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Decided to paint the rocker guards on my 07 accord i4 and thought i might share my experience and methods used to help others.


Locating the paint was tedious but after 3 Canadian tires and autoparts store I found the exact color to match my car. (Alabaster silver) Also picked up primer and clear coat.

Make sure to also get a face mask and eye protection:yes:



Alabaster Silver Metalic. NH-700m. Candian tire SKU:47-9020



To take off the panel first remove the 3 screws on the mud guards. Make sure to turn the wheels so access it easier



Then underneath the car you will see 3 clips. one on each side and one in the middle, just stick a Flathead screwdriver and pop them open. Then with a rubber mallet gently hit the rocker guard forward towards the car and it should slide forward and come off. Now wash it good.



Sand the 2 pieces down with wet 200 grit sandpaper until it was smooth



I put on 3 coats of prime for safe measures:thmsup:. Wait 10 minutes between coats and take your time. I then sanded it down with wet 600 grit. Should look something like this when finished



Then give it a quick wash, make sure it completely dry, i used a hairdryer



Wait 1 hour then clean it off an begin spraying with the silver coat. Very light coats, 10 minutes between each one. I did 4 coats to perfectly match the color. The 2 cans lasted perfectly to finish the 4. Patience is key to painting and DO NOT OVER SPRAY!



I don't paint the bottom of it to save paint :)

After the 4th coat of silver I waited 1 hour before applying clearcoat. I also used 4 light coats to give it a smooth and shiny finish.



And then put back on the car. Apply it back on same steps as when disassembled.







It turned out great and matched the color perfectly.
Big thanks to Nexon and the other members for their help since I've never painted car parts before I needed all the help T can get:thumbsup:
 

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I wish I had the skills, nice job. :thmsup:
 

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Looks good. Should have painted the splash guards too.....

You did a great job! Since you have the technique use the same steps to wet sand the color coat with 1500 or 2000 and the clear coat. A little rubbing,polishing cmpd. and you'll be finished. With what you have learned with the rocker panel and maybe the splash gaurds, you can paint anything.
GOOD JOB!
 

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Looks good. Should have painted the splash guards too.....
Very nice, :thmsup: I was thinking the same thing lookin at the pics.... Guess ev one else was too:yes:
 

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Looks good!

I have a can of that not doing anything - now that I know it looks good I might actually use it for something :)
 

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thanks alot guys, im planning on doing an iphone and gps dash integration soon and will definitely document the process :banana:
 

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Good stuff man! I didn't know LX models didn't come with a chrome trim around the windows, I like the look a lot better than with the chrome. :)
 

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Good stuff man! I didn't know LX models didn't come with a chrome trim around the windows, I like the look a lot better than with the chrome. :)
My LX came with the chrome trim.
I just painted my side skirts too!! A friend took it to his dealer and did both for $35.
 

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looks good, I didnt know rattle cans come out so well...maybe i'll do my 06 bumper after i buy about 20 cans :D
 
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