Paint for a 1993 216 window frame

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alan puck
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Paint for a 1993 216 window frame

#1 Post by alan puck » Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:05 pm

I have recently acquired a 1993 216 and have been busy tidying up minor rust spots etc with spray paint etc.

So far respectable finish - however I now need to work on the black frame around the window.

Can anyone advise on the paint to use - currently a black satin finish ??

Any guidance appreciated

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Re: Paint for a 1993 216 window frame

#2 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:30 pm

Plus one for this.
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216 Sli SRS Charcoal Met 1996

214Si Silver? Tempest Grey 1993

216 GTi Flame Red 1992

216GTi TC Ocean Blue 1993

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Re: Paint for a 1993 216 window frame

#3 Post by Kriss707 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:37 pm

Satin Black aerosol gives great results for this kind of localized work.

I personally like the Promatic Aerosol range & have great results with them. I use their Primer, Matt & Satin Black, & Clear Lacquer.

Obviously there's other ranges such as Upol, Carplan & Simonize to mention just 3.

Remember the finish is only as good as the preparation underneath.

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Re: Paint for a 1993 216 window frame

#4 Post by alan puck » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:23 am

Many thanks for the advice - watch this space

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Re: Paint for a 1993 216 window frame

#5 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:21 am

I've used "tough black" (Simoniz?) before now. It seems to have more acrylic (I'm guessing) in it, so you can get a very smooth finish - although I agree the preparation of the surface to be sprayed is absolutely key to achieving this. Flatten & key to 800 grit and you're on the right path. If you've got deeper imperfections, prime or filler-prime and sand first.

Available in gloss and satin black.

Doesn't require a lacquer or clear coat... you just let the satin black dry and there's your long-lasting surface finish.

I find a "wet coat" gives a better result. I.e. break the rules about spraying from a distance and go a little closer, and spray something more than just a "light coat". There is a distinct possibility you'll spray too much and get a sag or run in the paint though, and drying times are extended - I wouldn't want to handle a heavy coat even after 2 days.
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Re: Paint for a 1993 216 window frame

#6 Post by crepello » Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:37 am

And also just right for sun-bleached wiper arms!

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Re: Paint for a 1993 216 window frame

#7 Post by richard moss » Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:30 pm

To back up the previous replies, I've always had good results from good quality satin black aerosols
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