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Last year, my dad backed into my car and put a dimple in my rear quarter panel. When I took the car into the body shop, I asked if they could paint the OEM side skirts while they were working on the dent. The guy told me that was a bad idea. He said with this type of material, the paint would not blister over time. Something about the paint would never really penetrate the material, and that oils in the material would escape and cause the blistering???

I assumed since he basically turned down more money, that he was looking out for me and knew what he was talking about.


Has anyone painted the OEM side skirts and seen this problem? How long ago did you paint them? If you purchased and painted a 3rd party side skirts, who's and how much?

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only place that may say that would be earl scheib....because most places would sand and prime it...so that the paint will stay and be great, try taking it to any ppg certified shop...and they will do a great job

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Do it!!

I had collision work done (after a deer hit me) and I paid a hundred bucks or so to have them paint mine ('00 BRP Sedan) and it was worth every cent. It's really no differant than painting the front or rear bumper. The only thing, you have to be careful of scuffing/scratching with your shoes getting in and out. But in my opinion, the difference in the overall look is way worth it. I've had mine over a year and still looks great. I'll post a pic or two later...
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MattJP said:
I had collision work done (after a deer hit me) and I paid a hundred bucks or so to have them paint mine ('00 BRP Sedan) and it was worth every cent. It's really no differant than painting the front or rear bumper. The only thing, you have to be careful of scuffing/scratching with your shoes getting in and out. But in my opinion, the difference in the overall look is way worth it. I've had mine over a year and still looks great. I'll post a pic or two later...
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:lol: Those damn deer are always hauling ass down the road.. and don't even slow down for the car passing. There are signs posted, stupid deers!
 

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It's true...

:lol: It is..running full steam, a nice 6 point (weighed 200-250) slammed into my right front fender. It did not survive...
Funny thing is, is that a month after I had that damage repaired an old 86 yo guy pulled out in front of me and BAM! Didn't see any old folks crossing signs anywhere either..... :(
 

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MattJP said:

Funny thing is, is that a month after I had that damage repaired an old 86 yo guy pulled out in front of me and BAM! Didn't see any old folks crossing signs anywhere either..... :(
I've been known to be pretty gulible, but.. you're joking, right?
 

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Only joking about the old folks sign but, yes, I had that misfortune. The old guy was waiting in his driveway on the right to make a left across two lanes. I saw him and got to a point where you think he's waiting but at the last moment he pulled out....
It gets better: I took it have repaired. After the work was finished and my car was sitting in the lot, a car (an Outback wagon of all things) being taken off a tow truck broke free and rolled back into the front of my car!!!
I remember the shop calling me saying 'your not gonna believe this, are you sitting down?'. :eek:
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all:( :lol:

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Thanks for the responses. You know when I started this thread, I was just curious about the side skirt thing. But after last night, I may have another opportunity to do this......:(

I was leaving work and was screwing around in my car, and I took this corner a little too fast and ended up scrapping my front corner up agains a barb-wire fense post. Now I have some deep scratchs and even a pretty good gash. I am SO mad at myself right now....:curse: :curse: :curse:

I'm not sure what to do, the damage is purely cosmetic, but the car isn't even a year old. :( I'm going to wait a bit and get an estimate, I may have to sell my new Brullen headers(haven't been installed yet) to cover the cost. I'M SO STUPID!!!!

Slim,
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