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Thread: To spray or not to spray

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    Got a set of plastic mudflappy things from Vauxhall for the Vec, but still cant decide wether to fit as they are or get them proffesionally painted

    If i leave them standard would they look nasty

    or if i paint how long will it last till they start getting chipped /damaged and again look nasty,
    but saying that it will make the car look lower colour coded.

    I realise they need to be painted with flexible additives in the paint although they are quite rigid but just cant decide, so lets have some opinions please.
    Car is silver lightning in colour

    Cheers

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    Ive got them on mine dude, I am going to get them colour coded and my car is silver to. They dont look out of place on a silver car unpainted but I think they would look better painted.

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    mate theres a pic on here somewhere of a kid who's car which just happens to be silver had mud guards fitted that were standard black they looked shocking, everyone commented on them and more or less agreed to paint them...or simply dont bother lol mine are still in shed waiting lol....

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    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=126128

    Thats pics with them not painted on my car. Will be getting them painted asap. Ive done some spraying before so tempted to do it myself. If it goes wrong at least they can be sanded back lol.
    At least I can take my time as they are not needed to drive the car.

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    look ok standard black actually. suppose it depends on the paint cost as there going to get hammered with ****

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    Yeah I think it would be a yearly task to get them re sprayed tbh. But hey most women have there face done daily lol.

    But is there a special paint or coating you can get to help though?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty84 View Post
    But hey most women have there face done daily

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    yep apparently you need to prime with plastic primer first, then it ideally needs a flexible additive in the lacquer, hence the high cost to paint

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    stupid guy in my local car wash,held the power wash on my colour coded mudflaps to long. striped some of the paint off ( not happy ) plastic primer /paint/2k lacquer.

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    dont colour code but to them black. black plastic paint will work and they wil look good without the hassle of colour coding . dont even need a gloss finish.

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