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Re: Has anyone considered painting the bumpers and trim to match the body color? (marcvip99)

Do a search of the XC90 forum. Search on things like "painted bumpers" or "painted body molding". Search message bodies and include the archives.<p>This was a hot topic a couple years ago - I recall a couple members had this done (and one dealer posted pictures of a car on their lot that had this done).
 

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Re: Has anyone considered painting the bumpers and trim to match the body color? (Thomas)

I did trim and door handles
 

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Re: Has anyone considered painting the bumpers and trim to match the body color? (COMark)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>COMark</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I did trim and door handles</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>How much did it run you?
 

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Re: Has anyone considered painting the bumpers and trim to match the body color? (Big D)

about $800 including new door trim pieces
 

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Re: Has anyone considered painting the bumpers and trim to match the body color? (Thomas)

We have done quite a few cars over the years.<p>To color key an entire XC90 runs @ $2500.
 

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Re: Has anyone considered painting the bumpers and trim to match the body color? (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">We have done quite a few cars over the years.<p>To color key an entire XC90 runs @ $2500.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>How do you paint the black trim pieces around the wheels and the bumpers? Do you have to sand them to make them smooth like regular body panels?
 

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Re: Has anyone considered painting the bumpers and trim to match the body color? (AccuView)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AccuView</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>How do you paint the black trim pieces around the wheels and the bumpers? Do you have to sand them to make them smooth like regular body panels?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup. Everything gets sanded down and painted. When we are done, it looks just like factory.<br>The V8's are cheaper and easier to do since the door handles and door moldings are already done.<br>The door moldings always get replaced on the 5 cyl since they don't survive the removal process.
 

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Re: Has anyone considered painting the bumpers and trim to match the body color? (VolvoMax)

much as I hate the black plastic - I think i'd spend $2.5K on a set of 19" Heicos first. Of course we have a dark car so the moldings don't stand out as much...
 

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Re: Has anyone considered painting the bumpers and trim to match the body color? (Thomas)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Thomas</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">much as I hate the black plastic - I think i'd spend $2.5K on a set of 19" Heicos first. Of course we have a dark car so the moldings don't stand out as much...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>For the same reasons, I was deciding between black pearl and titanium grey and found titanium grey to be a closer match to the plastic trim. Although it would have been nice to get the 2007 changes with more body colored plastic and aluminum rails for the V8.
 

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Re: Has anyone considered painting the bumpers and trim to match the body color? (AccuView)

We did a Pearl White V8. It looks awesome. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>It is a friggin shame that we have to correct Volvo's styling deficiences though. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Has anyone considered painting the bumpers and trim to match the body color? (Thomas)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Thomas</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">much as I hate the black plastic - I think i'd spend $2.5K on a set of 19" Heicos first. Of course we have a dark car so the moldings don't stand out as much...</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thomas...<p>Prepare to receive subliminal message....<p>(Insert spooky voice)<br>Get Volutions, get Volutions... <p>Tim <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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Re: Has anyone considered painting the bumpers and trim to match the body color? (t6tim)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>t6tim</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Get Volutions, get Volutions... <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>hehehe - i have the pictures of your car saved on my computer as inspiration (since mine would basically look just like yours)!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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