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    Help with Painting Side Skirts?

    Hey planning on painting my side skirts when i get a chance at the weekend.

    i plan on rubbing them down nice and smooth,
    Then coat with a high build primer,
    spray them with star silver base coat,
    and then a nice coat of laquer

    is this the correct way to be going about it??
    any suggestions would be appreciated.

    also looking at the how to thread "fitting OE Side Cills"
    it looks asif you have to break the clips to get them off?? will i need to get new clips? is there a better way of doing it to retain them.

    or shall i mask them off and do it with them still fitted??

    Im quite handy so doing it myself cant afford to pay a body shop to do it
    any help would be good

    cheers guys

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    taking em off the car would be easier and take less time to do than masking up.
    as it comes to spraying make sure you panel wipe them before sanding to get rid of all the waxes and crap caught up over the years.
    Start with 120-180 grip to give the surface a good key, ya not bothered about getting rid of the plastics bobbles in 1 go thats what the primer fillers for.
    once you got a nice key, degrease once again and start laying the filler down in nice even coats, give it about 2 coats once dry, rub down with 400 grit till smooth, repeat this process until your happy with the smoothmess, prior to spraying the basecoat tho, use 800 grit wet and dry with plenty on water and a drop washing up liquid (keeps the water on the panel) to give a smooth glass finish.
    dry off and degrease once more, now ready for the basecoat, again with nice smooth strokes, air of caution tho the colour and lacquer are much thinner than the primer so be careful of runs.
    give it 3-4 coats to make sure of colour depth and coverage, leave to dry for 30 mins or so and then hit it with the lacquer, again 3-4 coats should be fine

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    devil you the man!

    sounds like i would have done a right amatuer job

    cheers for the detailed explaination

    ill post pics when done

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    glad to be of an assistence good luck and hope to see pics

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