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    Bump Strips and side skirts

    Are the side skirts glued on or do they have some funky rivot (spelling?) type fixing? Either way roughly how much would i be looking to get them removed? Would it need smoothing and spraying? And roughly how much would i be looking at to get the side skirts painted? As i quite like the standard ones but just not the colour.
    Just looking for ball park figures.
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    Side skirts are fixed on using some sort of strange fixing clips and i think 2
    screws either end, take a look at this... clickety-click! & clickety-click!

    With regards to rubbing and spraying, i'm sure someone will correct me!
    1. rub down with sandy paper (just enough to remove cr4p!)
    2. prime using yellowy primer (rub down lightly, prime again x3)
    3. apply coloured paint
    4. apply laquar (spelling!)

    To get them done pro, I would think you should be looking at around £50-£80
    not 100% sure though.

    Hope this helps
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    Bump strips are removed by taking of the door cards and un screwing a fixing screw, you
    then slide them back towards the rear of the car (please correct me if i'm wrong!)

    To colour code, use same procedures as above.
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    I was looking to get them totally removed, but if they are screwed in im guessing there will need to be some filling then spraying, what sort of price would it be to get them smoothed then sprayed? Or what about just sprayed? What are the results like with home spraying? Is the colour the same, or does it always look a little different? And how does it stand up to the weather?
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    Sorry mate, we talking about mk3 or mk4?
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    Some Astra G are just slide on and click into place mate, no screws used. Check yours mate you may just be able to slide them off.
    So....Sods law dictates bread will always land butter side down! A cat thrown out of a window will always land on it's feet. Take one cat, butter it's back and throw it out the window..What happens?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuVX
    Some Astra G are just slide on and click into place mate, no screws used. Check yours mate you may just be able to slide them off.
    I would check behind door cards before sliding, could damage the insides!
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    We are indeed talking mk4. I think i will probs just take it to a bodyshop for a proper quote, easiest that way. And then at least it will look and last better than a home spray job.
    Cheers for the help

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    Bump strips

    REAR...are easy ,get urself a rubber malet.....found this easiest and lightly tap
    the strip towards the back of the car they will move about 20mm then pull off
    gently.

    FRONT doors....u need 2 take off ur inner door card....when u have done this
    peel back the inner liner(can be stuck back down,i used spray adesive) and in
    the centre of the door there is 1 hex screw remove this then close the door
    take rubber mallet again and gently tap towards the back of the car.....again
    about 20mm the gently pull off.
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    When did you take yours off? just got me a set and 4 handles to have a play with at home so 3,4 months down the line ill have cc car except the skirts which i cant afford at the mo
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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