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#1 D13 HPD 95

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:27 PM

Hi all, im getting painted or painting my grills myself dont know what to do, for the sake of 20 for paint, or 200 for a paint job, but what would look better satin black grills or gloss? Could people upload some pics for me please of theirs they have? And whats the difference in the colours, also does one show up more scratches? Just hate the colour of the standard grills and rear diffusor

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:05 AM

On a black car I'd say gloss, but on yours I'd go for satin, plus its easier to get a good finish ;-)

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:52 AM

I say satin looks more aggressive gloss to shiny

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:49 AM

Cheers :) easy enough to do?

 

also would you use a lacquer on top or just leave it? and i take it its not a good idea to do it outside this time of year then ?



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:43 AM

Before you apply any paint you should firstly sand down the parts you'd like to spray so it's back to originality. Don't forget to prime as well then apply your paint! I made the silly mistakes of not sanding it down first and my paint cracked a few months later from the weather on my own car!

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:40 AM

ok cheers, i done the interior plastic parts alright so just do the same to exterior then? and wait for better weather



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:21 PM

Don't use a lacquer if your going with satin finish.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:26 PM

It's different with interior in comparison to exterior parts. Your exterior parts are exposed to weather change, rain, hail, snow, sun and so on so the paint can expand and contract, causing cracks. Where by your interior won't have that affect, yeah it gets warm or cold at times inside but isn't exposed. As long as you sand them down using different gradients and primer you'll be fine. If your spraying your diffuser I'd personally gloss it, there isn't too much difference between grey plastics and satin black. Gloss would make the finish look more professional

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:56 PM

cheers made it easier now :)

 

i prefer satin like mike said i think the gloss black doesnt look right on a vision blue car



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:40 PM

Get your rear diffuser carbon dipped or wrapped that would look really good IMO. Was going to do this before I decided on the ST.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 07:28 AM

I have looked at that but im not sure id like it as much :/
I done it before on my 125cc bike and hate washing it and in the end the wrap started to go all funny so i toke it off

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 11:10 AM

Definitely laquer them. I painted the inserts on my grill without laquer and the paint was slowly chipped away by stones etc. Re-painted with laquer and not a scratch!  :)



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 12:18 PM

cheers but would lacquer on the actually grills look alright ?? :S



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 09:02 PM

Make sure after you've sanded your bits you apply plastic primer otherwise it will flake off! Me personally I'd go for satin on a blue car! Good luck with the bits!

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 09:45 PM

Cheer i saw a vision blue same as mine with gloss black grills and it looks good, i have got paint where if you just use the primer and paint you get a satin look and apply lacquer for gloss its all one kit so should be good got to wait for the weather to warm up now haha

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