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Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow #19343 May 30, 9:12am May 30, 9:12am
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Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow
Yup I've been driven around for two weeks with an unpainted full Kaminari kit on (Havent wash it for two weeks either looks nasty).

Hopefully I'll be all one color on monday.


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Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: CID498] #19344 May 30, 10:18am May 30, 10:18am
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good. now you wont be driving around like a gay civic.


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Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: dontmesswithkram] #19345 May 30, 2:06pm May 30, 2:06pm
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good. now you wont be driving around like a gay civic.


Oh c'mon now it doesn't look that bad, My car doesn't say honda on it anywhere.


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Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: CID498] #19346 May 30, 5:05pm May 30, 5:05pm
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You gotta admit that driving around with an unpainted body kit is a tad bit ghetto.. but congrats on getting yours painted cheers

Kaminari is definitely the best kit, IMO thumbsup


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Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: Evan] #19347 May 30, 11:19pm May 30, 11:19pm
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i hate ppl that have an unpainted kit, or when they spray paint the kit

Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: celicapimp02] #19348 May 30, 11:34pm May 30, 11:34pm
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congrats, i really like the kam kit grin thumbsup cheers


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Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: celicapimp02] #19349 May 31, 12:45pm May 31, 12:45pm
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i found out that the reason for driving with an unpainted kit is to let the kit settle in to place and work out the stress fractures that may occur. if you paint it with out doing this you may end up cracking your paint and then shell out more cash.

Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: megamanx] #19350 May 31, 3:10pm May 31, 3:10pm
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i found out that the reason for driving with an unpainted kit is to let the kit settle in to place and work out the stress fractures that may occur. if you paint it with out doing this you may end up cracking your paint and then shell out more cash.


That makes sense. I always have wondered why you wouldn't paint the kit and THEN install it. Good info thumbsup


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Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: Evan] #19351 May 31, 3:24pm May 31, 3:24pm
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Buy polyurethane kits and you won't have that problem.


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Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: megamanx] #19352 May 31, 7:11pm May 31, 7:11pm
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i found out that the reason for driving with an unpainted kit is to let the kit settle in to place and work out the stress fractures that may occur. if you paint it with out doing this you may end up cracking your paint and then shell out more cash.


but then you have to worry about deep cleaning that kit to get out all the mud and little pebles stuck inside all of the unprepped pin-holes...

and ontop of that, since again you are dealing with unprepped fiberglass, it will soak up whatever crap it can... and will easily get stained. When the time comes to paint & prep it - you are left with having to sand-blast it to get a nice surface ready for primer and then paint & gelcoat.

if I was a bodyshop and you brought in a body kit to me that had been unpainted but installed onto a car who've driven around with it and now its all filthy, I wouldnt touch it - because I couldn't garentee that the final result would be of the best quality

thats my take on things... shoot me down if you believe me to be wrong spineyes


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Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: isaac] #19353 May 31, 11:48pm May 31, 11:48pm
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if I was a bodyshop and you brought in a body kit to me that had been unpainted but installed onto a car who've driven around with it and now its all filthy, I wouldnt touch it - because I couldn't garentee that the final result would be of the best quality


so how else could you go about it? (Besides polyurethane)


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Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: Evan] #19354 Jun 1, 1:17am Jun 1, 1:17am
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go about what? Just bring your body kit into the shop - they will test-fit it onto your car and make all the nesasary modifications and then paint it.

I've NEVER heard of installing a body kit so that it will "settle"... either it fits or it doesnt fit (and you make the modifications to it so that it will fit).

once the fiberglass body kit is securely installed to your car, what parts are going to change shape on you?

Look at it this way - you are only painting HALF of the bodykit... the visable outside half grin


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Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: isaac] #19355 Jun 1, 1:46am Jun 1, 1:46am
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post pics buddy! thumbsup


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Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: Street Prototype] #19356 Jun 1, 2:27am Jun 1, 2:27am
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yeah - post some pics thumbsup

White kaminari looks so awesome... but I've only ever seen 1 - you're gunna make everyone regret thier "alternative color" choices rofl

I say tongue to everyone and thumbsupto you


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Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: isaac] #19357 Jun 1, 12:51pm Jun 1, 12:51pm
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i found out that the reason for driving with an unpainted kit is to let the kit settle in to place and work out the stress fractures that may occur. if you paint it with out doing this you may end up cracking your paint and then shell out more cash.


but then you have to worry about deep cleaning that kit to get out all the mud and little pebles stuck inside all of the unprepped pin-holes...

and ontop of that, since again you are dealing with unprepped fiberglass, it will soak up whatever crap it can... and will easily get stained. When the time comes to paint & prep it - you are left with having to sand-blast it to get a nice surface ready for primer and then paint & gelcoat.

if I was a bodyshop and you brought in a body kit to me that had been unpainted but installed onto a car who've driven around with it and now its all filthy, I wouldnt touch it - because I couldn't garentee that the final result would be of the best quality

thats my take on things... shoot me down if you believe me to be wrong spineyes



I was just talking to a local shop in my town that installed kits and that is what they told me. I have no previous experience in installing kits so it seemed to make sence to me, i guess its my bad for being gullible. i havent had them install my kit cause they said it would be around $1300 to do everything. rolleyes oh well no harm no foul




Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: megamanx] #19358 Jun 1, 10:35pm Jun 1, 10:35pm
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Well its all white again and it looks perty bitchin too! As for drivin it for 2 weeks unpainted I only drove to work and back 15 minutes each way on the side streets or drove my "76 celi I could have had it painted a week ago but I had to go auto crossin and it woulda been stupid to race with fresh paint. Ill get some pics up soon.


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Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: CID498] #19359 Jun 1, 11:34pm Jun 1, 11:34pm
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show us pics Ron

Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: CID498] #19360 Jun 1, 11:34pm Jun 1, 11:34pm
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now when we go autoxin, you should put some tape on the bottom portion of your front bumper like those guys so that the cones you hit wont scuff up your purty bumper wink

Re: Woo Hoo! Get my body kit painted tomorrow [Re: Steven] #19361 Jun 2, 7:23am Jun 2, 7:23am
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Pics! Pics! Pics! deal


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