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Old 04-15-2013, 06:39 AM   #1
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2013 Heat Exchanger

Howdy I have a 2013 Shelby and really hate the heat exchanger texture when I wax the car I have to be really careful not to hit it or I get the dreaded white swirls. I have something that cleans it off but I would like to make it smoother. Would plastic dip be smoother or is there anything else I could do it to make it easier? Thanks
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Plasti dip can be good but it collects dirt like crazy. You can use a spray in clear coat to make it look great. I can show you a picture later of something I did that way.

Another option is duplicolor paint they have this stuff that's good for vinyl / interrior dash pieces. I used this stuff for a few interrior pieces on my 1973 MG and it came out GREAT. Its solid easy to clean and it dies have a nice look to it.

http://www.duplicolor.com/products/vinylFabricCoating/
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:10 AM   #3
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Plasti dip can be good but it collects dirt like crazy. You can use a spray in clear coat to make it look great. I can show you a picture later of something I did that way.

Another option is duplicolor paint they have this stuff that's good for vinyl / interrior dash pieces. I used this stuff for a few interrior pieces on my 1973 MG and it came out GREAT. Its solid easy to clean and it dies have a nice look to it.

Dupli-Color :: Vinyl & Fabric Coating
Thanks the only thing I don't not like about this car is the heat exchanger texture I have to figure out a way to make it smooth. I will look into the paint you are talking about and see what it can do for me.
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Thanks the only thing I don't not like about this car is the heat exchanger texture I have to figure out a way to make it smooth. I will look into the paint you are talking about and see what it can do for me.
What I did with some if my interior pieces with texture was just sand them down with some 600 grit sand paper. Than paint them.

Plasti dip will just form around any texture as you can see in this picture. I used plasti dip on the dash to save from having to tear the whole thing out for painting.
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What I did with some if my interior pieces with texture was just sand them down with some 600 grit sand paper. Than paint them.

Plasti dip will just form around any texture as you can see in this picture. I used plasti dip on the dash to save from having to tear the whole thing out for painting.
I guess Plastic Dip is out I am just wondering how that interior paint will hold up. I think I will buy another heat exchanger and drop it off at a paint shop to color coordinate it to my colors. That way I can keep the original one and practice on a spare one. I will post pictures when I get it done.
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The Interior paint I would put a clear coat on top of it so it will last
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Inside the car is diffant the outside I used It on the out came off within a year , I put clear coat on this with the same kind of paint ,last two years and still running strong and I play almost every day
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Thanks I just priced a second heat exchanger to do this (the cost is really not that much). I am not sure if I will do mine or buy another one and try it. I have a few other things I want to do first but after this weekend cleaning and waxing this is moving to the top of the get it done list.
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Thanks I just priced a second heat exchanger to do this (the cost is really not that much). I am not sure if I will do mine or buy another one and try it. I have a few other things I want to do first but after this weekend cleaning and waxing this is moving to the top of the get it done list.
I would buy a spare. That way if it doesn't work perfect you will have something to fall back on. Deffenatly use a spray on clear coat. It will look factory and should clean up easily
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