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had sxi
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   16th May 03 at 08:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have got a silver corsa C and i want all the black plastic bits colour coded, i took it to vauxhall and asked them if they would do it and they said that it was not possibvle to get the paint to stick to the plastic and that the finish looks shit!!! i find this quite hard to believe when i have seen loads of corsa C's which are colour coded!!!

if any one has a colour coded corsa C please could u post some pics so i can see what the finish looks like please? can u still c the pattern of the plastic under the paint once it has been sprayed?

one more thing how much should i be looking at to get all the black plastic colour coded???


cheers for any info

had
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16th May 03 at 09:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

spraying plastic only = cheap crappy way of colour coding, this will also peel later on in life.

the best way to do this is to smooth down everythig first (Sand it down) then spray it with the paint + this other chemical which helps it stick to plastic.
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16th May 03 at 09:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Here are some pics of mine the top of the bumper is the original plastic, so are the sideskirts and top of the arch's.

to get this finish involves sanding and smoothing then spraying.










[Edited on 16-05-2003 by J 11ESY]
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get some black rear lights you slapper.
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quote:
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get some black rear lights you slapper.


I'll slap you in a min I will be ordering off of Red-SXI soon as i'm paid as he got me a good price

[Edited on 16-05-2003 by J 11ESY]
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how much did it cost to colour code ur car J 11sey? it looks well nice and thats the finish that im looking for on mine! how long did it take and where abouts did u get it done???

cheers for any info

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Cromhall Refinishing did the spraying they charged 475 inc VAT to prep and spray all the plastic arch's, side skirts, front bumper, back bumper and boot lock.

I took all that I wanted spraying off the car, they did the business then I fitted it back on agiain
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ah right so u still had ur car while they were spraying it? it looks really good! but i aint got that much money to spend on colour coding! can u get it done any cheaper than that?

does it look shit if u dont smooth it all down ??

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Yep it will flake off if it isn't done properly there is a tutorial here - http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=41365

If you wanna try yourself due to the cost.

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j11esy how hard was the sideskirts and arches to remove?
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j11esy how hard was the sideskirts and arches to remove?


Easier then I thought, I unbolted the arch's by just running my hand along the inside feeling for where the bolts were and then unclipped them, once the front were off the back ones have a little plastic dowl holding them to the skirts, took that out and removed them.

Oncae the arch's were off I looked under the skirts and they were clipped to the body work. Just put a flat head screw driver through the holes provided and unclipped them, then slide them off

Job done
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quote:
Originally posted by had sxi
ah right so u still had ur car while they were spraying it? it looks really good! but i aint got that much money to spend on colour coding! can u get it done any cheaper than that?

does it look shit if u dont smooth it all down ??

cheers


I didnt sand mine down smooth.

The guy that done mine just gave it a light rub to 'Key' The paint in then used high build primer and palstic primer, then use sum sorat chemical that seals the paint. then he put on a couple of top coats in flame red. minted
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Can you still legally drive the car with no bumpers on?
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Can you still legally drive the car with no bumpers on?
had sxi
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glasgow_corsa_c

have u got any close up pics that u could post so i could see what the standard if the finish is please??

also how much did that cost to get the whole car colour coded??

cheers
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quote:
Originally posted by had sxi
glasgow_corsa_c

have u got any close up pics that u could post so i could see what the standard if the finish is please??

also how much did that cost to get the whole car colour coded??

cheers



dont have any close up pics, but it cost me 200 quid to get full bumpers, arches, m3 mirrors, handles,skirts,reiger spoiler, reiger diffuser and roof spoiler painted...

was thru one of my dads mates that works in a bodyshop as a paitner.
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J 11ESY your rear looks nice man!!!!

 
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