Looking to paint my rocker panels!!

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Looking to paint my rocker panels!!

Postby Smearman<325is » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:43 am

Im sick of looking at my grey rocker panels, now i want to paint them black to match my car. what is the best way to do this. oh and btw i need to still remove that texture crap too haha. please help!! :wink: :wink:
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Looking to paint my rocker panels!!

Postby anders20981 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:11 pm

Me too, have you considered installing side skirts?
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Re: Looking to paint my rocker panels!!

Postby Smearman<325is » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:14 pm

what do you mean side skirts? like buying m3 side skirts?
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Re: Looking to paint my rocker panels!!

Postby anders20981 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:24 pm

Yes , you have to drill into the rocker panels, I believe templates are available at the dealer, there are also plenty of diy guides online, I will be doing it sometime this month I'll let you know how it goes :)
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Re: Looking to paint my rocker panels!!

Postby JFM325is » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:14 pm

I am about to paint my panels too. Although I didnt know that side skirts were put on.... interesting
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Re: Looking to paint my rocker panels!!

Postby Smearman<325is » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:42 pm

Just painted my rockers and front and rear bumpers today! came out great i put two coats of black and 2 coats of clear. im really happy with the money i saved by doing it in my carport lol
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Re: Looking to paint my rocker panels!!

Postby JFM325is » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:52 pm

PICSSS!!! i am about to do the same!
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Re: Looking to paint my rocker panels!!

Postby Smearman<325is » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:10 pm

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Professional!! lol
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Re: Looking to paint my rocker panels!!

Postby Smearman<325is » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:12 pm

But shortly after....


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Re: Looking to paint my rocker panels!!

Postby DEFKON99 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:04 pm

not a bad paint job, what the hell did you hit?
Edge one looks like that stupid cube you buy to reset the brake pistons on doo doo cars -Proctor750

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Re: Looking to paint my rocker panels!!

Postby Smearman<325is » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:14 pm

i was on a mountain road and swerved from a deer and hit the rock and dirt side of the road. :(
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Re: Looking to paint my rocker panels!!

Postby JFM325is » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:34 am

ah dude that sucks!!!! the paint came out nice! excited to do mine. Keep us posted on the fix!
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