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    Yep. Going to Halfords tomorrow. Yours looks titanium silver, same as mine. What's the filler primer for?
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    The filler primer is fill / smooth out any dimples and texture in the trim. Or other minor imperfections like stone chips etc.

    I think that some of the trim can be quite heavily textured - luckily mines not and comes up smooth without the filler (well the one test piece that I did).

    In terms of the colour, someone who did it (I think it may have been Goughy) said that there are actually three or four variations of Titanium silver! The Halfords stuff seems to match mine pretty damn well - may still be worth testing it on something to double check.
     
     

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    Yep. Done quite a bit of refurb body work on my car when I got it. It was a bit of a rust bucket. The BMW titanium silver I got from Halfrauds and elsewhere was too dark. Had to get some made up at a specialist shop. Don't mind the trim being a tiny bit darker though TBH. Will be hardly noticeable but when trying to blend it in to a panel it stands out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sam_c View Post
    The filler primer is fill / smooth out any dimples and texture in the trim. Or other minor imperfections like stone chips etc.

    I think that some of the trim can be quite heavily textured - luckily mines not and comes up smooth without the filler (well the one test piece that I did).

    In terms of the colour, someone who did it (I think it may have been Goughy) said that there are actually three or four variations of Titanium silver! The Halfords stuff seems to match mine pretty damn well - may still be worth testing it on something to double check.
    yep there is 3 different shades but to be honest the 3 shades on colour swatches wer'nt that different on ya trim it shouldnt look that bad i did my bumper an skirts so needed to be right the filler primer is mostley for the front and rear bumper trim as they are quite bumpy as said rub it all down as smooth as ya can befor spraying but make sure you use plastic primer first or it will be off within a month
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    Nearly finished it now mate. Used plastic filler primer. One thing though, the metallic sailver looks a bit blotchy in places. Not orange peel effect but some parts look darker then others. Hopefully applying the lacquer tomorrow will sort it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fallschirmjager View Post
    Nearly finished it now mate. Used plastic filler primer. One thing though, the metallic sailver looks a bit blotchy in places. Not orange peel effect but some parts look darker then others. Hopefully applying the lacquer tomorrow will sort it.
    ye that will be the metalic not seporating in the can the laqure will sort it or give it anouther coat but warm the can up first and give it a good shake for 2-3 mins before spraying get some pics up when finished mate
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    I can't wait to do mine - am going to do it over the August bank holiday as I have the Monday off work as well.

    Are you sure the blotches aren't from an iffy nozzle? One of my cans of Wurth oaint did this when I was painting one of my wheels last week.

    Be sure to get some pics up when your done.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by goughy View Post
    yep that will be the metalic not seporating in the can the laqure will sort it or give it anouther coat but warm the can up first and give it a good shake for 2-3 mins before spraying get some pics up when finished mate
    Will get some pics up here. Just had a look at the trim in the airing cupboard and it doesn't look too bad. Probably looks worse in direct sunlight. Hopefully the lacquer will sort it. Did when I resprayed parts of my panels after filling in rust spots.

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    I can't wait to do mine - am going to do it over the August bank holiday as I have the Monday off work as well.

    Are you sure the blotches aren't from an iffy nozzle? One of my cans of Wurth oaint did this when I was painting one of my wheels last week.

    Be sure to get some pics up when your done.
    Used Wurth the other day reconditioning my alloys. excellent paint where even blobs just dissolve into the paint. Can be a ******* to get the spray to come out though I found. It's like there's not enough compressed air inside the tin.
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    Well, sort of finished the trim but didn't have enough spray paint for the side trim. I should have remembered the seven P's. Prior Planning & Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance. Looks a lot better than the black trim though and I don't have to keep applying trim blackener now after polishing. My Saxo VTR in the background. Nippy little bugger!



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    look's good mate!!

    so your happy with the end result??

    was it easy enough to do and was the finish good i am doing it this weekend i hope!!!

    and much all in has it cost?
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