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 Post subject: After some help!
Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:13 pm 
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So this is probably a really nooby question? But i want to paint the external b pillars(i think this is what theyre called) on my au fairmont ghia, just wondering how i would go about doing it? I'm pretty sure there some kind of aluminium, but its a fairly matte finish. How can i paint these without making them extremely glossy?

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 Post subject: Re: After some help!
Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:25 pm 
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I've never looked closely at my AU, but I assume they're similar to E series ones. That blackout on the B pillar sections of the door frame should be like contact or tint, it's applied over the surface.

You might be able to peel it off without too much trouble.

EDIT, I see I've been beaten to it..

 

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 Post subject: Re: After some help!
Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:30 pm 
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Not meaning to sound untrustworthy, but are you 100% its plastic? Minegets cold just like metal, doesnt have a 'plastic' cold feel.. And around the inside edge where it was bent over the door kinda thing it feels like sheet metal, and also ubder the chipped off paint it is a very metallic silver.. Im just having a hardtime believing its plastic lol
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 Post subject: Re: After some help!
Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:51 pm 
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pretty sure theyre plastic, well on BA's they are because i never fail at snapping the clip off at the top when removing them at work.

but AU ones COULD be metal.

 

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 Post subject: Re: After some help!
Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:00 pm 
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on au they are coated stainless steel or alloy, if you scratch away at the area they are like polished stainless, i just re painted them with satin black..
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 Post subject: Re: After some help!
Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:18 pm 
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Thanks troyman. How do i remove them from an au? Will i have to sand it all back to metal and then paint it?
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 Post subject: Re: After some help!
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:34 am 
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Nobody have any tips on how to paint/prepare the pillars? :)
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 Post subject: Re: After some help!
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:38 am 
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just lightly sand, undercoat and paint as you would on a body panel..
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