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    Want to spray the front trim on the bumper, but is it possible to do it myself and still get a decent finish? Read a lot about using flexi-primers due to the type of plastic and this means having to get a body shop to do it. There is a body shop close to me, but have been advised unless a certain sprayer does it the job will be crap.

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    Several members on here have done this with very good results. A bodyshop would use flexible primer, but TBH if you clip anything with the splitter the paint's going to crack anyway.

    Get some plastic primer from halfords, a few rattle cans from Vx - about £7 or £8 for a twin pack of colour/lacquer and do it yerself

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    Cheers Paul will be doing this very soon then.

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    It's not the trim, but I did these with Halfords plastic primer, VX spray tins and laquer


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    Cheers Steve looks easy enough

    Any advice on rubbing it down and applying the layers. Would I rub down then prime and repeat this twice, then when applying the paint do the same then just add lacquer and don't rub it down?????

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    I did mine with plastic primer from halfords then the VX spray. It came out ok but there is to much solvent in the vx tins so its hard to build up thickness in the paint to keep flatting back which is essential for a really good finish. Fortunately a kind bus driver decided to run into me and when I got it back from "just car clinic" they had done it professionally and this time the finish is spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1319 View Post
    Want to spray the front trim on the bumper, but is it possible to do it myself and still get a decent finish? Read a lot about using flexi-primers due to the type of plastic and this means having to get a body shop to do it. There is a body shop close to me, but have been advised unless a certain sprayer does it the job will be crap.
    I can recomend a brilliant body shop it's in Manchester though.
    Manchester car refurbishment centre,
    Cheviot street,
    Strangeways,
    Manchester .
    They do all kinds of stuff, best of all they look after your car.
    I had some paint work touched up and an Alloy refurb which was excellent. I have ordered a new skirt for the front of my Signum design, it comes in two parts at £19.50 each. They will spray it for £25, i can highly rate them.

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    Cheers for the recommendation, but too far away for me.

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