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    Faded trim never looks good...

    Decided to paint my trim. There are some flaws in the paint, but overall it looks much better.

    Masking it off.



    Where did the car go?



    First few coats.



    All done...



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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    One more...
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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    good job

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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    Very nice.... I think that is a great way to freshen up a car. Turned out really well too, what type of paint did you use?

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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    good job
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hash_man_Se_i View Post
    Very nice.... I think that is a great way to freshen up a car. Turned out really well too, what type of paint did you use?
    Thanks! I used the Dupli-Color Bumper Coating, I also used Dupli-Color Adhesion Promoter(basically a primer).
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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    looks good

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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    Just a video of it idling...


    And thanks Lost.
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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    Now thats 100x better

    Good job with the masking lol.

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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    Quote Originally Posted by roodoo2 View Post
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Hazwan View Post
    Now thats 100x better

    Good job with the masking lol.
    Thanks
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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    looks good! i used plastic paint and i guess thats why mine is all shiny.. but anywho..looks really good! good job!
    one day I'll return.

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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    Quote Originally Posted by 86ccord View Post
    looks good! i used plastic paint and i guess thats why mine is all shiny.. but anywho..looks really good! good job!
    Thanks!

    Damn it looks kind of ugly without the rear mudflaps
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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    wow that looks great! nice job

    i should get around to painting my door trim

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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    Quote Originally Posted by knarg View Post
    wow that looks great! nice job

    i should get around to painting my door trim
    Thanks. Masking takes forever!!!!
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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    Looks Good!
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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    That looks great! Our cars look sooo much better with fresh looking trim. That's a really creative idea for the masking as well!

    I used that Krylon Fusion stuff in satin black when I did my front and rear bumpers.

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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bones View Post
    That looks great! Our cars look sooo much better with fresh looking trim. That's a really creative idea for the masking as well!

    I used that Krylon Fusion stuff in satin black when I did my front and rear bumpers.
    Thanks, that masking idea took ages(felt like it)!
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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    Man looks worlds better. Almost makes it look like a new car. Amazing what a little elbow grease can do for a car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGenGuy View Post
    Man looks worlds better. Almost makes it look like a new car. Amazing what a little elbow grease can do for a car!
    Indeed it does. I am hoping i can start to do body work on it, and get it repainted the same color...except without the rock chips and such
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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    That looks great, nice job with that. I need to jump on the gun. Your car idles smooth as eggs.

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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    Quote Originally Posted by Toneloc5145 View Post
    That looks great, nice job with that. I need to jump on the gun. Your car idles smooth as eggs.
    Thanks! And yes it does, it smoothed out after a good tune up, and fixing all oil leaks.
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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    Masking takes forever!!!!
    it might have been faster to pull the trim and bumpers, then paint the trim and mask off the bumper and paint that too.. dunno though

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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    it might have been faster to pull the trim and bumpers, then paint the trim and mask off the bumper and paint that too.. dunno though
    I didn't feel like taking the doors apart.
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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    yeah i wish my dx would idle like that...sounds like its not even on.

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    Re: Faded trim never looks good...

    Quote Originally Posted by MessyHonda View Post
    yeah i wish my dx would idle like that...sounds like its not even on.
    I can't feel the engine running when inside the car. I can only feel it when the A/C kicks on because the RPM's rise.
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