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Painting Rear Garnish

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Just wondering what is the best way is to paint your rear garnish
first of all how to take the garnish off
then to prep
what paint
prima? etc

its on a series 2 vs commodore 97 model

any help would be great
 

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Just wondering what is the best way is to paint your rear garnish
first of all how to take the garnish off
then to prep
what paint
prima? etc

its on a series 2 vs commodore 97 model

any help would be great
Ok to get it off , take off number plate. open boot. undo 5 nuts . open the number plate light cases and push the light out/off while pulling the garnish off.

Then just give it a light sand and maybe a quick wipe with some bug n grease remover
then just use some touch up paint about 4-5 coats , then when dry use a coat of clear coat

Have a look at my thread for a pic if yah want:thumbsup:
 

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Agh I took mine off the other day to give the underneat a cut and polish to find each end was broken.. so to the paintshop for me :thumbsup:

How much should I be paying for a new / wrecked garnish though?
Also what grade sandpaper?
 

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Agh I took mine off the other day to give the underneat a cut and polish to find each end was broken.. so to the paintshop for me :thumbsup:

How much should I be paying for a new / wrecked garnish though?
Also what grade sandpaper?
$5-$25 for the garnish. Wouldn't pay much more.
I would use 400 grit and 600 if your really keen but just 400 would be fine.
Primer would be the go because I have seen it show the reflector part after awhile even after 4 coats!
 
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