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      07-24-2010, 12:22 PM   #23
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amazing DIY. great job. i'll have to try this myself
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      07-26-2010, 10:56 PM   #24
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amazing DIY. great job. i'll have to try this myself
Thanks alot, if you do it post pics. I want to see what some other people have done.
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      07-27-2010, 04:12 AM   #25
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Hmm... Looks good.
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How's the paint holding up so far?
Great, not a single chip. The best part is, if it does chip, I have a touch up brush and can of paint ready to fix it.
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Did you ever end up coating it with polyurethane? If so, what kind? I want to coat mine with some but don't know how the poly will work on a latex enamel.
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Did you ever end up coating it with polyurethane? If so, what kind? I want to coat mine with some but don't know how the poly will work on a latex enamel.
No i never did bc i never saw the need to the paint is holding up great and looks awesome.
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Just painted the trim today and looks great! Glad I did it. Used the exact same materials as listed and followed the instructions to the T. I'll post some pics up later (will look even better when i have my black grille in!). Thanks for the DIY
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Just painted the trim today and looks great! Glad I did it. Used the exact same materials as listed and followed the instructions to the T. I'll post some pics up later (will look even better when i have my black grille in!). Thanks for the DIY
Awesome cant wait to see the pics
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here are some pics of the finished product
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      08-03-2010, 10:33 AM   #33
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sorry for the quality...ill put up some better ones soon
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      08-03-2010, 11:57 AM   #34
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Has anyone tried this on a 4 door car yet?
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here are some pics of the finished product
Thats awesome to see that someone else has done it and it came out good, get some closer shots.
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currently working on mine, just got done with first coat. dripping like crazy. i hope i didnt get any on the car how did you guys manage to do it with out the paint dripping all over the damn place?
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justin, you probably have too much paint on your roller... try using (considerably) less on your next coat and see if you have the same problem. dripping wasn't an issue for me
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sorry guys. this is as good as its gonna get until i have more time...
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damn that looks really good I'm glad it turned out good. And I agree with them you must of had too much paint on the roller or went to fast when rolling on the paint.
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Random Bump, i'm doing this tomorrow. I'll post pictures when completed, especially close-ups.
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Random Bump, i'm doing this tomorrow. I'll post pictures when completed, especially close-ups.
Have you done it? curious to see what results someone else got.
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      08-21-2010, 03:37 AM   #42
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How has this held up for everyone?
Do we have any more closeups?
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