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Old 01-31-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
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Has anyone either painted or replaced their rocker covers? I have a 2011 gt/cs. Would like to have body color on these
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I've seen mustang with them painted the same as the body color of the car. I don't think it should be a problem.
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plastic ain't easy to paint but a pro can do it. I've seen phots of a couple of people who did this. I think it's a big improvement.
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I have the race red color on my 2011, and prefer the black rocker panels for contrast. However, I see that the OP appears to have a black Mustang, so they offer no contrast on this car.

Plastic can easily be painted. My son works as an adjuster at a body shop. They do this often. It just requires the correct prep work, and a flex agent added to the paint.
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Has anyone either painted or replaced their rocker covers? I have a 2011 gt/cs. Would like to have body color on these
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Have non painted ones on my 11 & prefer them to the painted ones on the 14. Have purchased Roush rocker & rear splitters for the 14 to protect against rock chips.
Whoever decided to paint the rockers should be horse whipped.
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Have non painted ones on my 11 & prefer them to the painted ones on the 14. Have purchased Roush rocker & rear splitters for the 14 to protect against rock chips.
Whoever decided to paint the rockers should be horse whipped.
Well I guess if we all thought the same, everyone would have the same car. I just don't like trying to wax around the plastic trim, and think its a much cleaner look.
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Although I like the painted look, I am glad not to have to worry about stone chips down there on the rocker panels. Same with my mirrors also. Painted mirrors are also susceptible to stone chips.
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I like them painted myself. Never understood the bra idea either. Why make ur car look like chit to save for the next guy.
Painted mirrors and rockers look much cleaner to me.
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I guess the one advantage I have is they blend in with matte black stripes.

I never liked bras either, for the same reason you gave as well as just covering up the face of the car in general. If you hide it, you can't enjoy it.
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I personally like the non painted rocker panels better than the painted because I think it helps break up the side of the car.
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