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 Post subject: Faded EL Stripes
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:50 am 
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Hey all,
As with most EL's my plastic stripes have faded. Does anyone know of anything, short of getting them resprayed that can colour them up again?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Faded EL Stripes
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:54 am 
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Peel them off, sand them, spray them, clear them, stick them back on. Only way really.

You can get colour matched paint made up in spray bombs for $30. These work very well for things like this, wouldn't want to paint a large panel, boot, bonnet or door, but good for side skirt and trims...
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 Post subject: Re: Faded EL Stripes
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:01 am 
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Cheers mate. It's p*****g me off having them so faded

 

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 Post subject: Re: Faded EL Stripes
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:51 am 
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fiend wrote:
Peel them off, sand them, spray them, clear them, stick them back on. Only way really.

You can get colour matched paint made up in spray bombs for $30. These work very well for things like this, wouldn't want to paint a large panel, boot, bonnet or door, but good for side skirt and trims...


Thanks for the helpful post

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This is how a top forum like this Ford Mods should be run...

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 Post subject: Re: Faded EL Stripes
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:05 am 
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OR like i did on my EB as a temp fix, AutoGlym bumper care. Works a treat. But it is high in silicone, so when time comes to paint, make sure you get it all off.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Faded EL Stripes
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:38 am 
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89.SVO wrote:
OR like i did on my EB as a temp fix, AutoGlym bumper care. Works a treat. But it is high in silicone, so when time comes to paint, make sure you get it all off.

I heard AutoGlym was good but do the stripes are red, do they make one for the red?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Faded EL Stripes
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:48 pm 
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89.SVO wrote:
OR like i did on my EB as a temp fix, AutoGlym bumper care. Works a treat. But it is high in silicone, so when time comes to paint, make sure you get it all off.

I heard AutoGlym was good but do the stripes are red, do they make one for the red?


dude. it works on all colours. LOL. It makes plastics glossy again. You will have to do it like every two days at the start. and then at least weekly.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Faded EL Stripes
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:07 pm 
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my red strips on the xr arent to bad, but i gave the whole car a polish and wax and the wax brought a lot more colour into it.
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