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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:17 pm 
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Ok guys. TO bring u up to date with ym car. I got the EF GLi from a mate for 1800$. It had a slight front end nudge. It came with a new front bar but the guy i got it from was too lasy to put it on.

So today when i was bored i pulled the old one off and put my new one on. When i did this i checked to see if the chassis was twisted or bent in any was since the bonnet lock had moved back and the bonnet was bent.

I found that there is a bit of metal that has been spot welded to the car that mounts the lock (stock) and this has been bent. So ill fix that up with a screw driver.

Now that my new front bar is on it looks a bit odd having a White car with a grey (primer) bumper.

What i was thinking i could do is:
1 - paint it a dark grey so it makes people look twice at the car.

2 - Get some acrylic paint (white) and paint that on using a air compressor. Then polish it to make it shine good.

3 - Go get a few cans of car touch up paint the same colour as the car and paint the whole thing with that.


What do u guys think is the best. As i am 16 and only getting about $240 a week from working which about 80$ goes to fuel (girlfriend 35km one way, school 15km one way, work 20k 1 way) and a average of 14.5L/100Km i cant afford to get it professionaly done.

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:34 pm 
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id try painting it with acrylic if you know how. just remember that preperation is just as important if not more than the actually painting.
use proper plastic primer or it will peel

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:45 pm 
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Be cool like me, regie, waggin and chicken and leave it unpainted.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:00 pm 
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number 2... paint it properly and clear it... better to do it properly than a crap job now and have to come back and do it properly in 6 months
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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:10 pm 
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hmmm
Problem with acrylic is that i dont know how id match the paint.

The bumper was pre primed when i got it. Its actually looksing in good nic and all the s**t i have given it....it hasnt cracked.

So u guys think acrylic with clearcoat??

May go to wattle and a few pain shops and see how much.

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:31 pm 
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the bumpers come grey from factory not really primed though

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:39 pm 
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get some toouch up paint and some autobody clear cans did that to my old skyline (dodgy habib style) she was rough as guts when touched but looked the part.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:03 pm 
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Well i got some topcoat today but im thinking i want some primer because as above they come factory grey. Now i need this canberra weather to go away so i can actually do it. :)

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:05 pm 
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yeah you will need a plastic primer.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:53 pm 
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cheers. Once i get some warm and dry weather im going to paint it. As for now i need to get that plastic s**t from the wreckers. It goes inbetween the bar and the chassis.

 

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