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Old 11-12-2012, 12:34 AM
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:57 AM
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What did you paint it with? Looks nice
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:11 AM
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Color: flat black
Method: spray can (used one of those sprayer handle attachments which REALLY helped it lay down nice and even).
Dry sanded through the coating then wet sanded the rest. 2 coats of primer sanded in between followed by 3 flat top coats.


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Old 11-12-2012, 01:24 AM
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Choice work
Can't wait to see the rest of the project.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:27 AM
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I'll post more detailed pics on the vent and radio surround. Needs it BAAAD!


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Old 11-12-2012, 07:56 PM
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Got some plastic razors at ACE for under $2. Beats sanding x10. Followed with rubbing alcohol and scotch brite pad and 400 grit wet sand. Primed and ready for paint and flat sealer!

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:54 PM
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Do NOT use flat enamel sealer! Fortunately I tried it out on a small item beforehand. Scraped off just like the factory coating :-/


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Old 11-19-2012, 04:19 AM
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More completed :-)

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SO you ended up not using the flat enamel clearcoat?

What did you use to protect the paint? Are you keeping the paint flat?

I was wondering if the flat surface scratches more than a glossy surface. Thanks for the tips on the project!
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:44 PM
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SO you ended up not using the flat enamel clearcoat?
Correct! The stuff gunked up the second it hit the base coat.

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What did you use to protect the paint? Are you keeping the paint flat?
Using nothing.The majority of the scratches/blemishes were due to the factory coating being scratched. Worse comes to worse, I'll just repaint (easier next time :-) The flat I used is called "Painter's Touch" by Rustoleum. It is just slightly lighter in color compared to factory. I will keep it flat.

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I was wondering if the flat surface scratches more than a glossy surface. Thanks for the tips on the project!
I would imagine a gloss, unless a lighter color like white or tan, would show the scratches more. I'll have better info in a few months I would guess. Taking my time working on the radio/climate control, but I'll post pics on that when complete.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:08 PM
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Primer drying
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Oh yeah, man, ohh yeah, do mine do mine !

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:50 PM
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@PRM Easy stuff as long as the temps and humidity are good.


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Yep,oh well it was worth a shot! I guess I'll just have to do it myself.
That's nice work by the way.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:57 AM
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We'll see how it holds up. Has a little more blue color than the original (comparing to the outer forward pieces).
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I just took the center panel off, the one with all the stuff. Used Scotch Brite pads and then some 600 grit wet dry. Used some stuff like Armour All to get to a semi-gloss look. BUT yours looks nicer!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:27 AM
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Thanks PRM and WM!


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Old 02-07-2013, 10:45 AM
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Thanks for the tips on prepping the surfaces. Yours came out great. I've been thinking about painting mine the same color as is on the car, platinum gray.
I've had the forward most dash panel off before when I replaced my cabin filter. How are the other pieces to remove? I'm thinking about doing the grab handle end pieces, vase holder & other piece on the drivers side (is there a name for it, LOL?).
How are they removed?

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Looks good. You did it well.


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