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so can this be done with halfords spray, or is it necesary to get a profesional job done?

and if so...is it expensive?

has anyone got any pics of them done in black...on a black st?

is it worth coding the silver trim as well?
 

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I hid mine with Halfords paint with no problems . You do need to use the plastic primer though . Make sure that you give everything a good rub down first , i used a scotch bright pad , but you could use fine wet & dry as well .



 

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Same for me, Was actually really surprised at how good they came out, First time I'd ever done anything like that and well chuffed witht he results


I used;
1 small can of "Halfords Grey Plastic Primer" - £5.99
2 large cans of "Halfords Gloss Black Paint" - £6.99ea
1 small can of "Halfords Clear Lacquer" - £5.99
+ 3 Sheets of wet and dry £1.99

so £28! I kept the grey trim grey for now, Looks cleaner IMO on my ST.. Choice is yours though


Happy painting!
 

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QUOTE(danielk1986 @ 10 Nov 2009, 08:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>+1

Same for me, Was actually really surprised at how good they came out, First time I'd ever done anything like that and well chuffed witht he results


I used;
1 small can of "Halfords Grey Plastic Primer" - £5.99
2 large cans of "Halfords Gloss Black Paint" - £6.99ea
1 small can of "Halfords Clear Lacquer" - £5.99
+ 3 Sheets of wet and dry £1.99

so £28! I kept the grey trim grey for now, Looks cleaner IMO on my ST.. Choice is yours though


Happy painting!

Defo do the trim as well, looks better on a black st imo !
 

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QUOTE(danielk1986 @ 10 Nov 2009, 08:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>+1

Same for me, Was actually really surprised at how good they came out, First time I'd ever done anything like that and well chuffed witht he results


I used;
1 small can of "Halfords Grey Plastic Primer" - £5.99
2 large cans of "Halfords Gloss Black Paint" - £6.99ea
1 small can of "Halfords Clear Lacquer" - £5.99
+ 3 Sheets of wet and dry £1.99

so £28! I kept the grey trim grey for now, Looks cleaner IMO on my ST.. Choice is yours though


Happy painting!

Did you get a really good shiney/wet affect from that?
 

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QUOTE(robbyvrs @ 10 Nov 2009, 07:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm doing mine this weekend, found some satin black chip resistant paint which i'll be using

What's the best way to clean the parts before spraying? is brake cleaner ok?

I just cleaned down with soap and water and used wet n dry paper to smooth the surface before washing again. Mine are still fine a good few months later
 

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Absolute doddle to do yourself. Be sure to do a lot of light coats to build up the colour, otherwise it'll drip which ain't a good look.

Definitely worth adding a couple of layers of lacquer at the end. I didn't do this on my first attempt, but ended up redoing them after a couple of months.

I've just bought some white paint to do the silver trim on mine, planning to do it Thursday
 

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QUOTE(rickylee @ 16 Nov 2009, 03:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Absolute doddle to do yourself. Be sure to do a lot of light coats to build up the colour, otherwise it'll drip which ain't a good look.

Definitely worth adding a couple of layers of lacquer at the end. I didn't do this on my first attempt, but ended up redoing them after a couple of months.

I've just bought some white paint to do the silver trim on mine, planning to do it Thursday

How did you go about re-doing them mate? Just rubbed them down and then recoated over the original paint?

Need to do mine again shortly.

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Here's how i did mine!

Rubbed the outer trims down with fine wet and ry then primed with Halfords plastic primer.
Blue Azure Sleeve Automotive exterior Rectangle


Same again for the surrounds and trims.

Wood Rectangle Electricity Electrical wiring Tints and shades


Then used Panther Black paint which you can buy from halfords and done both trims and surrounds then used lots of laquer.
Hood Automotive lighting Automotive tire Motor vehicle Trunk


Final result

Wheel Tire Vehicle Car Grille
 

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Just did Rambo's this weekend.

I used the Halfords Plastic Bumper paint in black. (They do various other colours)

Gives a nice matt finish, and you don't have to prat about with primer and rubbing down between coats either. Drys really quickly too.


Two downsides to this type of paint:-

1. You need LOTS. I did the fog surrounds and the grills, and used 5 cans of spray paint.
2. It's also pretty noxious stuff. I sprayed in a well ventilated garage and I really suffered afterwards. Should have used mask (or even better a respirator).

Results are great though. I would take a picture, but the rest of Rambo is filthy at the moment, and he made me promise I wouldn't take any photos.
 

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how did you go about doing the grill?

need to do mine as stonechips all over it and dont wan to pay to have it done again!

do i just rub down the original paint on the grill with wet and dry, prime and spray- or it it more complicated to get a good finish??
 

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QUOTE(gajmc444 @ 17 Nov 2009, 11:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>how did you go about doing the grill?

need to do mine as stonechips all over it and dont wan to pay to have it done again!

do i just rub down the original paint on the grill with wet and dry, prime and spray- or it it more complicated to get a good finish??

I'm a lazy sod - I just wiped it down with a de-greaser and then sprayed it using the Halfords Bumper Paint. Put about 4 thin coats of the paint on. I'm really pleased with the finish.
 
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