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I am 15 and for my first car my mom is giving me her escape and it is an 05 xlt. So I love the suv but i dont like the seperate colored bumpers and skirts it is silver and the bumpers and skirts are grey. Could i get all the escape painted Black with out buying new bumpers and skirts????
 

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Painting the entire car is an expensive proposition. If you were providing all the labour and owned your own paint booth, it would still cost hundreds, if not easily over $1,000.

I would recommend painting the bumpers the body color if your wanting a monochrome theme. That won't be cheap, but it's affordable for someone just starting out.

Of course, if money is no object then spend away.
 

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I would just paint the bumper skirts etc, to match the rest of your escape, my ltd is like that and i think that all escape ltd had matched bumpers,,That would be the cheapest way for you to acheive the look you want,you would use the same base/clear paint that you would use on the metal parts of your truck but you would add something called a flex agent to the paint to help it expand and contract with the temp. so it will not crack, you would first start by useing wax and silicone remover on all trim you want to pain to remove any wax etc, then use a scotchbrite pad to scuff down all the rubber/polyurathane parts to be painted then wipe it down with primewipe to clean the surface again, mask off the rest of the truck to not get overspray on it,shoot a flexable primer, then once dry you will thenshoot the base color with the flex agent mixed in,give it the proper coverage and once that has flashed off you will shoot the clear coat again with flex agent and give it the proper coats, Ive done it many times in the past ,doing it yourself will save you alot of money but not everyone has everything needed to do this,and paint supplies now adays are not cheap and takeing it to a body shop to do this i would say cost about well over $1000.00, Dino
 
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