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    paint work?

    i want to have my side strips and door handles resprayed so they match the colour of my car as they are the standard black plastic ones, anyone out there know any good paint shops in the east midlands area or maybe in the east manchester area who are good with prices and equally good with the job itself? also how much will this cost me roughly?

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    do it yourself if you have the time if not get a spare set and at least rub them down as this save you ££££ as it saves the bodyshop the boredom and time of it

    it not £200 i reckon
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    i was wanting to do this could add this to the technical section on how to prepare and paint lil parts like door handles and strips.

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    easy rub them down using a low grit wet and dry until theyr fairly smooth, plastic filler primer, rub down, again, smooth using a lower grade paper, primer, smooth, primer then either paint then use 1000 grit and spray again then a light 1200 smooth then laquar

    well basically thats it. i invested in a power sander.... ooh the ease
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    cheers all think i will give it a try my self, may have to get a spare set though or just some scrap ones first just to give it a practise run

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    Its easy mate, honestly. I know it will seem daunting, but simply taking your time will ensure it goes smoothly. If you want a walk through of how to do it, then pm me and ill do you a full write up!

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    Some spares here - http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.php?t=57720

    And these a How To for painting plastic - it the usual pace

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