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donovan
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donovan Jan 20, 7:50pm - #379530 
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Body Kit Paintjob before install? Or after?

Should I get bodykit-paintjob before install or after?
Anyone? what do you think guys~? wave
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sickcelica696 Jan 20, 8:35pm - #379531 
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test fit and check the fitment before even thinking about installing. Then if you need to drive your car around, just get kit painted, but if you can afford to install it and then have them paint it, the colors will blend better and look more even.
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VSGTS14 Jan 20, 8:36pm - #379532 

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yea fit and drill the kit if needed before painting, so everything lines up and you don't mess the paint up.
then send it to be painted and just install it when it comes back.

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Veilside Jan 20, 9:00pm - #379533 
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sbocaj55 Jan 20, 9:43pm - #379534 

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yeah i'd test fit it and do all drilling and adjustments you need to do...get everything ready to go so that you can get it painted...and then put it on carefully...then you can just hold it up and screw/bolt it in.
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ChromeCelica00 Jan 20, 10:07pm - #379535 

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If you put the kit on first make sure you paint it right away...theres ricers in my town that drive around all the time with unpainted body kits it looks so retarded rice smile

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donovan Jan 20, 10:22pm - #379536 
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ic ic... hehe~I was gonna just take the new body kits to paintshop and install it by myself. So... After I test the fitment and drillng and stuff...and then Should I take B/K out from the car and do the paintjob?
Thanks for good info. thanks guys. rice
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celicadragon Jan 20, 11:01pm - #379537 

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paint after it is ready to bolt on

respect the gt-s
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celicat23 Jan 21, 11:19am - #379538 

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If you're having both your car and a kit sprayed, deliver the car to the shop without the kit mounted. If you mount the kit, they will have to remove it again before spraying it. That takes time, and costs you money.

And, yes, you should TEST mount it FIRST to see if it fits. And when whatever is needed to make it fit is done, remove the kit again. THEN take the car, and the kit, to the shop.
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v4shj16 Jan 22, 4:22am - #379539 

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OK soo i want to get a WIngs West kit, and Spoiler Depot offers it and an option to paint it. you can get all 4 pieces and have it come painted for around 900$. DOesnt seem to bad of a price to me. But you guys are saying that i should make sure the fitment is okay b4 i get it painted so that means i shouldnt get it painted by them?????? SAame thing with the spoiler
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celicat23 Jan 22, 4:27am - #379540 

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Originally Posted by v4shj16
OK soo i want to get a WIngs West kit, and Spoiler Depot offers it and an option to paint it. you can get all 4 pieces and have it come painted for around 900$. DOesnt seem to bad of a price to me. But you guys are saying that i should make sure the fitment is okay b4 i get it painted so that means i shouldnt get it painted by them?????? SAame thing with the spoiler


Correct. Don't get it painted. If you get it painted, what will you do if it doesn't fit?

And, another thing -- when having a kit painted, if you're not getting the car painted aswell, you should always leave the bodyshop with a part of your car to match the paint to, to avoid color differences. Something like your gas lid, a wing, or something easy to remove.
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narcolepsy123456 Jan 22, 4:23pm - #379541 

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test fit first, then paint off the car and install. trust me this will look better.
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v4shj16 Jan 22, 10:45pm - #379542 

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alrite cool, and i can prob install the ww kit my self it doesnt look that hard,
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donovan Jan 26, 9:11am - #379543 
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hmmm...
I 'll test it the fitment then take it out from the car, get paintjob~ hehehe
there's gonna be lot of work for me.. but well whatdahell... i dont care. it's gonna be fun. i can't wait to get my bodykits... tasty
thank you allllll`~~~~~~~ ^ ^
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