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Painted the side rockers and rear valance

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  1. TT/MW

    TT/MW Member Established Member

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    Looks so much cleaner I think
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    More pics please!
     
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    You got any Kona blue paint? Looks good man. Shit.

    Prep seems like it would be a PITA, as they have a rough texture. How did you do it?
     
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    Time to invest in some Roush side splitters, painted rockers get chewed up by rocks in no time..
     
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    I agree with what @1 Alibi 2 said about the side splitters getting chewed up easily. While I like the glossy finish, aren't you concerned about the chewing affects being more noticeable with that paint than a satin finish?
     
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    Looks cleaner. Where’d you get that rear CF splitter?
    Matching side CF?
    -J
     
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    best approach for the side pieces would be to buy the unpainted 13-14 rockers. They are smooth, ready for paint. Screw prep on that 11-12 stuff
     
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    Nice job on the paint work, pita getting it smooth. Had a cai with that texture, came out awesome. I had the same thoughts but thought about the amount of rock chips like mentioned so went with Rousch side and rear splitters.
     

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    Yep, great call on the Roush splitters. I’d recommend the Jaeger Bros. Front protectors (mud flaps that look like the stock rear pieces) in addition. First time I’ve added parts like that on a Mustang, but the front Jaeger bros were put on in the dealer lot and the Roush pieces complete the factory look. I have paint protection and I prefer the complete splitter package.
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  10. TT/MW

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    Prep is easy when you know the process to paint plastic. My uncle perfected it no sanding or smoothing prior. These rockers were really chewed up, think the old owner lived on dirt road maybe. but but he’s the best so I didn’t have to buy new ones. He did the rear valance in my 01 Saleen and it still looks like new.
     
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    Was thinking of doing them on the rockers but haven’t really seen any on any cars so was unsure. I may add them in spring when I uncover the summer fun cars.
     
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    Carbon fiber splash guards and splitters are trufiber from cj pony parts I think lol. The front supersnake splitter is from Shelby’s in Vegas
     
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    No sanding or anything to get smoothed. My uncle has got some process he does for plastic. Simple and easy like painting a fender
     
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    Need mo pics!
    Good stuff.
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    The cars are tucked away for the winter but I will try and get some. Michigan doesn’t get warm till June now a days lol
     
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    I hear you it feels like our seasons are offset 1-2mos :(
    -J
     
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    You in mi too
     
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    You have to sand, prep, and prime for a fender. When plastic is involved adhesion promoter and flex agent is needed in the paint.

    It's simple, but still requires a little more work.

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    But how does that smooth out the textured plastic? Or does the primer fill it in.
     
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    I would sand the texture down first, then let the primer do the rest.

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