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Old 08-05-2004, 02:14 PM   #1
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You know those stupid ads you see on your favorite tv show? Well I was watching two guys garage on speed chanel, and they advertise Duplicolor'* products all the time. Well, I decided, okay I am going to go to their website, and see what they have, well they have a wide range of products, and I think I could use each and every one of them, somewhere on my bonneville. Has anyone had any experience with their products? I am extremly skeptical about their claims, even after seeing the "comsumer" photos. I have very little money, as pretty much all you know, and probably most of you have the same problem, so this would be a great thing for me, and others like me with little money to customize out their cars. I am tempted to run to the local junkyard and pick up the cheapest, crappiest fender to paint. I do however know, no matter what claims duplicolor has, that it will never be as good as the "real" thing, but if it looks good, is durable, and most importantly affordable, then where is the wrong in that?


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All I've used is the DupliColor (sp?) Bumper chrome. It looks the most like actual chrome of any of the "chrome" paints I've ever used.
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pix??? is it holding up well? are you happy with the results?


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I've used duplicolor. Their paint is pretty good. Not like a good real paint job though. I have used the "chrome" paint they offer. I've had it on my car for 2 months now and it still looks good. It does however, scratch very easily.. BTW, the part that I painted is the chrome around the license plate. That entire holder was painted with the duplicolor paint.

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I just realized you are in michigan, I I swear I reconize you're car.. I am having a lot of these invisonments of seeing people'* car'* lately..

When you say it scratches easily, do you mean if you where to take your fingernail and scratch at it, it will scratch? or by trying to wax it, it will just come out all scratched up?

BTW: it looks nice, from the picture at least.


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yup, running a fingernail across it will definately scratch it.. I'm nto sure if it'* just because it needs to cure more, or what.. It might harden as time goes on, I'm not sure. I have never tried waxing it. I get the impression that the paint would start to come off it you tried waxing it with a paste wax. I don't know if it'* only the chrome that is like that, or their other types of paint too..
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okay, tonight i'm going to go out and buy a can or two of their paints, and paint my mouse, see what happens.. if I like it, then i'll move onto other products... but if they can't figure out the right mixture for reg. paint, then they certainly can't for higher end stuff, like they advertise.


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I am tempted to run to the local junkyard and pick up the cheapest, crappiest fender to paint.
You may be better off by going to a body shop and asking for one of their old panels. Usually they will give it to you free. Great way to practice polishing or painting.
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okay, tonight i'm going to go out and buy a can or two of their paints, and paint my mouse, see what happens

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haha...are you serious! thats interesting...i thought of putting a blue led in my mouse, and stickers, but not painting
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yep, I painted it.. its awesome. I will eventually put green LED'* to backlight the keys in my keyboard, and if I have a few left over, I may put one under my mouse to give it a "ricer effect" lol. My remote is painted also. And soon to be - LAWNMOWER!! . I am going to paint my POS mower.. red, with white racing stripes.. that will look halarious!


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