If you sand the plastic it'll look like its been sanded, by the time you got back to smooth it would be paper thin. Flex paint has and additive in it that allows the paint to flex under heat to cold conditions and semi bending. You can have any paint have flex additive in it. The etching primer just has additives in it that kinda melt into the plastic allowing better adhesion. Alot of interior primers and paints are made in this fashion, but any automotive paint you bought could have these added in from free to a slight charge!98 Pewter Sonoma said:Anyone else with Intake painted pics? Good topic! I was going to do the same. What i WAS going to do was take off my K&N FIPK, sand with 60 grit, then 120, then 400.....add primmer, sand with 400, then 800, primmer, 1200, clean paint, paint, paint, sand with 2000 then clear clear clear.
Im thinking pewter paint....to match my truck...what do you think? My other friend says red if I am going to smooth it out that much. I was thinking of just keeping everything the same color. BTW i have access to a spray gun.
Whats this 'flexible' paint i heard about above? Thats the first i have ever heard of it.
Thanks in Advance and happy new years guys......be safe!!!!!!