Colour Coding

RG Auto refinishing are able to totally colour code your car.

Colour coding the arches and lips on the car is the quickest, simplest, cheapest and most visually effective modification that you can make to the car. We have never worked out why some car dealers do not offer this as a direct service- it just looks so right!!

We have developed a high quality colour coding service, and are happy to fit the items for you or alternatively to post the items out. The basic package starts with the black plastic arches and lips. Correctly painting them is a very involved job which takes a varied amount of time in the body shop. How is this done? Details below:

  1. First job is one of the most important – chemically clean the plastic items to remove all traces of releasing agent, wax and silicone. This is a two stage process using high quality ultra strong paint preparation panel wiping chemicals.

  2. Thoroughly sand the complete components using a wet and dry paper – wet. The most important areas for adhesion are the corners, groves and edges. These are the hardest bits to reach, but are the most important to prepare.

  3. The items to be painted are then carefully placed on painting tables, secured using the mounting clips so they will not be blown away.

  4. They are then sprayed with a plastic adhesion promoter. This is a clear liquid that soaks into the plastic allowing the primer that is to follow to bond fully to the plastic. This must be allowed to penetrate and dry naturally which often takes up to 30 minutes.

  5. The next stage is to paint everything with a high build 2 pack primer. This has 20% flexible additive added to it to allow the primer to flex with the very flexible plastic – failure to add this will almost certainly cause the paint to peel off later.

  6. Once fully cured  the items are then thoroughly wet flatted to provide a good key for the final paint.

  7. The items are once again cleaned using preparatory cleaning solutions, and painted using a 2 stage clear and base finish. Once again this has flexible additive in the paint. They are again left for a couple of days to cure fully before being ready to post out to customers, or alternatively to fit to a customers car.

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