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    thinking of pulling my skirty black bits off and spraying them silver to match, what process should i follow and products should i use.
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    I'm currently doing this, you need to start by partly removing the rubber seal around the doors, and removing the pins, holding the skirts on, i can dig an ebay link to these, if you break any, you then need to slide the skirt forward off the mounts, front, middle and rear, be careful not to break these as vx havent a clue about what i'm talking about.
    prep; give them the once over with some washing up liquid, then degrease, with panel wipe or similar. and a lint free cloth. allow to dry.
    blow them with a couple of coats of primer, then a few more, flatten with 1200 w&d (wet) paper, every few coats, as the skirts by design have a very simple dimple covering them.<<<
    more panel wipe!!!
    you can access almost every colour of paint in aerosol format from most car paint suppliers, check www.yell.com for your local, they'll need your paint code, and possibly a shade code for a perfect match, on your vin plate.
    panel wipe.
    spray in short even burts side to side, very lightly as celly runs like mad, i would recommend 4-5 coats, if you get the runs< then flatten with 1500-2000 wet and dry, wet.
    then panel wipe before applying more coats, remember lightly and evenly, and try to do it at room temperature.
    allow to dry.
    clear coat (laquer) buy it from the paint suppliers when you buy your base coat, i havent found anything in a motor factors shop worth using, or that doesnt react with the base coat, unless you want a wrinkled effect.
    again, 4-5 coats of this too, maybe even 6-7 if you're patient and like watching paint dry. becareful of the runs, like the base coat light and even.
    ps 2 cans of base coat, are enough to do the skirts and lips, front and rear)

    hope that helps buddy, good luck,
    mick

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    and get some pics up when your done

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    nice one Mick, hope they turn out good, look forward to the pics

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