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Old 03-28-2004, 03:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The color of my car is burgandy metallic, it has color matching M3 mirrors and im gonna put M-tech molding kit on, should I paint to match color or leave them black? its a 92 so it has that ugly gray color on bumper and sideskirts, but thats going to be painted to match......what should I do? Paint or dont paint??!!! HELP!!

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Old 03-28-2004, 08:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd paint.. I am doing the same thing with the mouldings, and I am going to paint them to match the car as well.
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Aren't the molding a bit gritty/rough? Do you have to sand down the plastic or something to make it more smooth like the car. if so how do one do that?
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definitely paint it, bmw's look really nice when all the moulding and everything is the same color as the car
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i actually like the contrast, but painting them looks good too.
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i actually like the contrast, but painting them looks good too.
yeah i agree im getting my car painted and leaving the molding black, i think the black on red looks good! just my thoughts though!

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So do you have to sand down the molding before painting them? or you can just leave it the way it is and paint them?
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I would always sand down anything you are about to paint, even if it is with 1200 or higher, just to get a surface for the primer and paint to adhere to.
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So do you have to sand down the molding before painting them? or you can just leave it the way it is and paint them?
When I got mine painted they sanded them down and teated them with something so the paint wouldnt crack and chip off.
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it's an adhesive they spray on the plastic parts. They do this a lot to the front and rear bumpers and side skirts as well.
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Do you know what this spray is called?
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