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Painting valence... tips?

I requested to keep my old valance. I figured, that since the damage to the plastic isnt too severe, i may attempt to fix the damage myself and paint it... In your expereince, would this work or no?
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personally i wouldnt fix a plastic valance it never seems to hold up well had a few people i know try it and it cracked agian
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I requested to keep my old valance. I figured, that since the damage to the plastic isnt too severe, i may attempt to fix the damage myself and paint it... In your expereince, would this work or no?
Dave..

Have it fixed. Don't banter around with a bad situation you already have. The claim is in, let the work be done.
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oh im getting a brand new valance, they were going to toss my old valance, so i asked if they would just slide it into my bed for me, as a souveneer of sorts. figured, why not give it a shot. its not cracked, just has a few scuffs on it
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the best way to paint a plastic vailance is to let a shop do it.....they can add special additives to the paint so it will bond to the plastic.....

i tried painting mine 2 summers ago with the Fusion paint for plastics.....it didn't stick well.....when i hit a deer the body shop painted it with automotive paint with the plastic additives.......it hasn't peeled off in almost a year and a half.....
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the best way to paint a plastic vailance is to let a shop do it.....they can add special additives to the paint so it will bond to the plastic.....
i saw some commercial for spray paint that molecularly bonds to plastic.
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the only spray paint on the market that i know of is Krylon Fusion.....and that is what i used to paint mine the first time and it didn't hold up well at all...
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hey I have an 03 I think, valence in Andy's garage, if you're interested. It has round foglights..

I think though that its a lil warped from heat, so unless yours is covered with blood, it might not be as good.
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Just buy an edge valance, they come painted with new foglights.

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a new valance from ford is $419. ill try painting mine first. my shop doesnt wanna paint it cause they cant gaurentee it wont peel... igeuss i gotta find another shop thats a lil more adventurous... or try it myself... or find an 04 05 red egde in a JY.
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My painted valance will be for sale within 3-4 weeks..
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