1998 Subaru Forester
1. Go to auto parts store. Purchase the following items: 1 can of (pick your color) spray paint, 1 can metal primer, 1 pack fine grit (think 500) sandpaper, a package of tack cloth (dust removal), one pack ultra fine grit (think 2000) sandpaper and one can of clear coat. Also advised is the purchase of at least a couple of pairs of nitrile gloves.Still available guys? Any advice on painting the tumbled version? Looking for a black option for a 2004 FXT.
2. Put on gloves before handling bracket in order to avoid contaminating the surface with skin oil.
3. Lightly sand (burnish) the surfaces with fine grit sandpaper to aid in the adhesion of the primer. Using tack cloth, wipe the surface free of dust particles.
4. Using an even 2' long stroke, keeping the can parallel and even to the surface of the bracket (at least a foot away), lightly apply a coat of primer to the bracket. Allow to dry for 3-4 hours. Using ultra fine grit sandpaper, lightly burnish the surface. Repeat process one additional time for best results.
5. After allowing bracket to dry for an additional day (curing time), lightly burnish the bracket, then using a tack cloth, wipe the surface clean. Using the same technique as the primer, apply 3-4 additional coats of paint, and use the ultra fine sandpaper and water to wet sand the bracket between coats.
6. After allowing 3 days to cure (preferably in a dust-free environment), apply 1 to 2 coats of clear coat. No sanding required between coats.
Install as instructed.