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Polished bonnet

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by Tieak, May 1, 2016.

  1. Tieak

    Tieak Copenworld Newbie

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    Greetings,

    Noticing the bonnet is suffering from a few stone chips and was thinking of getting it re sprayed. Had a quote for £350 and one for £710 !

    Was just wondering what other options are available and in particular has anyone tried 'just' stripping the paint back and then polishing the aluminium itself.

    Possible or just a mad idea, what do you think?

    TIEAK
     
  2. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    Have you ever heard of aluminum corrosion? Very nasty. I would not do it.

    You could try spray film (Foliatec), it will be 30-40ish quid and you can remove it any time.
    Might even make some carbon effect with a fly screen. Paint it black, lay the fly screen on the bonnet and spray over it with silver :D
     
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  3. Binz

    Binz Copenworld Regular

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    if you did go back to bare metal you'd need to give it a clear coat lacquer to stop the corrosion Salieri mentioned. Another option is to keep current colour and get a company like chipsaway to sort the chips out - probably a lot cheaper than a respray.
     
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  4. hiramscodd

    hiramscodd Copenworld Regular

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    second hand bonnet?

    seems to be plenty breakers on the bay
     
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  5. Tieak

    Tieak Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks for all the notes...I did spend a pleasant bank holiday with a touch up paint filling in all the gaps.

    Not quite as good as new so think I'll my eye out for a second hand bonnet, sounds the best longer term route.
     

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