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    Colour coding bumpstrips...bodyshop says no?

    Just been to my local bodyshop to get a quote for a few things...

    He says that he can do the bumpstrips but doesnt recommend it because there's a chance the paint will peal due to grease imbedded in the pours of the plastic...he also said you cant sand it down as the plastic will become hairy?

    His recomendation was to get some new strips already primered from vauxhall maybe?

    Is he right?


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    Yes...if you've continually siliconed and back to blacked your bumps, the stuff will be impregnated and hard to prepare for paint.

    Either new, or pre-primed (although not sure if they do them now)

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    i painted mine over a year ago and the only paint that has peeled off is from where ive opened the door onto things, you have to properly clean them and sand the texture down then do the usuall with spraying, prob too much of a mission for a spray shop but abit of easy fun DIY over the xmas???

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    They can be done...degreased.... sanded.... filler primer to fill the dimples and then paint.
    .. 2.0 Dti 16v ..
    .. With a few mods ..

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    Think i've only ever back-to-blacked them once...and im pretty sure the previous owner didn't use it

    I would DIY it but he's kinda done me a good price for everything...and he's done work on my uncle's porsche, top notch job...

    quote was £400 for irmscher full airdam, irmy sides, irmy rear lip, rear bumper, irmy bonnet spoiler, irmy rear spoiler, bump strips...all sprayed and fitted

    irmylicious


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    i had mine colour coded and they were fine i canunderstand his caution though
    The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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    did mine myself, sanded them down with some p120 paper, then once the texture had gone some p400 wet. couple of coats of plastic primer, couple of coats of primer wet flated between coats and then the final coat. the final coat wasnt done by me and has peal a little bit when i pressure washed it
    Astra for sale

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    the body shop did mine okand i blackend mine every week
    The car in front is my astra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    shabzz where did you get that quote from? seems a very good price could you give us some contact details please mate?

    cheers
    Drives : Astra Mk4 1.8i 16v Sport
    Wanted : Coupe front Bumper (Cash Waiting!!)
    Wanted : Standard 1.8 airbox, will swap for K&N!

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    Good price that for all those bits.

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