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Audi A4 B5 DIY: Painting Lowers!

I did this on my 2001 Silver A4. Duplicolor has a "radiant silver" that matches our factory LY7W "silver" perfectly. They have the cans at local auto parts stores for about $5 for a 6oz. can. They also have clear coats in 12 oz. cans for $5 as well. You will also need a plastic adhesion promoter to prime the plastic. For the sides I used 4-6oz cans of silver and 2-12oz can of clear coat and 1-12oz. can of plastic adhesion promoter.

If you don't have silver, don't worry!
You can get YOUR color code here! (Just to name a few)

1) buy/gather all materials:
mask tape, paint, newspaper, jack/stands, respirator, goggles, gloves, etc.

2) deep clean (with dawn dishsoap or equivalant)

2.5) I did not remove my lower side moldings for painting, some do, but I didn't! It would be such a pain to remove them...not worth it!

3) dry completely and mask area

4) apply plastic adhesion promoter (read front & back for more tips)

5) apply color soon after, in very light coats for it to look best.

6) more color coats until desired match it achieved, took me 4 coats of color per side. I used basically half of a 6oz can for each coat.

7) apply first light clear coat when paint is dry, very light coat so the color coat doesn't run.

8) apply 1-3- more clear coats, heavier this time, after the first coat has almost dried completely.

Let that all dry overnight and demask very carefully!

Unwrap your work and enjoy!!

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