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    Anyone know how much i'd expect to pay to have my side skirts and front/rear bumper trims painted?

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    I think it varies a lot. I'm would be looking to round up about £200 ish i think (maybe more). Unless i was over charged for some of the stuff i got sprayed

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    Do it yourself, this is how i did my engine cover.
    -Rub the skirts down a bit with an 800 grit wet/dry
    -Use a high build primer, let it dry(use heat) rub down, repeat until really smooth
    -Use a grey primer, add a few thin layers then rub down with 1200 wet/dry, let it dry and solidify over night in a warm environment
    -Paint with aerosol paint(you can get them in halfords), apply thin layers and dry under a heat lamp until completely covered then add one or two more for good measure.
    -Rub down with 2000grit wet/dry
    -Polish with something like t-cut but dont use t-cut, use something else.
    -Add a layer of clear, dry under heat lamp then wax it.

    Easy as, you can get it done in a day but i run out of time and left the primer to solidify overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danwells72 View Post
    Do it yourself, this is how i did my engine cover.
    -Rub the skirts down a bit with an 800 grit wet/dry
    -Use a high build primer, let it dry(use heat) rub down, repeat until really smooth
    -Use a grey primer, add a few thin layers then rub down with 1200 wet/dry, let it dry and solidify over night in a warm environment
    -Paint with aerosol paint(you can get them in halfords), apply thin layers and dry under a heat lamp until completely covered then add one or two more for good measure.
    -Rub down with 2000grit wet/dry
    -Polish with something like t-cut but dont use t-cut, use something else.
    -Add a layer of clear, dry under heat lamp then wax it.

    Easy as, you can get it done in a day but i run out of time and left the primer to solidify overnight.
    I'd be tempted to try it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkiQon View Post
    I'd be tempted to try it
    Go for it, even if you make a right mess of it then a pro will sort it for you. The stuff will cost you about £50 to do all the skirts. look on ebay for the high build primer, grey primer and clear then go to halfords for the colour and wet/dry paper. you may want to buy a few cans of high build as you will use that the most smoothing out the texture. id recommend 2 or 3, 1 or 2 gray primer, 2 colour and 1 clear. you should be ok with 1 pack of each sandpaper as you get 3 sheets and you only need a small piece at a time. make sure the paper is wet and the paint/primer is dry before sanding. hth

    EDIT: If you get stuck you can always ask someone on here to help, id even be happy to help if you need.

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