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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 19th December 2007
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Hi Dan

I'll just add my 2 pence worth (and that's probably all its worth)

I would go for the all over paint job. If you leave a line then it will only really serve as a good start point for the paint to flake away.

As for the finish, you will get a much better key if you use a course abrasive on the bumper, but personally I wouldn't try to rub down the bumper itself to a smooth finish. That's far too much like hard work. As I said abrade the surface, then apply a good quality filler primer and flatten that back to get your desired finish. This maye take more than one application to get it right. Just a tip here, if you flatten it back, then lightly dust it over with a black paint and lightly sand again, you'll spot any uneven surfaces and blemishes.

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Hi Dan,

You are going about this modding the right way I feel, taking your time and thinking about the various options you have and working to a theme which to me is the best way to go about modding a car not just diving in and making a pigs ear of things then having to start over again.

We can only offer our personal opinion on what you wish to do, in the end it is your choice of what looks good to your tastes/eyes.

Most of us have modded/personalized/customized cars at one time or another to varying degrees of success.

Good luck with your Mods and keep us updated on your progress.

Any other ideas you have just ask away and I'm sure Members will be only to happy to offer an opinion/suggestion/tip if they can.

Happy modding Dan
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one more thing i want to consider before going for it, will the paint look too white compared to the rest of the car because the rest is over 10 yrs old. is there anythin you can do to make the paint look older some how????
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one more thing i want to consider before going for it, will the paint look too white compared to the rest of the car because the rest is over 10 yrs old. is there anythin you can do to make the paint look older some how????
If only there was....

The best way to tackle this would be to freshen-up the existing paint with some cutting compound, that way any differences will be minimal and masked by the panel joints & angles.

Plenty of preparation will pay dividends.


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