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Old 02-28-2004, 10:23 AM   #1
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i was just wondering what is the best way to paint your interrior. I want to paint the black parts like the piece around the cluster, heat, and shifter. whats the best way to make the paint stick. i plan on using boyds moddle paint true blue perl. thanks in advance for any/all help.
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Old 02-28-2004, 10:38 AM   #2
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degrease it really good, then scuff it with like 2000 or something, and then degrease it. Have a heat lamp or light on the parts while your painting them.
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Old 02-28-2004, 11:26 AM   #3
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Ive done it two ways. The old sand, primer, sand, paint, sand, paint...etc and then some coats of clear, This gives it a nice shine and is quite durable. I was at a local parts store and saw some plastic paint. This paint only works well on unpainted surfaces. I put three coats on a few pieces in my car. It goes on smooth and kinda floats its self out. And it is very durable. Its like a plastic shell.
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Old 02-28-2004, 04:04 PM   #4
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so do i need to use primer or not. i already have the paint. im trying to get all this done before i send my car off to have the tranny rebuilt week after next
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Old 02-28-2004, 04:26 PM   #5
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When I painted mine I just cleaned it off really good with water and dried it with a towel. Then sprayed it in about 5 layers of color and 3 of clear. Sticks and shines good. DO NOT use dish soap or anything of the sort.. it'll bubble up and peel off.
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Old 02-28-2004, 04:57 PM   #6
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you dont really need primer depending on what paint you use. But i would recommend using primer for normal paint. Like i said before, there is a "plastic" paint that you dont need primer for, but you want to use it on clean plastic. And i would recommend painting in a warm area. I live in new york and i tried painting tonight in my garage without any heat and the paint doesnt stick worth shit.
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Old 02-28-2004, 05:05 PM   #7
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i have had very good results by doing the following:

-cleaning parts with denatured alcohol and water (1:2 parts)
-using some fine sandpaper (1200grit;to give the primer something to hold on to)
-cleaning the parts again with a damp cloth
-2 thin coats of primer (duplicolor is good) w/ 20 mins in between to dry
- 2 to 3 VERY thin coats of your base (i used car paint - Duplicolor)
-once the base dries over night finish it off with a coat a clear

these steps will give you surprising results
the important thing to keep in mind is patience

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Old 02-28-2004, 05:35 PM   #8
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well im going to use plastic model paint thats why i was wondering about the primer, and i have a little over a week to get it done before it goes to the shop so time isnt a problem. the problem is patience, i really like to see results
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Old 02-28-2004, 06:22 PM   #9
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well you need patience when painting anything, speed leads to mistakes and runs and just overall crappy looking paint jobs. So take your time.
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Old 02-28-2004, 06:26 PM   #10
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ok ok ill slow down prolly start the paint work tomarrow so ill have plenty of time
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