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    Talking Colour coding door mouldings....help!!!!

    Right o... how many of you guys have done this before???
    I have a silver 3 door SXi with the lovely standard black skirts and door mouldings.

    The skirts are being replaced soon with Coupe ones and that just leaves the door mouldings, bodyshops keep telling me that its pointless cuz they won't last and will keep flaking, yet ppl from AS keep saying thats Crap!

    So...... who can give me some advice????
    Weather's getting better so I'm up for a bit of spraying.... what you think??

    thanks in advance!
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    buy some silver ones ?

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    Bodyshop are talking cr4p!

    Rub them down to get the worst of the bobbles off, then give them a few coats of plastic primer.

    Give them another rub down (should be smooth now)

    Then a couple of coats of colour (in your case Star Silver 3 L157) then a few coats of laquer.

    Really easy, i prepared mine for a body shop to paint, never had any problems.

    How does your bodyshop think they're coloured on the GSi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomH
    buy some silver ones ?
    you can't just BUY them already silver (unless 2nd hand of course)

    VXL wanted £90 for some PRIMED ones but LMF were cheaper... but I'm hoping I'll be able to spray my Original ones silver.... I just want to see if ppl here have done that and how it worked out for them???
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    Cheers Keif. that was the answer I was hoping for! I think i'll give it a go!
    Should be fun!
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clemo SXi
    you can't just BUY them already silver
    Oh yes you can!

    StarSilver Rub Stirps
    9120278 - £28.05 + VAT
    9120276 - £30.65 + VAT
    9120268 - £18.05 + VAT
    9120270 - £18.05 + VAT

    Total including VAT = £111.39!!!


    They're expensive tho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clemo SXi
    Cheers Keif. that was the answer I was hoping for! I think i'll give it a go!
    Should be fun!
    Check the How to's......

    There's one about painting plastic, same priciple for interior and exterior.

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    Use plastic filler primer, instead of normal plastic primer - it'll fill the indentations qiucker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg
    Use plastic filler primer, instead of normal plastic primer - it'll fill the indentations qiucker.
    I said that!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keif
    Rub them down to get the worst of the bobbles off, then give them a few coats of plastic primer.
    *Edit* Just read that again. Yes the Plastic FILLER primer will fill any bits you've missed!

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