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Old 05-22-2013, 09:01 AM   #1
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Painting knobs

So to the knobs for the AC is it possible to just paint then or so you need to buy a certain paint planning on painting then Maroon red being that's the color if my car

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What do I need to paint the panels too? Like in the door just dollar general interior paint
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I don't think I'd use Dollar General paint. I'd look at the American Muscle Interior Restoration paint or Eastwood paints. You're going to want a paint with good adhesion designed for car interiors. You're looking at about $15 a can but well worth it.

Also, you're going to want to make sure the parts you want to paint are free of any surface agents like Armor All, etc. A good cleaning and priming will ensure a long lasting paint job.
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Real easy to do. I have an 04, so not 100% sure on other years, but simply pull them straight off. Flip em over, and with a pair of needlenose pliers pull out the clear plastic piece that the lights shine thru on. Clean em and then prime em with a primer made for plastics. Use a good quality plastic paint. I push nails thru a cardboard box, and rest the knobs on the nail, that lets you cover the whole piece

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Heres an after pic of my knobs, lol.Good luck
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I don't think I'd use Dollar General paint. I'd look at the American Muscle Interior Restoration paint or Eastwood paints. You're going to want a paint with good adhesion designed for car interiors. You're looking at about $15 a can but well worth it.

Also, you're going to want to make sure the parts you want to paint are free of any surface agents like Armor All, etc. A good cleaning and priming will ensure a long lasting paint job.
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Real easy to do. I have an 04, so not 100% sure on other years, but simply pull them straight off. Flip em over, and with a pair of needlenose pliers pull out the clear plastic piece that the lights shine thru on. Clean em and then prime em with a primer made for plastics. Use a good quality plastic paint. I push nails thru a cardboard box, and rest the knobs on the nail, that lets you cover the whole piece

Heres an after pic of my knobs, lol.Good luck
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you gonna polish the knobs afterwards?
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you gonna polish the knobs afterwards?
Planning on making em glossy maroon so yeah haha
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Planning on making em glossy maroon so yeah haha
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Can you come polish my knobs after lol I wonder if I could do this to the round knobs on my 11
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