plastic skirt repairs....what paint

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  1. bungy

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    Done some repairs on bits of the plastic skirt round the bottom of the van, but having a hell of a time finding matching paint to finish it off

    the skirt colour (and parts) are very common on a lot of low line euro vans chausson(in fact most things trigano group) lunar, benimar and is a silver grey

    Ive tried a few different ones from halfords but none match up

    anyone had to do this that knows a good colour match?
     
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    Might be worth while calling in a Chips Away or Dentman and ask them to paint it.

    Peter
     
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    Friend of mine used these people - http://www.revive-uk.com. First class job, couldn't see the repaired section in relation to the rest of the bumper and not expensive.

    Mike
     
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    take a part to the local motor accessory shop and most these days can match the colour and supply in a spray can
     
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    now, I didnt know that thanks:thumb:
     
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    Typical 'fish head'. You need to get out of your hammock a bit more often?:Rofl1:
     
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    Take some duct tape with you and ask them to match the colour:Rofl1:
     
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    OI - I resemble that remark..:Laughing:
     
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    very true...its been on there long enough it almost completely blends in!!:Rofl1:
     
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    You need to ask for the special Rainbow paint mate.

    All the motorfactors shop know about it.

    Its often placed next to the tartan paint. :thumb:
     
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    Plastic skirts are coloured by the gelcoat, and getting a match is neigh on impossible.

    There is a trick though......use a colour that is slightly darker in shade to the rest of the van. If you do this, and whip over the bottom skirts it will not look out of place.

    If it is too white, you will have a brilliant white band around the bottom, looking awful, top heavy and repaired.
     
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    try davmac take your vin/couler code of off front of engine bay chausson is a6 - aluminium/metalic, fist white,forgot code cheaper larger spray cans:RollEyes:
     
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    Go to a car paint suppliers -they will mix a colour match and also advise on a plastic paint primer :thumb:WITHOUT IT your paint will not stay on :Eeek::BigGrin:
    ASKat any car repair shop who they buy paint off :thumb:Go see them and they will advise on what you need :thumb:
    It's a long time since I had done any painting (celulose days) and when I asked for our van I ended up with a Primer for the untreated plastic bits another for the bare ali and then one for all the van :Eeek::Eeek::BigGrin: plus top colour
    terry
     
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    Try emailing Chausson they should be able to tell you, I did that once for a part. Pete
     
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    this is what you are looking for no it isnt will post acouple more should get it righr
     

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    code for paint mhfun 120.jpg
    got there in the end
     
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    this is the code








     

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    you could try a sign makers and get the whole plastic skirt vinyl wrapped.
     
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    Hmm..... this is ours So l guess its the main cab colour only

    but ours has the silver grille which looks the same as yours and that is the Same colour as the skirt so might be onto a winner

    update: and now bought a touch up pot at the web:BigGrin:
     

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