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Sach
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   18th Nov 03 at 17:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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

many thanks

sachit
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m8 if your doin them yourself be warned it takes fuckin ages 2 sand down trust me am doin mine at the mo
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can i buy colour coded arches?
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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
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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.
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ok thanks
any more idea
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how much dose a body shop charge?
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Only 1. Take them off the car first
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lol
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how much dose a body shop charge 4 it??
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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.
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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?
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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
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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.
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if i was u i would get it done professionally but thats only my opinion
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Well I haven't done it myself. yet
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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
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Wing mirrors first
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i need mine doing too mate

 
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