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Old 05-11-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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Painting Plastic Parts

anybody ever taken a can of spraypaint to the interior of their car? i'm thinking about taking out the plastic armrest parts and the a/c control panel and spraypainting them both red to match my car. questions, comments, concerns and pics would be greatly appreciated.
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looks good for a while. stinks for a while. rubs off and looks nasty after a while. i recommend getting them painted with auto paint. last longer
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i have in my grand am it comes out clean just make sure you clean it really good and even scuff it up a little bit so it sticks better but do it in light coats or else you will get fish eyes ( indentions in the paint where grease has separated the paint) when all painted make sure you clear coat it to
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Re: Painting Plastic Parts

A lot of people paint their interior pieces. The vents pieces, center console pieces, and door cup panels seem to be the most popular. Take them out, spray them with a few base coats and clear and you're set.
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i have in my grand am it comes out clean just make sure you clean it really good and even scuff it up a little bit so it sticks better but do it in light coats or else you will get fish eyes ( indentions in the paint where grease has separated the paint) when all painted make sure you clear coat it to
would sandpaper work the best for scuffing it?
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i really dont feel like writing a how to... so i may copy over one of my old cars... gimme a minute to find it
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I sprayed my interior. I went to home depot and picked up some crylon fusion spray paint worked really good for me. Then clear coated.
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thats a little to rough if you can get your hand on some grey scotch rite pads those are the best for plastic i do this all the time in my auto body shop when customers ask me to but yeah scotch pad is the best
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thats a little to rough if you can get your hand on some grey scotch rite pads those are the best for plastic i do this all the time in my auto body shop when customers ask me to but yeah scotch pad is the best
How do the scotch pads work?
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the scotch pads work really good you just have to put some elbow grease into it and cirlces just like your sanding any thing but its good for plastic because it scuffs it but wont leave sand scratchs . you just have to push kida hard when you see it start to become white or dull you know that your looking for
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many have done it, works great when done right. Just remember the paint job is in the prep work, not the paint.
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Use a primer after you scuff it. It will make the paint stay on longer.
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yea and the level of the grit on the sandpaper is important, to low and the spray paint wont cover the scratches~ I think 550 or so is as low as the final scuff needs to be.
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just make sure you use paint made for plastic.
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just make sure you use paint made for plastic.
+1 you dont want to get the wrong stuff and it be sticky all the time
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what is plasti dip exactly?
i'll definitely take a look into the scotch rite pads. what are all the pieces do you do in your shop? i'm already planning the armrests where the window controls are, maybe the a/c panel (depending on whether or not i can cover up the dial indicators) and possibly the shifter "boot" (automatic, but don't know what to call the thing that covers it).
thanks for all the responses guys. mega helps!
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Anyone painted this piece? Also anyone got any interior painted pictures??
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I wouldn't paint those but aren't they aluminum?
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Their plastic I believe
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yeah I just checked they are plastic but I like mine the color they are but if you want to paint them make sure yoy use paint for plastic and prep your parts properly.
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I don't think I will.. It doesn't look bad as is
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I don't think I will.. It doesn't look bad as is
Yea I wouldn't either.
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Anyone painted this piece? Also anyone got any interior painted pictures??
just buy the shelby GT500 steering wheel they are dark charcoal painted and the wheel itself is much better... and they are cheap and easy to install.

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I kind like the way these are (the yellow steering wheel is not mine I stole the picture from another forum)
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Plasti dip those too. Guys are plasti dipping their brembo wheels on the 2011s and they look sick! It you dont like it,you can peel it right of like latex......you can even peel it off your paint.

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Plasti dip those too. Guys are plasti dipping their brembo wheels on the 2011s and they look sick! It you dont like it,you can peel it right of like latex......you can even peel it off your paint.
so you basically use it like regular paint, but it's latexy and doesn't coat like paint?
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so you basically use it like regular paint, but it's latexy and doesn't coat like paint?

Coats better than paint from what alot of guys are saying and protects better against rock chips.
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So you can spay it on there (just like you would with spray paint) and if it turns out bad you can just peel it off. That simple? Where can I get this condom paint
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If you can just peel it off so easy how does it protect against the rocks etc on wheels? Just curious, my hubs is getting ready to paint my wheels
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Plasti dip those too. Guys are plasti dipping their brembo wheels on the 2011s and they look sick! It you dont like it,you can peel it right of like latex......you can even peel it off your paint.

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And that actually looks good. Especially the trunk emblem. I was going to take it off and buy the black out panel but I think I will do that instead
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It protects because its more of a latex style texture so its not as hard as paint.There are guys spraying their chrome saleen wheels with it and they can just peel it off later if they want.

@ Dubya,I put a link a couple post back where you can check it out. Home Depot,$6 and some change per can.
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yea not bad
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Awesome stuff guys!
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