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#1 (permalink) Old 09-19-2004, 09:10 AM
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Decided to remove the grey from my sideskirts on my 95 325is. Ive read the the forums explaining the best way to clean that off, however wasnt sure where to purchase the Castrol Degreaser. Anyone know off hand? Thanks, KJC
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Decided to remove the grey from my sideskirts on my 95 325is. Ive read the the forums explaining the best way to clean that off, however wasnt sure where to purchase the Castrol Degreaser. Anyone know off hand? Thanks, KJC
Strauss AutoZone or most auto retailers. Becareful with that stuff. Also check to be sure you have paint under your entire grey and not some, or you'll have an ugly surprise waiting for you. you can do test spots in the lower areas and tiny areas in the upper parts.

I've also seen some DIY links where a guy is using brillo pads to scrub the grey off ( used not sure how of if that'll work).

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went to get that at pepboys last week
i was doing the same thing.. it looks so much better, but after you remove it, it dries back to grey, at that point put on some polish and wax to make it body colored


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went to get that at pepboys last week
i was doing the same thing.. it looks so much better, but after you remove it, it dries back to grey, at that point put on some polish and wax to make it body colored
I remembered this post. What would happen when the polish and wax dries up or wears off? Is it going back to grey?

I'm currently saving up $ to repaint my sides after what I went thru.
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if u can get luckey, u can actually find Pre-painted side skirts from an m3, or a sport package e36... they fit, but it takes some time to find them....

if it really makes u mad... then go to bavauto and get the m3 side skirts... they arn't too exspensive, then the painting it whats gunna cost the most!!

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I tried to remove the grey on my skirts, but it wouldn't come off. I guess they werent old enough, it looked like someone had just applyed it before i bought the car, so it was new and not fading and to tough. So in the end, i just painted over them myself, and if i say so myself it looks nothing other then professional , plus it only cost me like $20 for the paint and it was a perfect match. I bought the paint online.
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I tried to remove the grey on my skirts, but it wouldn't come off. I guess they werent old enough, it looked like someone had just applyed it before i bought the car, so it was new and not fading and to tough. So in the end, i just painted over them myself, and if i say so myself it looks nothing other then professional , plus it only cost me like $20 for the paint and it was a perfect match. I bought the paint online.
$20!? How'd you manage that?

I'm waiting to pay $600+ to have the shop paint over my skirt and bumpers.

Please share. What site did you get the paint? How did you prep? What did you use to finish it?

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Well first i got a car wash, a real good one, but i don't think thats neccesary, but just wash the skirts real good until you get all the dirt and grease off. Then, depending on how smooth they are initially, (mine were fine, i could see a little texture before, but afterward painting it looked smooth) you might want to sand it out. I don't think its neccessary, cause i didnt. Then just use the paint from this site, they will custom mix the color for you, and they do a VERY good job matching your code. Click Here for site. Also ur gonna need to buy some clear coat, i bought the most expensive one. If your only doing your skirts, u'll only need 1 can. ( I painted both my bumpers and my skirts with it.)

P.S when you paint them, make sure your cars completly dry, cause it sucks when you start painting and then water starts to drip. Also, u'll probably need like 4-5 coats, but just go until it looks good, and then some more. I would put up picks, but no Digital Camera, but it looks perfect, like it can with the car.
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they grey comes off easy you just have to let it soak on there for an hour or two. to hold the liquid on i used paper towels, and stuck them and resprayed when the felt like they were drying. As i was removing the grey sometimes i had to spray while i was scrubbing it off, and i used a detailing brush i think it was plastic bristled,it took two hours total. WEAR GLOVES!!!
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Well first i got a car wash, a real good one, but i don't think thats neccesary, but just wash the skirts real good until you get all the dirt and grease off. Then, depending on how smooth they are initially, (mine were fine, i could see a little texture before, but afterward painting it looked smooth) you might want to sand it out. I don't think its neccessary, cause i didnt. Then just use the paint from this site, they will custom mix the color for you, and they do a VERY good job matching your code. Click Here for site. Also ur gonna need to buy some clear coat, i bought the most expensive one. If your only doing your skirts, u'll only need 1 can. ( I painted both my bumpers and my skirts with it.)

P.S when you paint them, make sure your cars completly dry, cause it sucks when you start painting and then water starts to drip. Also, u'll probably need like 4-5 coats, but just go until it looks good, and then some more. I would put up picks, but no Digital Camera, but it looks perfect, like it can with the car.
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I'll actually try this one. It can't possibly go wrong.
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