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I saw jeffDBFI's gallery photos. The door sill photo shows filled color accents. While his under hood photo shows a color SSR logo.

I had noticed the empty grooves on my sill and thought they should have been filled with color.

Is that an 03 only thing, or added by the owner? Jeff are you lurking around?
 
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Thats a very nice touch too. Too bad I have black and can't do the color fill on mine. I like the SSR logo though.
 

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If I remember correctly from an earlier post he had some down time (winter woes) and decided to do some personalizing. He did it all himself.
 

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Did it myself with paint pens

Oil based?? Did you sand or use a sovent to prep the surface first?? Looks cool - even though mine is black, I'd like to do the SSR logo.
 

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Cleaned with mineral spirits. Use a product called Decocolor paint marker, don't know if it is oil base or not.
 

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Door sills are plastic. Acrylic is a polymer based plastic, water based. I see no reason why it would not bond to the door sills. I have used uni posche paint pens on surfboards and a variety of surfaces but usually resurface with some type of eurothane or resin based material. I don't think that would be necessary on the SSR door sills. Simple green ought to clean up nicely and then apply the pen colors/color. If you have the pens, a reapply later should not be that big a deal. I personally think the red would look hot on the black. Have been considering that myself. They actually make some pretty awesome paints for plastics that look and feel like acrylic enamel that is oil based but it is water based. I have had great success with "model master Acryl" and have been considering using it on the engine insert for some cool skull type graphic to go with my skull and bones theme. They make some insane metallics that look just like regular candy colors. Check your local hobby store for them.
 

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On a black car, I'd say that the yellow or maybe some gold would still look good.

My car is red. I don't think I'd put red bars with the R already filled in red. White, silver and red would look good.
 

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I was wondering how the paint was holding up?

And the paint Cruzened is talking about, will they hold up under the hood with the heat?
 

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Have had the paint on for 3 months and have no problem. Used the minerl spirits to get the Armor All off that dealer put on.
 
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