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Old 02-15-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
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Trim Paint

Hi guys,

Anyone ever paint the trim on the bumpers and around the side of the car?

I know these are silly and specific questions, but I want to try and make my car as close to original as possible (when possible)...

What kind of paint did you use, and did you use glossy or flat? It looks as though the bumper trim was originally glossy and the trim around the car was originally flat.

Also, how did the paint hold up?

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Old 02-15-2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:41 PM   #3
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Yeah, I used trim paint on my bumpers way back when... '06 I guess? Holding up well! Spray it well once the first time, and it won't need to be touched up again (ex. like in a few years). If you try to respray it after, the paint buildup will make it look cheap and shitty.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:59 PM   #4
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I paint at a shop you buy a scotch brite the red one and you sand it with water after that you spray it with a lite coat of self etching primer that will make paint stick good after the primer you spray sem trim paint it matches factory trims in color I have used it in diffrent cars and it looks brand new hopes that helps
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:09 AM   #5
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i used the dupli colour bumper paint and it looks really good. i would deffinatly use it again if i have to
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:59 PM   #6
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I used the gloss black but when she comes out for the spring they're coming off and theyre getting painted the bumper/trim paint.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:56 PM   #7
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Good to go, thanks a lot for the great response!
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:53 PM   #8
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What about the rest of your car Brent? Any plans for the spring?
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:07 PM   #9
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Yeah is it painted yet? You going to have it all buttoned up for the opening cruise?
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:47 PM   #10
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I haven't painted it yet, but I did replace the steering rack, inner, and (soon) outer tie rods. I also have to replace one of the lines from the stereing fluid reservoir to the rack, so that slowed me down a bit. But I have been prepping and stripping the car down in between working on the steering, so I expect it to be painted in March or (most likely) April. When is the first cruise? Gives me something to aim for!
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:23 PM   #11
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First autocross is April 11th, so I would imagine an opening cruise would be close to then. Spring is coming soon!! Don't worry, no matter what you do to it between now, and the first cruise, you won't be done. E30's are never done.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:03 AM   #12
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Good point lol
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