Prius v painted mud flaps

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  1. schmuly

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    Well I thought about for a couple days and bought the matching spray paint and clear coat to paint the mudflaps. Today at work it was slow so I took them off cleaned them and gave them a coat of paint for plastics as a primer. Then painted with 1F7 duplicolor, let dry in the sun then gave 2 coats of clear ...all out of spray cans.
    They look great I hope the paint cures and lasts a long time. When I get home I can add a pic of them.
     
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    here are some pics. If they work.
     

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    Very nice. I am now considering doing the same on my Silver V. Where did y0u buy the paint, an autosupply or dealer?
     
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    Looks great! Good work!
     
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    Thanks, I bought the paint at an auto supply store. I went to three different stores and could not find the paint code so I checked on line and Duplicolor made the color and through the website found which stores carried that brand.
    I used krylon paint for plastic (white) as a primer, as I had that paint in my garage already.
    Is your silver 1F7 also?
     
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    Yes 1F7 has been used for several years on toyotas.
     
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    Looks great but I have Blizzard Pearl and wonder if I can get away with just white or would that look stupid? Any opinions. Thanks
     
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    If you can get Blizzard Pearl in a spray can that would be my first choice, I am not sure of solid white.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I will find it in the pearl color. It will look much better. The pic looks fabulous!!! Hopefully I can do as good a job
     
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    Thanks, It is pretty simply, but don't do it indoors. Fumes are bad for you
     
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    I know this thread is over a year old but I wanted to check how your painted flaps have withstood the test of time so far. I'm thinking of doing to same on my 2012 Blizzard White. I'm also thinking of vinyl wrapping the mudguards as another option as well.
     
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    They are just like the day I did them. We have put about 15,000kms on them still look great.
    Colin
     
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    Here's mine. Bought the mudguards and have it painted at the dealership with BP color to match the car.
     

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    Any idea if the dealer used a spray can of Blizzard pear or if the body shop mixed the paint and shot them?
     
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    Any drag/MPG hit?
     
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    I doubt BP comes in a can. I believe it's a multi layer application of different paints. That's why there is a charge for the premium color when BP is selected as your vehicle's color.
     
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    Nice pic! Those are the U.S. mud flaps (not Euro) right? Do you mind if I ask what the flaps cost you and what the dealer charged to paint them?
    Also, curious what tint % you have. I went with 15%/50%. You may be darker.
     
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    Mudflaps are US version. Paid $90 for all 4. Tint is 5% all around except for front side windows. I don't think they used a can spray for this.
     
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    Air Boss, No change in MPG with the mudflaps
     
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    Interesting.
     
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