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Old 06-29-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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Running board DIY?

I've seen people take their stock running boards and have them painted to match the rest of their car. Does anybody know of a DIY guide on how to do this to save some money?


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Old 06-29-2014, 06:38 PM   #2
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It's a HUGE pain in the butt. I've done it and it definitely takes a good couple of days too. I've also talked to another forum member that did this. We both busted tabs on the rear lower valence when removing it. We both used plasti dip since our cars our white and it turned out half way decent. I need to reapply more on the sides since it was sprayed down rather thin. It honestly looks WAAAAAAAAY better painted than the stock black. If you get some quotes be sure to post up how much people were looking at for a price as I would like to eventually paint mine since it will last longer than the plasti dip. Again, it's a lot of work to remove all the pieces, clean, and get right but if the juice is worth the squeeze to you it looks amazing in the long run!

*Edit*-let me know if you go through with the removal process and I can walk you through how to do it.
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Ok thanks for the heads up. Learning that it's a hard job to do and time consuming I'll just ask around the local shops to see what they would charge me, or just buy the 3d carbon ones.
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Moved to the MkIII section, better for questions not related to engine performance.
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Ok thanks for the heads up. Learning that it's a hard job to do and time consuming I'll just ask around the local shops to see what they would charge me, or just buy the 3d carbon ones.
Please update the thread with price quotes that you get. My side valences are already starting to peal away where people get in/get out and I will NOT be re dipping.
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possible to obsessively tape/protect and just do it with it on the car? Would the only thing holding one back from doing so is the fact that these are our DD's?
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I would pull them off either way (dip or paint). Plus if you bring just the parts in to a paint guy it makes you look like you actually know what you're doing, possibly getting a better quote than just leaving everything on the car. I did that with my st spoiler as well.
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