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#1 iNath

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 05:49 PM

Evening all,

I'm looking to get some plastics resprayed on my Fiesta - just wondering if anyone has an idea of rough cost?

I would like the exterior plastics gloss black; grille, fog light surrounds, the 2 things under the bonnet either side of Ford badge & rear diffuser.
Inside I would like everything that is currently silver sprayed frozen white; radio, centre console, "secret compartment", steering wheel "V" shape, air vent rings & door handles.

How much do you think I should pay for this? If you have any recommendations on where to get the work done that would be helpful too :)



EDIT
: Did the interior myself - see post #8 for pics!

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:59 PM

Give elite paint and body on rothersthorpe road ind est a ring nathan

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:13 PM

Give elite paint and body on rothersthorpe road ind est a ring nathan


You got any details for them? Can only find Elite Motors Bodyshop on St James Mill Road who I've already been too.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:13 PM

the front plastics are prone to chipping, so don't go skitz when you get a slight fake... its just cos the front takes all the bruising from the drag, salt, water etc etc. i've expeimented with loads of paints and techniques, nothing guarantees your paint won't flake off.


i did find out that there is a very fine balance between too much and too little primer. give it ablast yourself on just the fogs (they're easy to remove and paint), just to see if you fancy doing it yourself, save some dough :)



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Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:16 PM

This is not something I can attempt myself - no clue & nowhere to do it :P

EDIT: and no patience!

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:26 PM

sorry i meant excel, 01604 43 21 32 nn4 8jh

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:32 PM

sorry i meant excel, 01604 43 21 32 nn4 8jh


Sent them an email, thanks :)

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:45 PM

Right finally built up the courage and went down Halfords.
Got an assortment of sandpaper, white primer, Frozen White spray paint & lacquer (also a greenhouse, but that was from Argos as I actually needed somewhere to do the spraying....)

4 days and a lot of hard work and patience later.....

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:12 PM

Right finally built up the courage and went down Halfords.
Got an assortment of sandpaper, white primer, Frozen White spray paint & lacquer (also a greenhouse, but that was from Argos as I actually needed somewhere to do the spraying....)

4 days and a lot of hard work and patience later.....


Looks great! Is it that difficult to remove and paint the plastics?

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:46 PM

Thats really smart, looks factory finish standard

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:06 PM

Do you have to sand down the interior plastics before spraying?

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:10 PM

wow looks awesome - how easy was it any advice?

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:54 AM

Looks great! Is it that difficult to remove and paint the plastics?

Easy enough to remove everything. Most of it is just clipped in with the exception of the radio (2 bolts & 2 screws) & the steering wheel 'V' (3 screws)

Thats really smart, looks factory finish standard

Why thank you :)

Do you have to sand down the interior plastics before spraying?

Yes definitely.
The process I used was:
  • 400 grit sandpaper (here)
  • White primer (here)
  • 800 grit
  • Paint (here)
  • 1200 grit
  • Lacquer (here)

wow looks awesome - how easy was it any advice?

Just needs lots of patience and take your time. This is my first time doing anything like this but I found you really can learn anything from the internet!
Apply lots of thin coats (or it will run) and leave overnight to dry.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:26 AM

Easy enough to remove everything. Most of it is just clipped in with the exception of the radio (2 bolts & 2 screws) & the steering wheel 'V' (3 screws)


Why thank you :)


Yes definitely.
The process I used was:

  • 400 grit sandpaper (here)
  • White primer (here)
  • 800 grit
  • Paint (here)
  • 1200 grit
  • Lacquer (here)

Just needs lots of patience and take your time. This is my first time doing anything like this but I found you really can learn anything from the internet!
Apply lots of thin coats (or it will run) and leave overnight to dry.


Great, thanks for sharing all the steps...should be fun to do :D

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:18 AM

Looks Great.. Worth the hard work!

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