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skellator
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painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sat, 06 August 2005 07:24 Go to next message

which colour door strips?[ 5 vote(s) ]
1.red 4 / 80%
2.black 1 / 20%

yeah, my current red ones are faded, so i thought i'd paint them either red or black
here's a quick chop i did:

current:

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2086/smallfrontright5dh.jpg

red:

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/9825/smallfrontrightredstrip6ol.jpg

black:

http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/9584/smallfrontrightblackstrip1ce.jpg



comments?

[Updated on: Sat, 06 August 2005 07:25]

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Hodgo
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sat, 06 August 2005 08:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
colouring in is fun
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sat, 06 August 2005 14:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
if you need the bump strips go red, black is crap
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sat, 06 August 2005 15:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Red looks tidy
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sun, 07 August 2005 01:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rip em off mate. I did on my old seca, looks so much cleaner, gets rid of the crappy 80's look!
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sun, 07 August 2005 01:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
yeah, im just worried about there being heaps of old glue there, and what i could get it off with

any suggestions?
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sun, 07 August 2005 01:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Takes a little work with eucalyptus oil and wax/grease remover, but you'll get there eventually. Give it a good cut and polish too, and there shouldnt be too much difference in the paint. Here's what mine looked like, the paint on the doors is all the original 1987 stuff too!

http://home.iprimus.com.au/t00ch/100_00161.jpg
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sun, 07 August 2005 01:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
damn, im doin that! Shocked

only thing is there isn't the chrome strip anymore...
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sun, 07 August 2005 01:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Yeah I thought of that, I had planned to replace the chrome strips in the bumpers with red ones, or just paint them, but in the end I couldn't be arsed Smile It came out pretty good none the less.
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sun, 07 August 2005 01:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tooch wrote on Sun, 07 August 2005 11:33

It came out pretty good none the less.



no shit?! Laughing

looks (looked?) tops Nod
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sun, 07 August 2005 01:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Haha thanks mate, I loved that car, sold it to someone I know so its never too far away! Don't think he looks after it as well as I did tho, think he already wants to get rid of it less than a year later!
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sun, 07 August 2005 01:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
just noticed, you took the twin cam decals off too?

i might do that as well, mine are peeling off and stuff, they look shit Confused
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sun, 07 August 2005 03:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
To clean off the gak under the plastic strips use a citrus cleaner as it will get rid of the stuff without affecting the paint. I use one called De-Solv-It. Which you can get at any Bunnings
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sun, 07 August 2005 08:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Those decals came off as a result of all the degreaser+car wash high pressure hose! Didnt mean for it, but they looked shit anyway
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sun, 07 August 2005 11:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Red, keep the colour original

And it makes it go faster Razz
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Sun, 07 August 2005 13:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Yeah on second thought, door strips should go. Then you're left with those ugly recesses down the side. I reckon smoothing out the panels with bog would be winnar:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a308/piemanxxx/100_00161.jpg
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Mon, 08 August 2005 02:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
hmmmm...

shit pieman, you've just complicated it more! Mad

Razz
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Mon, 08 August 2005 02:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
If you fill the waistline with bog, you make the car look more upright and less sleek. Theres a good reason car designers put them there. It might look ok in a photo, but in real life the door panels will look huge.
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Re: painting plastic door strips on ae82 seca Mon, 08 August 2005 02:58 Go to previous message
yeah, i just compared the two photos, and the second one makes the car look higher, and...basically what cannonball said

plus, id have to get it painted

ill just pull the strips off, after my trials though Very Happy
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