Painting Fender Welting Body Colour

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09 Dec 2016 11:47 #31997 by Terry Cockerell
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During discussions with the guy who is going to paint my Westchester out here in Australia he explained that he not confident that the paint will adhere to the plastic fender welting. We both acknowledge that the plastic moulding must be sanded to give a matt finish to begin with. However what needs to be added to the paint to get it to stick ? Also should we try to lay the welting out in the curved shapes required for fitting.
Any comments would be greatly appreciated. The colour we are using is Cadet Grey.
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Terry

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09 Dec 2016 15:24 #31998 by 1748 S
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Terry I'm not sure what type weld you purchased. Best I can tell you is contact Stan Gilland on Kansas USA about this. Reason I suggest him is he used to be a painter many years ago. I talked to him about the Laquer I purchased from him many years ago as to how it was best applied. I have 3 gallons. First gallon applied to all car and parts. Then sand with wet & dry 400 grit. Then apply the next gallon and sand the same. then essemble car and apply the last gallon. Nothing was said about the welt other than it gets painted when it is installed. I think you are better off having it on the car in the curves as it will be. Trying to paint it laying on a flat surface and then hoping it will fit and not crack may be a bad idea. I too was a painter once but that was in 1968 during my high school days... Long time ago now.

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09 Dec 2016 17:03 #31999 by Tom_Parkinson
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You can easily make your own welting with close-weave fabric (Walmart), piping "rope," (also Walmart) and Mamma's sewing machine with either a zipper foot or piping foot installed.

I'd paste a photo of a piping foot (available for any sewing machine) but I don't see any provision on our new site for adding pix.

--Tom

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09 Dec 2016 18:38 #32000 by 1748 S
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Thanks for the great idea Tom. I never thought about doing the welt this way.
As for the pic posting... I too can't post pics. I'm not seeing any icom telling me "this is the pic post button".. We will wait and see.

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09 Dec 2016 21:36 #32002 by pete kelly
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10 Dec 2016 02:56 #32005 by Tom_Parkinson
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Here's a piping foot in use--terrible fabric for our purposes, but you can see the idea.

With brakes, two cylinders are better than one.

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