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    Question Colour Coding

    looking to detail my skirts,front bumper plastic thing and handles.. got quoted £200 for the lot which i thought was quite steep.. so gonna try it my self.. ive heard u need to sand them and then prime and paint etc... just reli askin anyone whos done this what they did and tips etc. cheers
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    Not quite sure what you want really. Detailing is cleaning the whole car inc paint correction and swirl removal. From what you've said there you want to colour code you bump strips and handles. Have a look in the how-to's. there's one for painting interior plastics, it's the same thing.
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    TBH £200 is not a bad price to do that work, Im a painter and you wouldnt beleive how much work is involved in getting rid of that grain effect in the plastic.

    A quick break down

    1ltr of 2k high build primer and hardner £ 15
    1ltr of base coat £30
    1ltr of HS lacquer and hardner £20
    1ltr of plastic primer £15

    Take this and the other materials such has masking tape and various grades of sand paper DA discs you would be looking at £100 + vat for the materials

    The theres the time to prep everything as you need 2-3 coats of high build primer to get rid of that grain effect.

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    £200 is a good price, by the time you include materials etc your nearly at that price.

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