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To those with body kits! #152657 Apr 12, 3:24pm Apr 12, 3:24pm
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To those with body kits!
Does your body kit paint match with the rest of the car 100%. The reason why I'm askin is because a friend of mines told me that it will not match with the factory paint fully and I'm better off painting the whole car if I wanted it to look clean. Is this true or not?


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Re: To those with body kits! #152658 Apr 12, 3:26pm Apr 12, 3:26pm
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mine does...

a good bodyshop knows how to match paint thumbsup


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Re: To those with body kits! #152659 Apr 12, 3:30pm Apr 12, 3:30pm
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Wish I knew a a good bodyshop around here in rhode island. The last time I had my back fender panel painted, it didn't match. Darker than usual (very annoying). angry


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Re: To those with body kits! #152660 Apr 12, 3:45pm Apr 12, 3:45pm
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Originally Posted by 401Celica
Wish I knew a a good bodyshop around here in rhode island. The last time I had my back fender panel painted, it didn't match. Darker than usual (very annoying). angry


well how about this...

first time i had mine done, it was 1800 for VS sides and rear, with blitz front painted...

the blitz front wasn't painted very well, didn't sand good..

the sides were ok, they aren't very shiny though and the paint actually chipped off in the wheel well area, not from rocks...same with the rear...

and the rear is kinda shitty when the car is clean, you can see the scratches under/in the paint...idk from what...

then i had the VS2 front done somewhere else and it was good cool

but now, with the damage done to the front and rear, and sides...i need things repainted for 1000 fucking dollars...

and the front alone done was 550...

so talk about money...and painting... frown


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Re: To those with body kits! #152661 Apr 12, 3:50pm Apr 12, 3:50pm
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I have a full blitz kit with molded sides.Counting the price of the kit i have 3 grand in my kit.I had to have it installed and painted a second time.If its any kind of a good body shop they will blend the bumpers into the fenders and the side skirts into the door and stuff like that...

Re: To those with body kits! #152662 Apr 12, 6:13pm Apr 12, 6:13pm
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mine does


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Re: To those with body kits! #152663 Apr 13, 5:54am Apr 13, 5:54am
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I got my whole car painted and clearcoated when i installed my body kit. Cost me 2500, would have been move cuase he spent like 40 plus hours just making it fit, but the guy was a friend of my dad and we go to him for all our body work.


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Re: To those with body kits! #152664 Apr 13, 6:04am Apr 13, 6:04am
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my body kit matched perfectly... thumbsup

My hoodscoop was off just a shade but i wet sanded and got it lookin good now tongue

Re: To those with body kits! #152665 Apr 13, 6:09am Apr 13, 6:09am
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my kit matches perfectly.

Re: To those with body kits! #152666 Apr 13, 6:22am Apr 13, 6:22am
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how much did your friend pay for that paint job that didnt match good?

Re: To those with body kits! #152667 Apr 13, 8:37am Apr 13, 8:37am
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Mine isnt its an off white but a horrible horrible body shop...

didnt fit it right, used zip ties to hold it in place and didnt brace the kit at all... angry angry angry angry


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Re: To those with body kits! #152668 Apr 13, 8:44am Apr 13, 8:44am
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my friend had to go to a body shop twice
once for someone keying his car
and the other from being in an accident
both times the bodyshop had to remove a lot of panels
these guys matched a factory paint job 100 percent
i am going there to paint my bodykit, nuff said thumbsup


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Re: To those with body kits! #152669 Apr 13, 10:33am Apr 13, 10:33am
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Mine matches... but I have the TRD kit so... tongue


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Re: To those with body kits! [Re: VSGTS14] #152670 Apr 13, 2:05pm Apr 13, 2:05pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
mine does...

a good bodyshop knows how to match paint thumbsup


Mine matches perfectly too; another thing the bodyshop can do is blend the new paint onto the old so that if there is any slight variation, it will be much less noticeable.


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Re: To those with body kits! [Re: 401Celica] #152671 Apr 13, 3:05pm Apr 13, 3:05pm
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my car is in all primer right now tongue but when i had my kit painted it did not match the factory paint and i will never go back to where i had it done. i am having my whole car painted, along with other stuff, but it will match now rofl

Re: To those with body kits! [Re: 401Celica] #152672 Apr 13, 3:35pm Apr 13, 3:35pm
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good bodyshop will = good paint matching.

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