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    Paint info required.

    I'm planning on having a go at colour coding my rubbing strips and door handles myself. I know the paint code for my car and I understand that Vauxhall is the place to go rather than halfords.

    I was just wondering how much paint I should need roughly as I've not done this before? Do they come in 300ml rattle cans? Also how much should I expect to pay?

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    the vxl cans only come in 150ml kits, one colour, one clear. and they are £10 a pop.

    I'd deffinately advise seeing if you can get your colour off the shelf from halfords. Buy one and see if the colour match is good, i found it was spot on for flame red. If they dont have your colour then go to vxl and get the 150ml cans, as halfords cant mix the paint very well at all. I tried it once and it wasnt even close on my lightning silver! Also it cost me £10 for the privilage
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    you'll want roughly 300-400ml of plastic filler primer, bit less than that in plastic primer, 300-450ml of your appropriate colour, and 150-200ml clear laquer (use more coats on the handles than on the bumpstrips!)

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    Cheers chaps - I'll have a look in Halfords first then Chris, ta.

    filler primer you say Pete.. is there a how-to on completing such tasks somewhere? I had a quick look but to no avail

    I'll probably end up making a bloody mess of it, but I'm sure I'll have fun trying
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    Just checking you were on the ball G unit, thanks muchly
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