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Old Thu, May-26-2011, 02:40:20 AM   #1
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Default Goodbye reflectors

Had my front reflector holes filled in by a local body shop. They did a great job and guarantee it for as long as I own the car.

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Default Re: Goodbye reflectors

I went with the painted reflectors but it looks great
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I went with the painted reflectors but it looks great
I had painted ones, but the difference is surpisingly great, at least to my eyes. The painted ones always looked like a mistake to me.
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Greg, your car looks great. Question: What was used to fill the voids and how was the paint matched so well?
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Thanks. I'm not sure what was used, but the shop says they've learned they have to do bake it multiple times to prevent shrinkage. Actually the paint match is just slightly off to my eye, but not worth redoing.
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Thanks. I'm not sure what was used, but the shop says they've learned they have to do bake it multiple times to prevent shrinkage. Actually the paint match is just slightly off to my eye, but not worth redoing.
OK I will do some checking with body shops. Thanks again.
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OK I will do some checking with body shops. Thanks again.
Find one who's done it before and sounds like they know the tricks. Also, that will guarantee their work to last.
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Beautiful! Most people probably won't even notice, but I think little things like this that makes your car even more special.

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Greg, your car looks great. Question: What was used to fill the voids and how was the paint matched so well?
The guys at my body shop actually cut a piece of plastic similar in thickness from crap bumpers for each hole. The filler pieces are then wire-tied to the bumper and bondo (or maybe some kind of fiberglass filler) was filled in from both sides. Needless to say, this was done with the bumper off.
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The car is looking great Greg!

I did the same thing on mine and I'm never going back to reflectors!

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Looks great Greg. And, a less expensive alternative than the euro front bumper.
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