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Old 01-08-2014, 12:20 PM
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Default Satin or Matt Black

I'm planning a small bit of a nose job/front end tidy up.

Do I use Satin or Matt Black on the lower lip, bump strips/bumper inserts & grille?

I was planning on using Satin but just wanted to double check.
Also should I light sand and prime first?

All tips appreciated.
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:26 PM
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Haven't done this before but what I have hear is that you should be fine with just satin paint
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Satin

I've done all the black plastic on the E30 and the E34 with primer and black satin. Stays balck, easy to clean - unlike the 'raw' plastic.

Now Do it!
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Haven't done this before but what I have hear is that you should be fine with just satin paint
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Satin

I've done all the black plastic on the E30 and the E34 with primer and black satin. Stays balck, easy to clean - unlike the 'raw' plastic.

Now Do it!
Cheers lads

Will do Declan... Pics to follow.
Glad to hear you're keeping that E34 maintained for me
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Funny enough a guy wants to call tonight to look at it........
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Funny enough a guy wants to call tonight to look at it........
don't be saying that and ruining my bank holiday
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You could try some Gtechniq - C4 Permanent Trim Restorer on it as well. No idea how long it last but it made a difference to my grills

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You could try some Gtechniq - C4 Permanent Trim Restorer on it as well. No idea how long it last but it made a difference to my grills
The C4 is very good - but for parts which are removable, like the front grilles, painting is the way to go. The C4 lasts a good while, but its not permanent (maybe a case for doing them under the trade description act!) and its prohibitively expensive.

Can of Halfords Satin Black is perfect - and 500ML is 9.99 or so.
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Its stupidly expensive for how much you get!
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