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Which paint?

PostPost by: Breezehill » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:37 pm

Carrying out a full refurb of the boot, carpets, underfelt etc. However the uncovered areas of the boot look like they were black so plan is to do the same, but any ideas on what type of paint to use as I'll probably need to brush it on.
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PostPost by: Donels » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:52 pm

Try Halfords brush-on matt black enamel. It's easy to use and does a great job.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:29 pm

Satin black, rattle can may be easier to get into the nooks and crannies betterer!
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:17 pm

theres a few areas on a plus 2, the early ones at least, that have a bit of black paint applied. Mainly I suspect to hide the gaps where the trim meets and in the nose to keep the licence plate legal ( at least I believe that's the case). The boot's a good place for a trial.
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PostPost by: rolbydo » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:55 am

I used satin black also, and it is holding up well so far.
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