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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:20 pm 
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haha you fool! wait till i get my insurance sorted first! :)

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:28 pm 
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- prepsol (wax and grease remover) the surface first
- a light sand will not hurt
- plastic primer, thin coats at a time
- light sand wet 'n'dry 1200 grade
- prepsol let dry
- spray on the paint, thin coates don't rush
- spray with clear, thin coates don't rush
- leave a few days or so to cure/set properly
- get some cut'n'polish and shine em up

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If I might just add one more point there before the cut'n'polish, a light rub down with some ultrafine wet'n'dry 2400 or better (to get rid of the overspray or runs if its your first time) and throw some car wash into the water to help stop the paper from clogging up. :)

One other thing those bumpers, are they a smooth gloss or are they that raw motley plastic texture??? Might make a difference how things go down..

On the colour issue it depends if your using aerosol cans or a spraygun and compressor. With cans you get the original color and if the cars faded badly it probably will look a bit odd.
But if using a spraygun then most auto paint stores can colour match some paint to suit..

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:46 pm 
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My car is faded ALOT, i bought some of my paint (or what i think it is/was) and its so dark compared! But aparantly there is this place where they take a look at the colour thru some kind of colour scope! This can tell the colour! I dunno if this is true, sounds a bit technical to me.

Then ill get a litre (is that enough) then i will *borrow* my bros airbrush. My bumper is rough grey, not glossy at all.
I saw a painted grey bumper before, tho the pain was flaking off! :?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:27 am 
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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:55 am 
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i got my grey bumpers painted by my dads mate and they are fine not flaking. we used plastic primer as well
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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:12 am 
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oops..... hunt around for a crystal mint EA then!


but everyone knows EA's didnt come with coloured bumpers.

thats why they said look for eb/ed but they didnt come in that colour.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:23 am 
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bentles wrote:
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oops..... hunt around for a crystal mint EA then!


but everyone knows EA's didnt come with coloured bumpers.

thats why they said look for eb/ed but they didnt come in that colour.


yes they did, just not GL's,

your gonna end up having to pay for a spray painter to match your colour and paint the bumpers ($300 minimum if your real friendly to em) cos painting isnt as easy as it looks.
or go for a two tone kinda thing with a light silver (darker than your green though, down the bottom (if colour cant be matched)

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:33 pm 
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two tone hey? I saw an EA with the body painted grey along the side up to the same height as the bumpers go. I think that looks ok too.

Would it be easier to paint bumpers that are already coloured. say if I get some coloured bumpers from the wreckers to paint them instead of grey bumpers? :o

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:55 pm 
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Would it be easier to paint bumpers that are already coloured. say if I get some coloured bumpers from the wreckers to paint them instead of grey bumpers? :o


if they're genuine coloured ones from factory, then i'd imagine they would be, as they've already been primed & designed to be painted, as opposed to the grey ones, which have had a different finish put on them, which might be the reason so many of the bumpers flake when painted...

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 3:07 pm 
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two tone hey? I saw an EA with the body painted grey along the side up to the same height as the bumpers go. I think that looks ok too.

Would it be easier to paint bumpers that are already coloured. say if I get some coloured bumpers from the wreckers to paint them instead of grey bumpers? :o

you're in perth - get what ever colour bumpers you can and I know a good spray painter who will do a good job for you, he did my xr bumper for me!!

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 3:08 pm 
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eeyaygirl wrote:
two tone hey? I saw an EA with the body painted grey along the side up to the same height as the bumpers go. I think that looks ok too.

Would it be easier to paint bumpers that are already coloured. say if I get some coloured bumpers from the wreckers to paint them instead of grey bumpers? :o

you're in perth - get what ever colour bumpers you can and I know a good spray painter who will do a good job for you, he did my xr bumper for me!!


ahhh who would that be greg? i'm in need of a decent spraypainter too! :wink:

 

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you are? what did you do?

 

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I saw an EA with the body painted grey along the side up to the same height as the bumpers go. I think that looks ok too.


Would have been an svo edition.

 

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you are? what did you do?


haha i'm being a a*** fool! :roll: 8-)

 

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Happy wrote:
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haha i'm being a a*** fool! :roll: 8-)

ahhh :o

 

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