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By GoodKnight
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Hello all! My name is James and I was hoping I could get some advice on a 1992 Power Drivers Batmobile that my parents got for me in 1995. This has been hanging in my parents garage for 20+ years so the elements didn't get to it, but there is some discoloration all over the body as well as some cracks in the frame. I actually plan on replacing the decals that are ripped later on.

For now, I was hoping to get some advice on painting and the cracks. I have never worked with plastic before and some advice would really help. Due to that, I have a few questions.

1. What paint would be best? I know that a paint for plastic will be needed. Krylon and Valspar spray paint were recommended to me already. Just wanted some more opinions if possible.

2. Do I have to sand the body before painting? If so, what is the best process for doing that? Example, start at 120 and work towards 400?

3. Is there an adhesive that would be best to try and repair the cracks?

Those were really the main questions I had. I may have more as people respond. Thanks to anyone that does! I look forward to the replies.
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