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toastie

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are they all white ? and ..
« on: 05, July, 2011 - 18:58:44 »
do people tend to paint them , I'm guessing there the colour of the plastic not paint from new  ?

 

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Re: are they all white ? and ..
« Reply #1 on: 05, July, 2011 - 22:22:05 »
They started off white, although the boot colours did change ( either white or grey )
It is possible to paint the body shells but it's far from straight forward due to the material used. Even standard car graphic / decals won't stick to the body.
If you paint them without proper prep, and the correct primer, then the paint just flakes off.

I used to own a purple C5, which i painted in my garden using spray cans, so it is do-able, just takes time.

Filcools instructions which i basically followed.
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=166.0

And what the purple one looked like.
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=626.0


Daz
« Last Edit: 05, July, 2011 - 22:29:13 by minidaz »

toastie

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Re: are they all white ? and ..
« Reply #2 on: 05, July, 2011 - 22:49:03 »
cool , thats quit funky :) i like them white tbo just wondered if they did any limited edition ones , iv paint a far few cars and fibreglass buggy's over the years so mite consider some paint if i end up with a proper banger , i would thinks i good shiny silver would look good or a nice black to match my van ,

iv got a habit of doing things black with black fluffy inside  :) this is where the c5 will be parked