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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:38 pm 
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God I hope I don't get flamed for this. Basically I don't think at the moment that I can afford a nice looking kit so for the time being and depending on how it looks (I did a few photoshop pics - pretty dodge work, just to see how it would look), I was wondering if people think that spraying the stock bumpers the color of my car would look alright - I have a feeling that because they are a different material it may be hard to make them look the same as the rest of the car but if I could, what are people's thoughts? Has anyone done this? Would it look stupid lol?

But yeah, please don't flame if it's a bad idea, just looking for people's thoughts - I'm on a pretty tight budget what with Uni and all that so I'm looking for cheaper alternatives to spending big on cosmetics.

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:40 pm 
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im assuming we are talking about ea or eb here if so yeah spraying the bumpers looks great do it
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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:40 pm 
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Rapier wrote:
im assuming we are talking about ea or eb here if so yeah spraying the bumpers looks great do it


Nice and quick! Cheers.
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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:53 pm 
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they really do look alot better color coded, have alook in my galley or anyone else with color coded bumbers, just not to sure who has them really

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:17 pm 
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i sprayed my bumpers the other week to match the colour of my Ea . I Hifilled them first to get rid of that s**t texture ,rubbed em down then sprayed em. Its alot of work but they turned out pretty good. Only used like 300ml of paint.
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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:50 pm 
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i actually done this mod late last week, it came up really well, a slight difference but once the sun gets to it a bit it sould fade to the same colour

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hope this helps

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:09 pm 
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that looks awesome mate, wot kinda paint did you use to paint your bumpers?

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:11 pm 
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it was the cheap stuff, export in gloss white $3 bucks from supercheap auto - i bought 2 cans but only used one can in 4 coats as i was in a rush to get it done

i have a full write up on fastfords.org

http://fastfords.org/index.php/topic,1890.0.html

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:12 pm 
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trick is to get the sticky tape to run at the top of the little lip as your eyes are higher then the car so you cant see the seem where the tape was as its up underneath

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:43 pm 
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looks like a good job but out of curosity why didnt oyu so the whole bar?

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:46 pm 
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if i dont the whole bar it wouldnt match, see the grey stripe down the side and and the grey up the top of the rear bar? i wanted it to match, the only difference is the front has a whitish strip and the rest has a chrome

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:47 pm 
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just make sure you use the right undercoat etc for plastic.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:48 pm 
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fair enough. it is a big improvement though. cheap too.
my ED is a futura so already has it done but im thinking of painting the top half and the moulds aswell

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:50 pm 
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i didnt actually use undercoat altho i did clean it well before hand, ill let you know if it peels/flakes off, but it seems to have a really good hold. only time will tell

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:59 pm 
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Really you need to use a plastic primer for it to adhere in the long term.

 

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