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Old 09-06-2004, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I was doing the grey side skirt removal today and behold...there is nothing from the grey protectant to the metal frame?!?!?! Now this is only on the bottom of the skirt.. the rest of it was fine, but after you removed the grey from the bottom half of the skirt, it was a metallic color. WTF!?!!? So now my car looks like dog shit and I've gotta buy a whole new body kit or have it professional fixed which will be more expensive then buying a new kit and having it painted...

anyone else experience this problem?
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you probably rubbed too hard and took off the paint too.
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also, please avoid profanity, especially in titles, outside the lounge.
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Just go buy you a pint of paint and a detail gun (if you have a compressor of course). Painting that little bit is easy. Sand between coats with 600 and between clear coats with 1000 or so then finish with rubbing compoud. Will save you a bunch and you will be happy because you did it yourself. Maybe even an airbrush would work if you dont have a compressor. I touched a bondo spot on mine with an airbrush, touchup paint, and laquer and it looks great.
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Sorry El Presidente.. I was having a moment of rage at myself lol...

And yeah, how hard is it to paint stuff? Like an idiot could probably do it and do it well right?

Also how hard is to to paint the front and read bumpers by myself? Like I know it's plastic, but what procedures do I have to take to do it right?

Also I can not find my paint code to order paint from that one place... is it in my vin? or where is it?!?
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jet black is 668

you can get it from paintscratch.com
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Old 09-06-2004, 11:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah I found my code... but how much do you think I would need to paint my skirts and bumpers and possibly some touch up on some other places...

Also how do you paint your skirts and bumpers? is there a procedure to painting the plastic on the bumpers?
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ouch...did u read this thread?

http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/topic20875.html

i jus removed my grey skirts this weekend and painted my bumpers...
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you need to ad a flex agent painting the bumpers.
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me? well yes normally you would need a flex agent but im gettin a prof paint job in a month or 2 so ill be ok till then
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Well I just spent 250 bucks on all the stuff for painting my side skirts the right way and bumpers... I got everything including some adhesive stuff which is required for painting plastic. then I got some hardening stuff. I basically got everything now except the gun...
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jrhaile ... i know this is off-topic ... but where'd you get the rims displayed in your sig?
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So I was doing the grey side skirt removal today and behold...there is nothing from the grey protectant to the metal frame?!?!?! Now this is only on the bottom of the skirt.. the rest of it was fine, but after you removed the grey from the bottom half of the skirt, it was a metallic color. WTF!?!!? So now my car looks like dog shit and I've gotta buy a whole new body kit or have it professional fixed which will be more expensive then buying a new kit and having it painted...

anyone else experience this problem?
Dude,
I started my sideskirts today and the same thing began to happen to me!
The top of the skirt, right under the doors, were painted the same as the car under the grey but the bottom of the skirt on the driver's side towards the front was just unpainted rusty metal under the grey!!!!
I stopped immediately!!!
I've been keeping up with all the techniques for re-doing skirts the DIY way.
But you guys are way too abstract for me.
How much should I be looking to spend to repaint them at the shop?
Also can you just repaint over the grey? or do you have to remove the grey?

Argh....I feel so stupid for trying to remove the grey with that Castrol junk!
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is there a way to reapply the gray crap? what is it?
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