painting mk2 gtx body kit

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painting mk2 gtx body kit

Post by Ryangtx » Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:06 am

Im putting my scirocco gtx in for paint soon and I'm going to keep the kit black and body red I'm just wondering if anyone has painted there's? Its seems a strange type of plastic I'm just wondering if anyone has had issues after its painted.
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Re: painting mk2 gtx body kit

Post by james butler » Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:08 pm

tends to be the flexing of the bodykit and adhesion to the plastic that stumps most people
if not done right it soon peels/flakes off


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Post by Ryangtx » Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:21 pm

That's my worry, it's getting a respray and the black body kit has a few Mark's just looking tired. I want the kit to look as good as the car, the lad spraying it seems to think it will be fine but with the flexing it will crack I would think and look terrible

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Re: painting mk2 gtx body kit

Post by james butler » Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:51 pm

the only other problem you might have is that natural black trim will have been back to blacked or the like and this if not properly cleaned off etc wreaks havoc with fresh paint
it may be worth getting hold of a painted kit and rubbing that back to paint it, at least then it will have a good known surface to stick to?


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Post by Ryangtx » Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:51 pm

I thought that I mentioned it to the paint sprayer he said it will be cleaned properly and keyed with a few cots of correct primer he said they will be fine

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Re: painting mk2 gtx body kit

Post by essextom » Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:58 am

ive just painted my kit.

its fine as long as they use a decent plastic primer, the parts are flexible off the car but once screwed and bonded on they wont flex, so i wouldnt worry about that too much.

the non painted oe kits arent textured so i wouldnt worry about anything used on them before, the paint shop are the ones who would need to worry about that and im sure they wont release a car with loads of silicon spots in the paint.

i do have a number of pre painted kit parts if you need any.


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Re: painting mk2 gtx body kit

Post by Ryangtx » Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:03 am

Cheers for that. I dropped the car off yesterday and he assured me it will be fine. I've seen his work he is a very good painter I can't wait to see it when it's done it should look great

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Re: painting mk2 gtx body kit

Post by essextom » Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:13 am

yeah a bodyshop wont have any issues.


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Re: painting mk2 gtx body kit

Post by Ryangtx » Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:15 am

I have confidence in what he has told me.
Did you remove your front inner wheel arches? I might be putting 7x15 et38 wheels on not sure if them plastic tubs cause an issue

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Re: painting mk2 gtx body kit

Post by essextom » Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:29 pm

not on this one but have removed them on my other car without issues, just need to make sure you wash up in arches to remove any build up of mud.


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Re: painting mk2 gtx body kit

Post by Ryangtx » Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:08 pm

Ok thanks for the info much appreciated

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