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whitter45

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 23:42

i need mine doing too mate


mike_1.2LS96

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 23:41

Wing mirrors first :D


whitter45

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 23:40

give it ago mate if u feel confident but i didn't and as it turned out i needed new arches anyway so im glad the bb did it as they did it for free the second time


mike_1.2LS96

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 23:37

Well I haven't done it myself. yet


whitter45

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 23:34

if i was u i would get it done professionally but thats only my opinion


mike_1.2LS96

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 23:30

imho, you are better off trying it yourself. Start off on something small like the boot handle to practise. You'll save loads, and will get it done in a day.


whitter45

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 23:00

make sure they are not coated in black to black or other shite like that. made my arches porous so air got inbetween them when sparyed and so bubbles appeared under the paint. had to get new arches all round in the end. Only cost 29 for a set of four though-no problems when sprayed and they did it for free the second time


Sach

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 22:27

any 1 no good place in north london 2 get colour coded arches?
how much would a set of gsi arches cost from vauxhall parts place?


Neshol

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 22:24

100 perhaps? Prices vary, you get what you pay for, try get recommendations from other ppl about a particular place as i've heard bad stories.


Sach

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 20:31

how much dose a body shop charge 4 it??


Sach

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 20:30

lol


mike_1.2LS96

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 20:27

Only 1. Take them off the car first :D


Sach

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 20:26

how much dose a body shop charge?


Sach

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 20:22

ok thanks
any more idea


mike_1.2LS96

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 18:40

1. Wash in soapy water
2. Sand to a smoothish finish
3. Wash again
4. Dry Them
5. Apply several coats of primer and allow to dry 4-6hours in a hot room
6. Spray several coats of pearl. spray paint (or metalic if your car is metalic) and allow to dry for several hours
7. Apply lacquer, two coats allow to dry for a few hours.

You can sand down between 5,6,7 but will need more time to let them completely set.


Bonus

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 18:32

quote:
Originally posted by Sach
whats the best way 2 Colour coded arches on a corsa B?

many thanks

sachit


Best way is to pop down ure local body shop!

You cant buy them colour coded.

As antz says, you can do them ureself, but would take a long time and isnt going to get them best result.

Cheers:D


Sach

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 17:39

can i buy colour coded arches?


antz1

posted on 18th Nov 03 at 17:37

m8 if your doin them yourself be warned it takes fuckin ages 2 sand down trust me am doin mine at the mo


Sach

Icon depicting mood of post posted on 18th Nov 03 at 17:26

whats the best way 2 Colour coded arches on a corsa B?

many thanks

sachit