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Re: Styling

Hi Fred, and welcome.

I've moved your thread to a section whereby you should get more relevant answers.

Most of the products you'll have tried only give a temporary effect (as you correctly mention), and spraying a textured surface with the body colour doesn't always give the correct coloured 'appearance', due to the way light reflects of a non-smooth surface.

Have you tried masking off the trim (or removing it) and spraying it satin black? The surface needs to be completely clear of any contaminant, so a wipe down with thinners would do, then a few light coats of Matt black primer, followed by a couple of Satin black - and that should do the trick. A heatgun or hairdrier would help to give a nice finish - but don't heat the plastic too much.

Always try to spray under cover, as any moisture/dust will ruin the finish - but, by taking your time, and having solid preparation - you should obtain a finish you'll be proud of.



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