View Full Version : Anyone Have Tips on How To Remove a Layer of Paint?

07-22-2008, 03:37 PM
So i just picked up an S4 bumper yesterday and it was painted primer black. I got it home and got to looking at it and noticed that in a few places the black paint was chipping and under it was perfect Silver Paint! Which would perfect for me since my car is silver! I tried using a pressure washer with hopes that that would continue flaking off the paint but not alot of payoff for alot of time invested. I can pick it off with my fingernail but i will be there till I die. So i was wondering if anyone had any ideas of how to go about removing the primer layer of paint to expose the silver beneath it, or am i just screwed and just need to get it repainted? Thanks!

07-22-2008, 03:51 PM
i'd think you'd need it repainted. you can sand but that would mess up the silver under it. really not much you can do but have it painted without wasting a crapload of time

07-22-2008, 03:55 PM
Paint goes on paint like a hobo goes on a ham sandwich. You'll have to repaint it unfortunately

07-22-2008, 04:09 PM
you can try patiently wetsanding it. If it doesn't work out too well then you only wasted time and have to repaint it.