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Painting Ventshades

Discussion in 'Body Work & Detailing' started by Skeets'91EB, December 19, 2004.

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    1. Skeets'91EB

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      I'm painting my exterior trim around the windows and rearviews, etc. I was thinking that instead of masking off my ventshades, maybe I should just paint them to match the trim. Right now they are almost the same tone as my tinted windows, so they would probably look alright even I left them alone. Has anyone painted their ventshades a semi-gloss black, or to match their trim? Anyone have an opinion on how this would look?
       
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      MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I painted my bug shield to match the truck.
      I got the clear and painted just the back side.

      Looks cool.
       
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      I would be painting mine to match my trim
       
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      IMO they look better if they don't stand out. Leave 'em alone so they blend in with your tinted windows. :)
       
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      Yeah, I think I am going to leave my Ventshades alone for now. This masking and sanding thing is taking me forever though :frustrate. Anyone have any tips for hopefully speeding this up? I'm using newspaper to cover small areas and the windows. I also have a roll of painter's plastic for larger areas. The plastic is a little hard to deal with, but the newspaper has to be taped all around its edges.
       
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      check my body work 101 thread, there is some info there on masking.

      Masking is a very time consuming task but it really needs to be.
      Over spray is a messy pain in the a$$

      If it is worth doing it is worth doing right.
      Take your time.
       
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      I like to put the sheet of newspaper on a large semi-flat sureface (a hood will do) and then put tape on one edge, then peel it off the hood and place where ever you like it. sure beats trying to put it in place the first time around.
       

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