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    Gday guys just a quick question iv seen a few ralliart colts getting around with their guards been painted.. looks heaps good what's the deal with that if I wanted to go ahead and do it? IS it still the same guards just been painted over ?

  • #2
    Are you thinking of colour coding or painting black? I personally like it better not colour coded. Yes they would be the same guards just painted over.

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    • #3
      Correct same guards.

      Not a cheap job and if they are old all the oil in the may have issues with paint sticking to them

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      • #4
        Oh I was thinking it wouldn't of been cheap but sure does look good same colour of the car because my car guards have faded a fair bit.. any cheaper options to make them at least look how they did new ?

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        • #5
          Some people use forever black bumper restorer. I use Mother's Naturally Black, its a white colored cream/gel so it doesnt 'stain' the plastic like the forever black does. Worked really well for me and lasted ages. Really up to u what to choose but thats the 2 best/cheapest options.

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          • #6
            Try the product 'forever black' ive applied a few years back and its still looking good.

            http://www.rcolt.com/forum/motor-sec...lastic-revival

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            • #7
              Well I have done the guards, bumpers and skirts in gloss black by myself...it was hard work lol
              but it was well worth it thou looks hell lot better

              Basically the few typical steps for all normal spray painting:
              1: take them off your car
              2. Sand the texture smooth and then mask
              3. plastic adhersion promoter then plastic prime them
              4. Spray base coat then clear
              5. buff and polish
              6. put them back onto the car

              edit:
              BTW I tried Forever Black
              It was good for a while then I guess I didn't apply them properly or my guards were just too faded
              They went poo so I decided to spray paint them black

              I think I've used:
              2 x 4L thinner
              2L of acrylic gloss black paint
              1L of acrylic clear paint
              3 cans of plastic primer
              1 can of plastic adhersion promoter
              1 cheap electric air spray gun from Bunnings
              1 10" polisher from Bunnings
              1 can of cutter compound
              Last edited by Kel; 04-12-2013, 10:08 PM.

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              • JibrielE
                JibrielE commented
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                Cheers bro for that much appreciated.. car looks awsome as well

            • #8
              Yeh try forever black, im going to use tthat next. Ive been using mequiars gold class trim detailer its good but only lasts about a month before fading

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              • JibrielE
                JibrielE commented
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                Cheers guys for the help I'll sus out the forever black and give it a shot
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