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painting light covers #26544 Jul 10, 11:39am Jul 10, 11:39am
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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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Re: painting light covers [Re: lanceg33] #26545 Jul 10, 11:42am Jul 10, 11:42am
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do you mean the eyelids? because I ordered mine and they should come in today or tomarrow and i'll let you know

Re: painting light covers [Re: lanceg33] #26546 Jul 10, 12:14pm Jul 10, 12:14pm
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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.


Re: painting light covers [Re: Gen7fan] #26547 Jul 10, 12:16pm Jul 10, 12:16pm
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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...

Re: painting light covers [Re: lanceg33] #26548 Jul 10, 12:20pm Jul 10, 12:20pm
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could even be less, the parts your talkin about are small. In fact PM RicePowered ask him what he paid to have his painted.

Re: painting light covers [Re: Gen7fan] #26549 Jul 10, 12:47pm Jul 10, 12:47pm
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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.

Re: painting light covers [Re: lanceg33] #26550 Jul 10, 12:49pm Jul 10, 12:49pm
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Lucky SOB!!

Re: painting light covers [Re: Gen7fan] #26551 Jul 10, 1:32pm Jul 10, 1:32pm
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ugh!! mine didn't come in today...damnit

Re: painting light covers [Re: lanceg33] #26552 Jul 10, 3:06pm Jul 10, 3:06pm
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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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Re: painting light covers [Re: lanceg33] #26553 Jul 10, 8:36pm Jul 10, 8:36pm
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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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