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L&M Chin Scoop Paint Prep

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So I recieved my Chin Scoop today from L&M. I am interested in painting it to match the Frame or something close. I purchased a can of Duplicolor Low Gloss Black Engine Enamel. Do I need to sand the Chin Scoop first or can I just paint a couple of coats of this paint and be done with it?

Also I recieved a little bottle of something called accellerator, anyone know what I would be using this for?
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Bozzly, yes its like a bonding agent between the object your painting and the finished paint. Taking the time to let the primer dry and sand with fine grit as cdirth mentioned will give you a very slick finish. Sometimes you can use a cheesecloth to wipe the object down right before painting. This just makes sure to take off any residual particles you can't see with the naked eye. You'll do a great job!!
Personally two light coats of primer (to avoid any runs) sanding lightly between coats, then at least two coats of finish paint. Keep about a 12 in distance while painting as to avoid to much paint in one area at a time. Practice on something else first to get the feel of it. Just take your time and enjoy the process. When you're all done you can say to yourself " I did that!!!" It's a great feeling! Be sure to post some pics!! 8)
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