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    How much roughly would it cost to colour code my door handles, bump strips and side skirts on my 1.8 Astra G SRi 5 door?

    And is it difficult to do it myself?

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    ring around local bodyshops for prices mate
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    Haha, never thought of that

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    You would be looking at a few hundred pounds tbh mate

    I can be done at home with basic products from the likes of halfords etc but to get the best finsih its need to be in a proper bodyshop.

    For start in orer to get rid of the grain effet from the plastic parts you need to use a high build 2k primer and this on suitable to do in a bodyshop with the right equipment due to the toxins in the paint etc.

    Were abouts are you from ?

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    A good few folks here have followed the HowTo with excellent results if you have the skill and patience, using spray can paint but not usually Halfords stuff, more likely from Vauxhall for the actual colour/laquer and only using Halfords et-al for the primers. You can flat back the bumpy surface with sand paper but see the HowTo for more info - should be on the 'Technical > Technical Guides' menu at the top of the page.

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    Follow on from my previous post.

    I didnt mean it sound like a good finish cant be acheived from spray cans etc as it can.

    Just when i fist started out doind things like that i had a few bad results lol

    Since then i went did something about it and went and learnt to be a spray painter and then learnt were i was going wrong and where to go right ect.

    one thing though if you do have a bash at it yourself and use high build can primer from halfords etc take it steady and nice even coats as that stuff is a pain in the arse for reacting and takes ages to go off

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