Been playing with a spray can....... thoughts ???

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  1. JimGreen

    JimGreen Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Been thinking about putting another colour on the C63's lower front spoiler, I initially did it with 3M Wrap, but it just didn't have the glossy finish I was after. Having done a bit of spraying in the past, I decided to go the whole way and bought myself a can of BMW Mini Chilli Red. I prepared the spoiler thoroughly with a fine wet and dry, followed by a coat of high build primer and then applied four coats of chilli red, followed a light rubbing down with an ultra fine wet and dry and a good polish with Autoglym. The results came out really well, and matches the paint quality of the rest of the car, so it doesn't look like an bodge job.

    Spoiler is easy enough to removed once you've removed the front under tray.

    I really like it, but if I get bored with it, then it's just a matter of a repaint.

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  2. njkmr

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    Looks like you have done a good job
     
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    Sorry looks tacky, The only other colour you could probably get away with is dark grey (anthracite)
     
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    Looks like an excellent quality of work.. however personally I don't like the colour. But it's your car!
     
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    Nice colour but I think you would need to do some other bits to compliment it
     
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    Not keen myself but if you like it that is all that matters.

    I'd prefer a carbon wrap.
     
  7. MancMike

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    As said, you've done a great job if you did it with rattle cans, but the colour looks out of place.

    Black would just look like the bottom of the bumper is missing. A dark grey is a good call.
     
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    Looks like Knightrider "Kit" gone wrong....
     
  9. Happytalk73

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    Would look even better with wing mirror housings painted red. :D
     
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    Thanks for the honest input, that's what I wanted. Will have to decide if I keep it red or not.
     
  11. moonloops

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    Hee Hee, reminds me of the old Rover BRM "lipstick" :D

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    I like the idea of bring another colour in to the car, do you plan on doing any other red accents or a red stripe down the side that will compliment the front?
     
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    Not sure, if I did it would just be the wing mirrors.
     
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    Blimey, don't do that. I was only winding you up. :doh:
     
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    Best of luck with that, the car has door mirrors,not wing mirrors :D
     
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    Who says door mirrors?
     
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    Sorry Jim, not for me. It looks like it's pouting. :(
     
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    Ewwww WTF have you done.
     
  19. MancMike

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    Wow. Here is a lesson in how to receive requests for honest opinions, people.

    Look and learn. :thumb:
     
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  20. MancMike

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    People who are correct.

    Wing mirror aren't what you have on your car. As they're not mounted, to your car's wings... :doh:
     

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