe?
 
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