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Jun 14, 2:01pm - #21195 
Body Kit

I am planning to buy the wings west kit and i wanted to know around how much does it cost to paint that kit...i'm gonna install it myself so all i need to do is paint it...

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Jun 14, 2:04pm - #21196 
depends. i had my ground effects painted and put on for 1400.


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Jun 14, 8:44pm - #21197 
500+? I guess.


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Jun 15, 12:42pm - #21198 
you can get your kit painted directly from Wings West if i'm not mistaken???


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Jun 15, 7:11pm - #21199 
you can get it prepainted already?

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Jun 15, 7:18pm - #21200 
Originally Posted by AzNfLiP17oY
you can get it prepainted already?


i did not know this confused


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Jun 15, 7:29pm - #21201 
yea, ww has their own painting facility where they can use the factory paint code to paint the kit.
i saw it in one of the import magazines when they hooked up a kit on a civic, they showed how ww went through the painting process and then sent it out to be put on by the vehicle owner.
looked quite easy to install too.


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Jun 15, 8:36pm - #21202 
thats cool...do you know any websites where i can get it prepainted?

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Jun 16, 7:44am - #21203 
well you usually don't get your body kit painted by going to a website..

go to mapquest.com there is probably some car shops near you

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Jun 16, 7:59am - #21204 
the downfall to buying your body kit pre-painted is the simple fact that your cars color has a slight possibility that it wont match that of the pre painted color. Do you park your car outside? you might have fading. Do you drive in cold weather where they use salt on the road? you might have fading. Do you live in hot areas of the USA, like Florida and Texas? you might have fading. And how often do you wax your car? the new pieces might be a lot more shiny then your car.

...just a few things to think about when trying to save money by buying pre-painted parts.

When something just looks too good to be true - check out all the angles before diving in.

...If your car is within the first year, if you wash it about once a month, you keep it in the garage most of the time and you dont own a "carbon blue" colored celica - then I say GO FOR IT thumbsup


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Jun 16, 7:22pm - #21205 
thanks for the replies...my car is almost 2 years old and its always parked inside my garage so i hope the paint will match

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Jun 16, 8:27pm - #21206 
Like Isaac Said, you should make sure that your car paint hasn't faided much before you decide to order a painted body kit. A body shop can match the paint of your car by scanning your car. I watched my local body shop do it.


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