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Bonnet catch plates......

PostPost by: Grizzly » Sat May 19, 2018 12:02 pm

Hi all.

Just a quick question, should the Bonnet catch plates on a 2 seater be painted or just bare alloy?
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When i repainted my car i painted them and frankly after a number of bonnet opens and closes they are starting to look a bit battered.... i'm tempted to clean the paint off them and leave them open but i'm just a little curious to know how they were originally done?
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sat May 19, 2018 5:10 pm

Mine have always been bare alloy.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Sat May 19, 2018 6:44 pm

And mine
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Sat May 19, 2018 10:31 pm

Original S4 : unpainted
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