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    Colour coding help

    I'm looking to colour code the plastic strip that runs along the underneath of the front bumper. With my car being black I think this would look a bit better colour coded.

    My question is, is this easy to do? Is it just a case of rubbing it down to get a key and then applying primer and paint?

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    how will u be painting it with cans or spray gun

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    It's a pain to paint, as it is rubber and flexible the paint will flake after a few weeks/months. I think for what it's worth it would be easier leaving it black


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    if spraying with a gun u can get an additive for the paint designed for rubber so it allows the paint to flex and wont crack or flake

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    Yeah, plastic/rubber adhesion promoter. It would work to an extent, but it wont stop it happening eventually.

    You can use the promoter when using aerosol too. It doesn't have to be applied using a gun, just use a clean cloth

    I would say try if you really want to, the worst that can happen is it flakes!


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    Thanks guy's. If I was doing it it would have been with a spray can. I think i'm going to leave it as it is. The good thing with the car being black is its not as noticible.
    08 Black Sapphire SXI 1.9CDTi 5 dr

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    rather easy scotch them of then pray them with a plastic primer i think the clear one is best then spray them with an high build primer flat that off then hit them with your colour then a 2 pack laquer all available in rattle cans.i manage a paint shop in barnsley.

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    Mine have been painted for over a year and haven't cracked (good prep work and reinforcing behind the splitter will help you) - mind you, I haven't hit anything yet!

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