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Old 5th April 2009, 15:18   #1
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Default DIY: Matte black- Alloys, Calipers, Bumper trims on the 1.6 Ikon.

Here are a few pictures of my DIY.

Bought a can of Matte Black spray paint for getting the door and bumper trips back to the black that it should be since they were getting all white'ish. Decided to try them on the alloys too.



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nice DIY but i'm confused the 3rd pic has the clear headlamps but the 2nd pic has blacked out headlamps. Dont understand. Are these at a different point of time or there's something else to it?






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nice DIY but i'm confused the 3rd pic has the clear headlamps but the 2nd pic has blacked out headlamps. Dont understand. Are these at a different point of time or there's something else to it?

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The Picture with the Smoked Headlights was taken a long time back, I ve just added it to show smoked out headlights.
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oh, ok.
IMO it looks much nicer with the smoked headlights. Put them on if you still have them.



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So Finally someone else succumbs to the pleasure of doing some MAtt Black on their cars!! Thank God it isnt just me!!

Refer to this to find out what i am all about.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...lf-thread.html

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where did you get the can from ?


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You get that can in Funkys in Bandra.
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Good going DAN... Would like to know how much does dan (oops) can cost?
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You get that can in Funkys in Bandra.
thanks.and i was going through the link u pasted and i came across a stainless steel spray.do you get there as well ?


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Matte finish alloy in a min. Very interesting. All we have to do it rub with thinner to get it back to old finish?
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oh, ok.
IMO it looks much nicer with the smoked headlights. Put them on if you still have them.

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Still do. Thats also a 2min job.

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Yes yes and it make your trim look as good as new.

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You can get these spray cans at any electrical shop for 200 bucks.

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Matte finish alloy in a min. Very interesting. All we have to do it rub with thinner to get it back to old finish?
Yup. VERY easy to remove also.
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danlalan, if we use thinner to remove matt black colour, won't the thinner damage the original paint?
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danlalan, if we use thinner to remove matt black colour, won't the thinner damage the original paint?

No it wont if done properly.
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Dan, good work with the rest of the paintjob, save for that on the alloys which i didnt like. Can you post some closeups of the B-pillar blackening?

The side plastic strips on my car are also beginning to fade, and i may just need to get something like this done.
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Hey.
OT but since i spotted those smoked headlamps, Are there any DIY's available on smoking headlamps ? Are the lenses painted or are they just layered with regular solar film ?
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