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Old 12-24-2008, 11:39 AM
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How do you paint base model lips?

Just wanted to know first off how do you remove the side skirts and the rear lip and then second what kind of paint and primer would I need. Could I just spray paint it a glossy black and would it kind of match up to the nighthawk black pearl factory paint? Dont know if many people have done this but would this look straight?
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Re: How do you paint base model lips?

you will want to score the plastic and make sure you clean it first. since it is plastic you will want to get adhesive promotor, which is basically a plastic primer which allows the paint to have a better bond to it. Next you will want to apply the paint about 10 minutes after the primer, if you are doing this by can you will want to lay down about 5-7 coats, once this has fully dried you will need to clear coat it, you can wet sand before or after the clear coat. I would do it before and after, and then buff the nuff out of the clear. Use google for more detailed info on how to do this. If you want u can lay the color yourself and then have a shop do the clear and buffing.
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Re: How do you paint base model lips?

to remove the skirts
either check out the resource guide for 5g, or try to understand what im going to say.

Remove the 3 screws that are in the wheel well of the front tires that are by the side skirt level. Then remove the the 3 pop caps (or what ever they are called) from the side skirt (under the vehicle). Then push the skirt towards the rear of the vehicle and you should be able to just go to the middle of the skirt and pull towards you and it will come off.

I just removed my skirts when I was doing one of my mods so I could take off my fender. So much work for a fender.
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Re: How do you paint base model lips?

Yeah, MyFirst is right.

There are some screws in the wheel wells, you have to remove those, and then I just kicked mine all ****ing hard until it popped off.

Word to the wise, though, those skirts are going to get all ****ed up by the road and the weather and everything pretty fast.

I painted mine flat black, they just look like black plastic again. I used flat/satin vinyl paint stuff, from pep boys, for like five dollars.

But if shiny is your thing, then go for it, just be REALLY careful with your sandpaper, because ANY deep gouge you make will show forever.
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Re: How do you paint base model lips?

lol well you don't need to kick. Just make sure you take out the 3 plastic pop caps (or w/e they are called) that are under the vehicle holding the skirt tight. Also I just thought about it. I think its you push it toward the rear to take off, I cant remember. But anyhow, no need to use major brute force, a hammer will be suffice (or even a rubber mallet). I think its hammer it to the front to take it off, hammer it to the back to put it back on. Try hammering it to the front first tho.
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Re: How do you paint base model lips?

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lol well you don't need to kick. Just make sure you take out the 3 plastic pop caps (or w/e they are called) that are under the vehicle holding the skirt tight. Also I just thought about it. I think its you push it toward the rear to take off, I cant remember. But anyhow, no need to use major brute force, a hammer will be suffice (or even a rubber mallet). I think its hammer it to the front to take it off, hammer it to the back to put it back on. Try hammering it to the front first tho.
You actually need to slide it FORWARD to remove it. You can goto www.handa-accessories.com and look up the Prelude exterior accessories section. You can then look at the install instructions for the side under lip spoiler. The directions for removal are listed in step 1 of the pdf.
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Re: How do you paint base model lips?

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Just wanted to know first off how do you remove the side skirts and the rear lip and then second what kind of paint and primer would I need. Could I just spray paint it a glossy black and would it kind of match up to the nighthawk black pearl factory paint? Dont know if many people have done this but would this look straight?
Thnx Guys

Front Lip
http://www.handaaccessories.com/prel...efuspoiler.pdf

Sides
http://www.handaaccessories.com/prelude/preludesus.pdf

Rear lip
http://www.handaaccessories.com/prel...eruspoiler.pdf


Don't rattle can it, you don't know anybody that paints? I nice cheap gravity fed sprayer at Harbor Feight Tools does the trick I'll have to find my bike pics that I painted and let you see that, the key is prep work then painting and allowing the paint to flash then go back with clear. Looks great trust me if you know someone that can paint spend the extra cash and get it done right.
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