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Its turning out pretty well...<br><IMG SRC="http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/chromecarz00/Image587.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Is that matte silver? Nice.
 

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Nice. Me likey. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I just saw your sig Chrome, I actually did laugh out loud over that. It is so true.
 

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Re: (carreragt7)

Haha i know right? So damn true.<br>Well bad news. I f*cked them up. I was going for matte silver, but decided to add some reflective coating between the paint and clear. Then when I applied the matte, the entire thing just lost all traces of silver and looked like it had just been primered. Then I got fingerprints over it cuz i picked it up too roughly and ugh.<br>And I'm out of silver. And I have no money to buy more lol. <br>So I just primered them over everything again and probably am going to use the metallic blue I have.<br>Wish me luck.<br>As for DIY, its literally just what the directions say;<br>Full clean, clay, IPA wipedown, light sand, primer, wait 15 if a decently warm temp out and low humidiy, longer if necesary, 3 coats primer, I put on 6 coats of silver which is a bit of overkill but yeah, then clear. Just MAKE SURE you wait till it dries between coats and dont touch it for 24 hours after your last coat. <br>95% of painting is prep.
 

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Should i be using some type of paint additive so it doesnt peel of when it gets below 0 out here ? <p>Also is 150 sand paper correct to remove paint and after each coat
 

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Dude, just sent you an IM or two...hit me back, I'm totally behind you in sticking to your original idea. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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looks good man. painting mine was the original plan but I broke them taking them off <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Thanks for the compliments and encouragement guys; im doing round two, no clear this time, well see what happens...
 

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Round two was a fail of epic proportions.<br> Again. <br>Lol ok well I did everything right, but for some reason the paint and the primer were completely incompatable; the paint litearlly just started sheeting off when I started so I gave up. Sorry for those who were looking forward to it (AJ, my bad man lol)<br>But I did do something in place of it; which I like MUCH more...<br><IMG SRC="http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/chromecarz00/Image617.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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LOL. Sorry it didn't work out, but I like the other option. It looks good. Paint your calipers to match. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Am I drunk? <br>Sry man but that is just too much, exactly when did subtleness leave the building..?<p>It might float your boat but it certanly sinks mine. Never in a million years would i walk around with a clown nose.<p>Too bad you had compatibility issues with paint, silver would have been better.
 

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this is photoshop, right? because the other mirror cap is still white...?!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>goddamnswede</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Am I drunk? <br>Sry man but that is just too much, exactly when did subtleness leave the building..?<p>It might float your boat but it certanly sinks mine. Never in a million years would i walk around with a clown nose.<p>Too bad you had compatibility issues with paint, silver would have been better.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>LOL, that's hilarious. Back to the topic, I think it looks hideous. The silver would have been hot, but the red really just looks like u broke your side mirror cap and pulled it off from a red S40 because you were too cheap to buy a new one in your body color. Around here, I see lots of hispanic drivers doing the "replacement part" deal without painting it to match the body.
 

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Lol I did both.<br>I dunno, I hated it when I thought of it, but I had it and I tried it and I like it...suprisingly. <br>Ill take some better pics, maybe itll change your mind. Its a very aggresive look...<br>And subtle wasnt a main priority for me lol.
 

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Hmm...I like it! White is such an easy color to add a splash of color to. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Seriously, are you taking a piss?<br>Please tell me its a photoshop... If not, maybe you have more pictured projects to brighten my day. lol
 
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