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    Thread: '10 side skirts and bumper plastics

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      10-04-2012 09:39 PM #1
      Hi all,
      am looking to replace the textured plastics that surround the entire bottom of the car and paint them to match the body colour. Looked into having a body shop refinish the plastics and paint/clear coat but it was almost $3k. Madness.
      Just wondering if anyone else has considered this, and if so, where can aftermarket plastics be purchased and is there perhaps a body kit out there to replace the OEM.
      Thanks!

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      10-05-2012 12:23 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by africak View Post
      Hi all,
      am looking to replace the textured plastics that surround the entire bottom of the car and paint them to match the body colour. Looked into having a body shop refinish the plastics and paint/clear coat but it was almost $3k. Madness.
      Just wondering if anyone else has considered this, and if so, where can aftermarket plastics be purchased and is there perhaps a body kit out there to replace the OEM.
      Thanks!
      I work in a body shop and i was going paint mine but it was to much work taking off the lower moldings but It doesn't cost $3k, it might cost around $1500-$2000. Did you ask them were they going to take off the bumpers and everything else?

      Why don't you go to different body shops and ask how much would it cost to paint all the lower moldings and make sure go to a decent body shop, it will make a difference.

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      10-05-2012 12:27 AM #3
      have you consider your grill redo like mine!!
      This is what I did, I painted the inner frame flat black with the mesh and the outer frame
      gloss black with blue pearls.

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      10-05-2012 02:23 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by 2fast4u-tiggy View Post
      have you consider your grill redo like mine!!
      This is what I did, I painted the inner frame flat black with the mesh and the outer frame
      gloss black with blue pearls.
      I actually like that a lot! I just wouldn't know where to start. What is you remove to install the mesh? How did you float the emblem so nicely!


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      10-05-2012 08:32 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by africak View Post
      I actually like that a lot! I just wouldn't know where to start. What is you remove to install the mesh? How did you float the emblem so nicely!


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      1st its up to you to use your own grill or get another like used or damage.
      Then disassemble the whole grill.

      The emblem is held with bolts which I glue with universal autobody glue.

      And the diamond mesh if you can get a hold of it you need 48x12 sheet that's just enough to cut it and shape it.

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      10-05-2012 08:47 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by 2fast4u-tiggy View Post
      I work in a body shop and i was going paint mine but it was to much work taking off the lower moldings but It doesn't cost $3k, it might cost around $1500-$2000. Did you ask them were they going to take off the bumpers and everything else?

      Why don't you go to different body shops and ask how much would it cost to paint all the lower moldings and make sure go to a decent body shop, it will make a difference.
      Ya, they said the majority of the work would be put into removing the texture on the plastic moldings... Apparently that's the biggest deal. The sealing painting and clear coating wasn't a big concern for them.


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      10-05-2012 08:48 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by 2fast4u-tiggy View Post
      1st its up to you to use your own grill or get another like used or damage.
      Then disassemble the whole grill.

      The emblem is held with bolts which I glue with universal autobody glue.

      And the diamond mesh if you can get a hold of it you need 48x12 sheet that's just enough to cut it and shape it.
      I might purchase a used grille and play with it. It's really the side skirt moldings that I want replaced in matching body color. That's would be ideal.


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      10-05-2012 09:12 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by africak View Post
      I might purchase a used grille and play with it. It's really the side skirt moldings that I want replaced in matching body color. That's would be ideal.


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      I know the 2012 tiguan Rline moldings comes painted but that's only the lower 4 doors.

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      10-07-2012 06:06 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 2fast4u-tiggy View Post
      I know the 2012 tiguan Rline moldings comes painted but that's only the lower 4 doors.
      The lower 4 doors really are my biggest concern, that would be great! Where can they be purchased?


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      10-07-2012 11:46 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by africak View Post
      The lower 4 doors really are my biggest concern, that would be great! Where can they be purchased?


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      try vw dealership... it might be pricey!!!!
      That's only if they sell the R line.

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      10-09-2012 07:17 AM #11
      ABT has a factory replacement that gets painted, they are not cheap though.

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      10-10-2012 10:02 AM #12
      The dealership was a no-go. I'll try ABT next.
      Thanks guys


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