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 Post subject: the red strip
Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:38 am 
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Hi every one

I'm currently installing a tickford body kit on my el and I'm going to have some paint left over. The red strip that go's around the car have faded and turnd to pink. I can't dicide whether I should bring the red back up or paint it to match the car.

If anyone has pics or an opinion with mod I'd like to here it. food for thought would be much appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: the red strip
Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:51 am 
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What color is the paint?

 

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 Post subject: Re: the red strip
Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:40 am 
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The dark blue

 

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 Post subject: Re: the red strip
Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:14 pm 
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If it were mine I'd re-do them Red. But a very deep dark red, something a little different than the rest.
Just a thought.

 

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 Post subject: Re: the red strip
Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:15 pm 
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yeah cool i'll keep that in mind

 

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 Post subject: Re: the red strip
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:03 pm 
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id go the red man...i redone mine in red cause they were fading but didnt get them resprayed, i got a graphic tape put on there and its a dame sight better than paint. its more glossy and wont fade as quick and it cheaper :)

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 Post subject: Re: the red strip
Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:13 am 
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i recon you should just remove it. keep it shaved. will look best!
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 Post subject: Re: the red strip
Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:16 pm 
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has anyone tried a heat gun on the faded strip.
i know a heat gun can change the color on faded grey plastic bummpers & such to a more darker grey .?
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Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:25 pm 
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95frd wrote:
has anyone tried a heat gun on the faded strip.
i know a heat gun can change the color on faded grey plastic bummpers & such to a more darker grey .?

will soften the double sided tape to remove them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: the red strip
Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:30 pm 
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ok .didnt think of that .lol .
just need to hold the strip on while heating it & be more carefull . .?
ive got the pink happening on my xr6 ,ill see what i can come up with when i buy a decent heat gun .
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Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:48 am 
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id go the red man...i redone mine in red cause they were fading but didnt get them resprayed, i got a graphic tape put on there and its a dame sight better than paint. its more glossy and wont fade as quick and it cheaper



that looks real good 550. ill recon ill hav a look at that

 

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