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    Spray Paint....How much???

    Can anyone advise me how many tins of spray paint would be needed to do the bumpstrips on my MK4 5dr hatch? If anyone has done this ( and i know alot of you have ) i would like to know how many tins of primer, colour & laquer you used & what size tin?
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    lol, Im doing it right now. So far I havnt even used a tin of each and Ive done 4 coats of primer and a coat of paint so far. Will be posting pics of it finished.

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    I would get 200ml of colour, that should be enough for 2 coats followed by a drop coat, then I would say the same for Lacquer!

    Use high build primer, from a re-finisher, not from Halfords


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maskell View Post
    I would get 200ml of colour, that should be enough for 2 coats followed by a drop coat, then I would say the same for Lacquer!

    Use high build primer, from a re-finisher, not from Halfords
    Oh damn! I bought all my paint primer and lacquer from Halfords! Ill post pics of my monstrosity when Im finished

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    It shouldn't be a problem mate, it is just easier to prep with a high build primer, and Halfords don't sell it


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    Thanks for your replys, I'm looking at possibly buying the paint from Ebay relatively cheap as alot of ppl have slagged off the paint from halfarts plus i don't think they stock my colour code in a spray can anyway (Star Silver 3) I believe they can mix it for you but i wouldnt trust them to mix an egg never mind paint!!! lol
    Ive also noticed that a couple of ppl on here offer a spraying service, it may work out cheaper to let someone else do it for me, That way i know it will be done properly!
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    go to a body shop and get it done properly and it would look so much better

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    get paint from paints4u superb stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maskell View Post
    It shouldn't be a problem mate, it is just easier to prep with a high build primer, and Halfords don't sell it
    they sell what clams to be high build, but its crap
    Mk4 3 door sxi

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamahar62004 View Post
    go to a body shop and get it done properly and it would look so much better
    This and probarly only a few quid dearer too.

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