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Old 05-22-2005, 11:24 PM   #1
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:10 AM   #2
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thanks for the addition, a lot of people will find use for this.
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Old 05-23-2005, 09:35 PM   #3
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yeah i hope a few people use this cause it looks hella better painted
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i tried it, took hours and it looked like sh*t, ended up with a sore arm and still ended up having them painted.
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I'm about to do this. Is there anyone that's had luck with this or am I better off just getting the skirts and bumpers painted?

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im gonna look at mine today see if i wanna do it,
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defkon, you do yours first and post some pics and if it looks like ass I wont do it! hahah
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defkon, you do yours first and post some pics and if it looks like ass I wont do it! hahah


Dang! humn i dunno , will that blue stuff in the link really take ioff paint...
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he says its harsh stuff but just take some time and tape off the painted areas, shouldnt be too hard.
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he says its harsh stuff but just take some time and tape off the painted areas, shouldnt be too hard.
When i had to repaint the bumper on my Mercedes it took me like 30-35 mins to tape off everything, but i also had alot more to tape off. But it ended out looking really nice. If your gonna do it take ur time and do it right the first time
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Alternative is to use a polishing wheel

I read about using the degreaser and thought it would be time consuming, expensive and messy, so I never attempted to do it that way.

But my skirts were showing the body paint in sufficient areas where it looked like sh#@t. Understand that I don't consider my BMW pristeen, nor do I intend to throw a lot of time and money at a $6500 car with 96000 miles. So with my experience in "wheeling-out" my boat, I decided to try the same approach to the skirts and it worked very well. I used the same gritty compound (auto rub compound should work similarly) that I used on the gelcoat of the boat and was able to wheel off the grey overcoat within 10-15 minutes per side. The edges around the jack ports went down to white (primer or bare plastic?), but nothing a touch-up brush couldn't handle. One section-left side between the rear of the front wheelhouse and the A pillar (door bottom) doesn't look too good, but alot better than the old gray. The local auto paint supply store mixed-up Boston Gruen in a 12 oz. spray can and threw in a can of clear for $35. I will do the jack port covers, the one sh#@iity secton mentioned above and wheel well edges with spray and the worn-through edges around the jack ports with a touch-up brush-voila!

PS. No taping, no gloves and about 2 cents of color restorer compound and 3 cents of electricity. But you do have to have access to a polishing wheel and know how to use it or know someone who does.

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