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I am looking into having all of my bumper and door strips painted to match the car. I was just curious as to how other members have done this themselves or if there is anything special a paint shop needs to do to have these done correctly.
 

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I did my own. Sanded, primed, sanded, painted, than clear coated it.
 

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I did my own. Sanded, primed, sanded, painted, than clear coated it.
How are they holding up? And did you get the Saab paint or just use something similar? I haven't seen where you can get anything larger than a touch up tube of paint in OEM color
 

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How are they holding up? And did you get the Saab paint or just use something similar? I haven't seen where you can get anything larger than a touch up tube of paint in OEM color

http://www.automotivetouchup.com/

I ordered 2 large cans in my color, the primer and clear I got from autozone. Color was a perfect match
 

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sanded the primer until it was smooth to the touch to get rid of the grainy look. sanded using 600 grit. once it was smooth enough, i painted them with 2 layers of paint, than 3 layers of clear.

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Looks great. Hope to do this after I return from vacation.
 

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I did this a few months ago, and it's really simple. I was overthinking it, but the whole process is easy. Don't forget the clearcoat, it makes a huge difference to the finish.
 

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Yea I'm about to do this. Debating on buying the GS front lip or painting my Linear lip...everything else is GS Aero trim but unpainted front lip....hmmm
 

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sanded the primer until it was smooth to the touch to get rid of the grainy look. sanded using 600 grit. once it was smooth enough, i painted them with 2 layers of paint, than 3 layers of clear.

end result

I really like how it looks, though the front molding should be ecodes those painted would look hot and not have the orange reflector.
 
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