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Mar 21, 12:33am - #10085 
my body kit REpainted

ok i got my car back from the shop today. for those that dont know, i took it there because the paint job was off a few shades. they repainted it for me (for free) and i promised pictures after it was done so here they are. i guess these are before and after pics. the new paintjob still isnt 100% accurate but trust me, its a LOT better than the last job. im very happy with it!

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Mar 21, 12:42am - #10086 
looks good! thumbsup


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Mar 21, 10:45am - #10087 
LOOKS HOT thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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Mar 22, 1:29am - #10088 
This looks a lot better ! I'm glad to hear everything worked out for you , and for free thumbsup

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Mar 21, 2:50pm - #10089 
very nice grin i can't believe they did it that bad the first time tho


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Mar 21, 4:13pm - #10090 
much better. thats rad they did it for free. you must be stoked. thumbsup thumbs up for you.


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Mar 22, 12:43am - #10091 
well the first time he was pretty much going blind. he had the color code off my door but when you type that in or whatever, like 4 silvers come up. so he just picked one at random the first time i guess. and he didnt have anything to compare it to. the gas cap is rivited in and everything. but yeah it looks good now! im glad everything worked out too


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Mar 22, 7:52am - #10092 
sweet... yea, looks a helluva lot better, that paint was just WAYYY off before


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Mar 22, 12:10pm - #10093 
Is it really that hard to paint match?

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Mar 22, 3:41pm - #10094 
for light colors yeah. especially light colors with a lot of metalic. some reds are hard to match, si blue is kinda hard. guy was trying to explain it to me.


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Mar 22, 5:36pm - #10095 
plus exposure to sun can slighty change the original color

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Mar 22, 7:26pm - #10096 
shocked wow that looks soooo much better now...and you said that, that is a replica...looks good thumbsup


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Mar 22, 10:49pm - #10097 
Looks nice.

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Mar 22, 11:59pm - #10098 
thanks guys, im glad everyone likes it. however my dad hates it. he says the shop did a crappy job installing it but everyone else seems to like it. he saw how the sideskirts dont fit 100% and started bitching. he thinks you can heat up the fiberglass and have it mold to the shape of the car. he doesnt know what hes talking about. he hates when i do ANY mods to it. you should of heard him when i mentioned dropping it smile but once again, thanks for all the props. this is my first car and first body kit and everything. ive been pretty happy with it so far. got a show tomorrow. im gonna enter, even tho i dont have much, i think itl be fun to see how i get judged. maybe ill get sponsered haha rofl

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Mar 23, 12:09am - #10099 
Looks nice and clean thumbsup .

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Mar 23, 2:38am - #10100 
two thumbs up dude! thumbsup thumbsup , CLEAN! cheers


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Mar 23, 10:04pm - #10101 
great job..how much did you pay for paint/installation/labor?

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Mar 23, 10:11pm - #10102 
I was curious you said he took the paint code off your door but assuming you had the car for a while the paint code wouldn't be accurate do to the fading of your paint. I went to a shop and he said he would scan my car to get the exact color match.


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Mar 24, 9:07am - #10103 
Quote:
Originally posted by dondiemand:
great job..how much did you pay for paint/installation/labor?
body kit: $600
paint:    $450
install:  $100
total:    $1150

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Mar 24, 9:12am - #10104 
Quote:
Originally posted by Celicatastrophe:
I was curious you said he took the paint code off your door but assuming you had the car for a while the paint code wouldn't be accurate do to the fading of your paint. I went to a shop and he said he would scan my car to get the exact color match.
ive had the car for about 8 months now. so yeah i guess the paint could fade. ive never heard of scanning a car tho. he did a good job matching it tho.

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