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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:12 pm 
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Should i get my grey plastic surround painted to match my car?

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(also includes clear front indicators - i already have au3 side flashers)

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I think its a yay (depending on price)


Anyone got any ideas how much this would cost? Paint is black pearl or something.. tis metallic so makes it more exspensive..
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:14 pm 
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def get it done! looks heaps cleaner! :)

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:16 pm 
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Paint them, looks much better.

Can't help you with how much, best to take it to some panel shops for quotes.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:17 pm 
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Yes. Just do it your self.
A can of primer a can of colour and a can of clear. Some tape and news paper, some wet & dry, some metho and a rag and its all done.
Im in the process of doing mine

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:20 pm 
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make sure its plastic primer tho

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:14 pm 
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yeah i cant think of anyone that would say not to paint it. Go for it

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:15 pm 
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do it

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:16 pm 
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yeah do it do it , DIY to dont pay someone will cost you a fortune can be done by you :P
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:19 pm 
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Rapier wrote:
yeah do it do it , DIY to dont pay someone will cost you a fortune can be done by you :P


Couple of cans of touch up paint and a couple of cans of clear spray touch up paint and presto!

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:57 pm 
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thats a definately do.. makes the car look so much cleaner and less like a old mans car.

looks good in the after shot.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:08 pm 
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Go for it.

Makes the car look heaps better.
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:26 pm 
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Looks a lot nicer with the colour coded moulds! Do it!

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:02 am 
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ohh.. my thoughts too!!

went to a couple of panel beaters.. got quoted ~$450 and $500.. LOL!

anywho.

I"ve got metallic paint (black pearl) - whats my best bet of sourcing the paint? Can i goto say the paint rig and get them to mix it up in a can or something?

Once i can source the paint the rest is easy i suppose... :-P

can of the black paint, couple cans of clear, can of plastic primer and hey i'm ready i suppose.. as well as some sanding/cleaning of the bare plastic :-|
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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:09 am 
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glenneaux wrote:
went to a couple of panel beaters.. got quoted ~$450 and $500.. LOL!


i got quoted something like $1200 to do those moulding, door handles and mirrors like ED. haha which is y i got them done...plus i'm lazy, i'll do mine myself too...one day! should look ace tho!

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:01 pm 
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Do it, yourself.. no question about it.

 

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