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Old 10-05-2015, 08:52 AM   #1
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Painting RTR Spoiler?

I purchased an RTR aluminum spoiler a few weeks ago but have yet to install it on my car. It is powder coated in a very nice satin black, however as my car is UA black, obviously the blacks don't match up. I would really like to get the spoiler painted to match my car, however, as it is aluminum...would a paint/color match be doable without costing a small fortune (or even at all)?
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it's doable cheap if you can piggy back on someone who is already getting that color done...try to be nice at your local Ford dealer mayhap they'll cut you a deal if you are willing to wait.
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Thanks man, I'll have to check that out.

I don't mind paying the money to get it painted, I guess my biggest concern was if the prep (because of the aluminum/powder coating) would kill me as I would want it done right and not have to get it repainted a couple of years down the road.
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Thanks man, I'll have to check that out.

I don't mind paying the money to get it painted, I guess my biggest concern was if the prep (because of the aluminum/powder coating) would kill me as I would want it done right and not have to get it repainted a couple of years down the road.

You can paint right over powder coat.


With that said you could have it powder coated gloss black also.

OR you get a can of color match and have a go at it. I have had success painting my own stuff when it's small.
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You can paint right over powder coat.


With that said you could have it powder coated gloss black also.

OR you get a can of color match and have a go at it. I have had success painting my own stuff when it's small.
Really? Would painting over the powder coating hold up over time ok?

I actually got a quote of about $100 to have the spoiler powder coated gloss black, however the match wouldn't be identical...
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Really? Would painting over the powder coating hold up over time ok?



I actually got a quote of about $100 to have the spoiler powder coated gloss black, however the match wouldn't be identical...

It would hold up just fine. It's a great base to start with as long as it is scuffed up and prepped correctly.

The gloss black powder coat probably wouldn't be too far from a match. But yeah if you are looking for exact match I suppose you would want to have it painted UA (black color code)

Honestly though, I think flat/satin black is way better. More menacing, makes it pop a bit. Color matching it is going to make it blend in and be less noticeable. Just my thoughts.
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Ah...decisions, decisions

I think a matte black would look better (on my car) vs the satin...the stain looks like I might have been trying to match the black but missed the mark...

I'm ok with it blending though...I picked the RTR mainly because 1. I haven't seen many (if any) Mustangs around here with the same spoiler 2. It's not super aggressive, but more aggressive then the OEM base spoilers.

Thanks again for the help
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