I have access to a compressor and paintwork tools, nozzles, etc... but I have no experience doing this, what I have is time and willingness to learn.
I have these UD carbon fiber parts that I have removed the original paint, they are small in size, I want to:
- Paint over the defect zones, these parts are insanely complex, sanding them was a total nightmare, and some parts are bonded together, I want to hide those seams, likely with dark purple paint.
- Leave the rest exposed and clearcoat it, (after all UD carbon looks black), so that it looks glossy the same way it looks when covered by water.
I don't want to spend more than the part costs, after all I don't need 5L of paint, 100ml of paint can hide all the seams, and 300ml of clearcoat are quite enough; I am hoping to spend 50EUR or so in the paint and clearcoat, I want high quality, but small amounts.
What can I do to achieve this? any time I google on the internet I get completely opposite advice, from you need a 2k urethane coat, to a catalized polyurethane coat, from oil based is good to water based or the parts will melt, to it needs to be epoxy based.
I know how to do the masking, hell I prep the surface so that water doesn't want to stick to it given how smooth, 2000 grit, but I am lost with the paint part.