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#1 sean92

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:21 AM

Hi, I am looking to get my black strips on the side of my focus colour coded, as well as the rear bump strip and front fog lights

Would this be a big job for me to take on myself or would I be best to take it to a pro ?

Another thing is can the side strips be removed all together ?

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#2 Stoney871

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:03 AM

You can buy primered parts for the car, just need colour spraying and then clear coating.
I'm thinking of doing this myself but will most likely take the job to a resprayers so as to get the best finish.
Fog light brows are available on eBay.
Rear bump strip i assume you mean the bit on top of the bumper - i'm pretty sure you can buy chromed ones that look pretty good.
Chromed Fog light surrounds are available oneBay too.

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649
http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item336fd595a0
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item1c20b7afad

You can remove the side trim strips but it will leave loads of holes and clips, maube this will look better?
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item230e9e9275
Just a few ideas for you.
Let me know what you think as this is what i'm thinking of personally.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:57 AM

I colour coded my fog light surrounds (the top part) and the bootlid handle myself. It was time consuming but not difficult. I don't fancy tackling the side trim though (mainly due to the hassle of removing and refitting)!

All paint work is 90% preperation and 10% application.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:02 AM

Just seen you have the lower part of the front bumper colour coded, I was planning on doing this however was told that it was a waste of time because the paint is always cracking off due to stone chips.

Whats your experience?

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:09 PM

@ Stoney871 thanks for the links to the pre primed parts, think I will use these and get the side trims sprayed by a professional. Wouldn't be a big chrome person so wont be going near any chrome parts, thanks anyway.

@james132 this was done by the previous owner, its a good job, there are a few stone chips but noting serious, makes the car look far better so defiantly worth it.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:10 AM

@ Stoney871 thanks for the links to the pre primed parts, think I will use these and get the side trims sprayed by a professional. Wouldn't be a big chrome person so wont be going near any chrome parts, thanks anyway.

@james132 this was done by the previous owner, its a good job, there are a few stone chips but noting serious, makes the car look far better so defiantly worth it.

Welcome anytime buddy.

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