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Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:22 pm 
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g'day all,

sorry for the confusing title, as it's probably hard to explain in a few words. I'm gonna remove the towbar from my BA XR6, and as you know that will leave a hole in the middle of the bottom skirt where the towbar goes through. The other day i went to buy the cover (from Ford) that covers this hole, but it came unpainted. I was just wondering if you guys have any suggestions on how I should go about painting this piece of plastic (i.e. should i DIY it or take it somewhere) as I have no experience in plastics painting. Guessing i could do it myself as its such a simple job, but any points would be greatly appreciated fellahs! cheers

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Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:54 pm 
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just a light rub back tne some plastic primer, maybe some primer then some coloured top coat and some clear

easy as lol

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:06 am 
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a panel shop would only charge about $50 so you got think is it woth the trouble of doing yourself

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:09 am 
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yeah would cost bugger all to paint. where in melb are you? might be able to recommend a place.
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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:56 am 
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hey guys thanks for the replies. Yeah if it's not gonna cost too much then i may as well get it done properly eh. Soulfire, I'm from Donvale so around the east side. cheers

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:44 pm 
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hey bloke i did my cover to ,but i got a second hand one cos its already painted it was easy to repaint just light rub with fine wetandry bought a can of matching paint from paint shop,and bobs your uncle easy cost nothing for the cover ford dealer gave me one and 15 bucks for the paint so go to your local ford pre delivery site and ask em ,hope this helps.
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