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    Ex-Staff Full Member John LE's Avatar
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    I'm away to fit my park pilot system to my vec and in the insrtuctions it shows a picture of a spray gun, an exclamation mark and a picture of a book/set of instuctions. Is there any special procedures required for painting park pilot?

    Im sure there is a thread with somone spraying park pilot sensors but i can't find it when i need it

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    I read somewhere about metallic paint causing false returns. ANyway, painted mine with star silver and lacquer and they work fine - and no sign of it coming off in general use or when cleaning. I didn't prep them in any way, as I normally would on plastic, again for fear of interfering with the 'beams'.

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    yep just be sure as to not paint them too heavily as they will not work !

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    Cheers lads, i have flame red so no worries with the metallic flake causing problems, would a coat of clear on the top cause problems? Have enough problems witht the rest of the car turning pink without the parking sensors doing it too

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    I gave mine a light rub with shotchbright for a key, three coats of paint one of lacquer hth .....

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    Spot on cheers,are the vx paints worth the money??

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    I bought mine at the local autospares shop. For such a small area I don't think it will notice too much hth ....

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    Halfords star silver was a pretty good match for me: http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showpo...7&postcount=21

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