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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-11-2014, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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I was lucky enough to find a chevy cobalt SS front end, rear, and side skirts today but sadly non of the parts match my arrival metallic blue color. Has anyone here had any luck with painting any cars with a stock color? What methods did you use?
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I would take it to someone that's a pro. It won't be insanely expensicve. Or you can buy color matched paint and do it yourself.. if you're good with painting then go for it.. but like I said. I'd take it to a pro
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I contacted about 8 local body shops and all of them quoted me over $800 total for the job.

A little out of my budget.

I looked online and found I can get the paint in rattle can form, so I might consider that.

Any tips on removing the old paint?

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Careful with spray bombing a body kit, it often turns out terrible and TBH $800 to paint front, rear and side skirts is actually quite reasonable I'd save up and have it done properly seriously

Edit * didn't see you said OVER 800 still though if you have a compressor go out and get a semi cheap spray gun it'll look much better than a spray bomb and you're going to need LOTS of cans of paint, primer and prep materials so dont kid yourself, spray painting isn't always cheap


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Alright I will look into using a spray gun to do it, I do know a few people who have been in auto body work for years and see if their knowledge will be helpful.
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It is quite easy if you have the right technique. I buy my paints from Automotivetouchup. My local shops are crazy pricey! I am not sure if the SS parts are plastic/urethane. I am guessing they are. 1.Sand with 120-150 grit. 2.Clean with alcohol 3. Wipe with tack cloth. 4.Use a adhesive promoter. 5. Prime 6. Sand with 320-400. 7. Clean with alcohol 8. Wipe with tack cloth. 9.Spray color. 10. Wet sand with 1200. 11. alcohol and tack. 12.Apply second if desire and repeat step 10 and 11. 13.Buff with rubbing compound 14. polish. 15. Wax
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Great website! Much better prices than other websites i have been looking at
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-11-2014, 06:18 PM
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Try watching this. It came out great! Gotta love Mighty Car Mods.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHA0...6XFxq9Ga8W2J3A
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yeah I love MCM, and I'm not saying its impossible to get a good rattle can job, but its not easy either and if you goof a part up it'll cost more to get done properly after as the body shop has to fix/prep the mess you made before and SS bumpers w/ lip kits aren't exactly dime a dozen either lol

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Ya I would take it to a shop but if you wanna risk it paint it yourself. Im having all mine painted at a paint job. Now if I had like a 90s civic I would rattle can it all day hahaha
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