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Old 05-31-2009, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default Looking for poeple who have DIY painted 02+ WRB Wrx sideskirts...

First thing is first....I searched, numerous times. Every thread I found someone literally had a different method to this what seems to be pretty simple project. I've read threads that say 1 can of base is needed and other threads stating 2 is needed. Alot of the threads are old as well and I think a refresher is due. I'm looking to take on this task in the next couple weeks and plan on ordering from Paintscratch.

Anyone with painted WRB wrx sideskirts, post up pics of your completed work, and a quick rundown list of materials, and steps you took....

All help will be greatly appreciated as I want to make sure I have the correct amount of material so that my job comes out clean. Thanks guys!
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:19 AM   #2
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i have no pics but i prepped and primed my sideskirts at home,i just used some 220 gritt sandpaper and once i got all the bumps out i primed it with light coats and then sprayed a bunch of coats of primer, not sure how many but i wasted about 4 cans , sprayed them the next week and they look awsome!!! if u have questions PM me
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:47 PM   #3
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Nice dude, did you use base coat, primer, and clear from paintscratch?
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:52 PM   #4
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Here's a thread I started when I used Paintworldinc.com supplies. I didn't paint side skirts, rather other exterior bits, however the same techinique and results should apply. Also, I never had a single issue with the parts post-painting. They held up fine to the elements, and withstood chips and such.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1415132
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:10 PM   #5
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Here's a thread I started when I used Paintworldinc.com supplies. I didn't paint side skirts, rather other exterior bits, however the same techinique and results should apply. Also, I never had a single issue with the parts post-painting. They held up fine to the elements, and withstood chips and such.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1415132
Yea I bought his old rear spats and they are still holding up great with the DIY paint job.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:26 PM   #6
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Awesome thread.

I will have to check out paintworldinc prices. Are they better than paintscratch? It looks like they match great!
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:27 PM   #7
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just got done reading that paintworldinc thread and it looks like the best bet. take your time.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:24 PM   #8
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i'm about to do this as well... post pics of progress plzzz
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:07 PM   #9
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paintworldinc seems to have good prices too. I may go with them for product.

Bump for some more DIY wrb pics! I'd like to see other's work, especially a sideskirt job.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:39 PM   #10
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Still looking for people who have done this job in particular, preferably WRB. I'd love an up to date list of materials for the sideskirt job! Thanks for all who have chimed in already as well!
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:31 PM   #11
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buy your paint from http://www.automotivetouchup.com/
its cheaper and someone had a thread on their experience from both sites if u look it up
base paint is all you need to order, unless if your lazy go ahead and order clear as well
primer, anything plastic you should buy flexible-primer which is meant to be used on primer with flex so it does not crack (same to the clear and base paint, i did not chk mine tho I only checked to make sure primer was flex)
clearcoat and primer, buy it from your local auto store it may be cheaper
adhesive promoter, not necessary but should be used before primer
sandpaper, i used 320 but others used 220 or 300
1 can of each should be good enough
you may also want rubbing compound to buff the clearcoat, make sure to wait 24 hours or longer if you do
check post #7 for instructions on painting
There is not much to taking the stock sideskirts off
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:01 PM   #12
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painting my side skirts is pretty high on my to-do list. I'll post pics when it's done, but I'm moving this month so who knows when I'll get around to it...and I also got some wire mesh and an 06 trunk badge for a grille redo, so that might get done before I get to the skirts.

I'm also debating fixing the chip in my hoodscoop, or just trying to find a good deal on an sti scoop.

Based on my experience painting my wheels (can coverage-wise) I'm planing on ordering 1 can of the basecoat for plastics, and two of wrb. I'm going to use primer and clear from the local auto store. I think one can of color is enough, but I want leftover paint for future projects.
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