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Hey guys. I previously bought a white S60 2.4t, and im loving it. This forum makes me love it even more <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif">. however, i wanted to piant all that black trim one color and make my car solid white. but im afraid of them messing it up or doing something wrong and screwing up my whole car. my freind did his on a passat, and they sanded it and pianted a thick coat so it looks good. But im concerned about them matchign it, and about the way they will remove the trim and put it back on. IF anyone has experience with this stuff, or has done it please reply, or send me a pic of ur car. <BR>Thank You
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WiseGuyVolvoS60:<BR><B>Hey guys. I previously bought a white S60 2.4t, and im loving it. This forum makes me love it even more <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif">. however, i wanted to piant all that black trim one color and make my car solid white. but im afraid of them messing it up or doing something wrong and screwing up my whole car. my freind did his on a passat, and they sanded it and pianted a thick coat so it looks good. But im concerned about them matchign it, and about the way they will remove the trim and put it back on. IF anyone has experience with this stuff, or has done it please reply, or send me a pic of ur car. <BR>Thank You</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>It can be done but since the graphite trim is of a rougher texture, the paint will look slightly different. If you find an <I>excellent</I> body shop they will match the color perfectly. But the texture will show up. Even if they sand it down. It will not look bad but do not expect a painted "metal" look. It's worth a shot though!<P>Yannis <BR><P>
 

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I was also thinking about that..... thing is i noticed that some inconsiderate people tend to open their doors without looking and then would hit peoples car. Thing is those bumpers that you want to paint are right were the tend to hit and the thing is due to the plastic texture it is a lot easier for the paint to chip off... Just a thought though i think it would look really nice... have you ever seen the ones at the dealership that have the side moldings painted? I personally think that is not worth the 1500+ bucks they charge.... but it sure does look clean.....<BR>If you do paint em.. feel free to post pics..<P>~Spencer<P>
 

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Whoa, guys. It's <I>plastic</I>. How do you expect the paint to stick, especially when the surface was exposed to the elements, i.e., there are micro particles of dirt buried in the intersticies of the plastic. The only way the factory can get the paint to stick on the plastic is to statically charge the plastic and then shoot it with an ion-based primer so the paint <I>wants</I> to adhere to the plastic.<P>It's not as easy as you think. Try it, but don't have any great expectations that it will last for very long. <P>I could be wrong, but it's your $$$$
 

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There was a member on Swedespeed that had it done. They will need to prep the moulding very well and put 'flex' additives into the paint so that it won't chip off. Any highly qualified paint shop should know what they are doing as far as this is concerned.<P>-Drew
 

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hey guys. i went to the dealer to ask them to piant my trim on my white s60. and the guy was liek i would have to order new trims and then piant the new ones. however he siad the front bumper and back bumper peice dont even come off. its part of the bumper, which i think he is sooo wrong about. i dunno man, im so afriad to paint it now, but it will look so beutiful if i do. so if anyone has experience or tell me if i should take the risk, please respond<BR>Thank You<P>WiseGuy
 
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