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Jul 10, 11:39am - #26544 
painting light covers

I am thinking of getting headlight covers but they only come in white for the Celi. It is ABS plastic. Anyone have any ideas on the best way to paint plastic?

Primer/paint/clearcoat?


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Jul 10, 11:42am - #26545 
do you mean the eyelids? because I ordered mine and they should come in today or tomarrow and i'll let you know

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Jul 10, 12:14pm - #26546 
Originally Posted by lanceg33
I am thinking of getting headlight covers but they only come in white for the Celi. It is ABS plastic. Anyone have any ideas on the best way to paint plastic?

Primer/paint/clearcoat?


go to a body shop an do it right, I would not suggest a DIY on exterior body parts. It should cost around $100 to have the pros paint them.


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Jul 10, 12:16pm - #26547 
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Originally Posted by lanceg33
I am thinking of getting headlight covers but they only come in white for the Celi. It is ABS plastic. Anyone have any ideas on the best way to paint plastic?

Primer/paint/clearcoat?


go to a body shop an do it right, I would not suggest a DIY on exterior body parts. It should cost around $100 to have the pros paint them.


$100?!...crap...

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Jul 10, 12:20pm - #26548 
could even be less, the parts your talkin about are small. In fact PM RicePowered ask him what he paid to have his painted.

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Jul 10, 12:47pm - #26549 
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
could even be less, the parts your talkin about are small. In fact PM RicePowered ask him what he paid to have his painted.


Mine were TRD covers ... came pre-painted.

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Jul 10, 12:49pm - #26550 
Lucky SOB!!

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Jul 10, 1:32pm - #26551 
ugh!! mine didn't come in today...damnit

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Jul 10, 3:06pm - #26552 
Thanks, I was thinking a pro job was the way to go in terms of painting . . .

Hey, Ricepowered - where did you get your TRD eyelids and what did they set you back?


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Jul 10, 8:36pm - #26553 
Originally Posted by lanceg33
Thanks, I was thinking a pro job was the way to go in terms of painting . . .

Hey, Ricepowered - where did you get your TRD eyelids and what did they set you back?


I don't remember where I got them, I think in a Group Buy ... but the price was about 175

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