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Old 03-10-2008, 01:39 AM   #11
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I'll have to snap some day time pics. It'* not that sparkly, it just caught the flash. I think I like the other dash parts not matching, it somewhat accents the paint.
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I have a can of the original color paint if you're interested... PM me. But that looks like a good fix thus far.
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What did you do to the trim before painting? Did you clean it with warm water and soap then sprayed it on or did you sand it down a little?

Also how many coats did you use of the paint and what kind and how many coats did you use of clear?
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Sanded it down with 320, then 500 until completely smooth just to make sure the original finish was completely gone.

Used wax remover and cleaner on it very thoroughly.

Sprayed it with two VERY light coats of plastic adhesion promoter as it likes to run.

Let it sit for about a half hour under a space heater.

Sprayed it with the Duplicoat Metallic Texture spray, charcoal I believe. I first did a pretty heavy coat with the piece laying on the floor. I let it sit ten minutes, then hung it from the garage ceiling and sprayed it about eight-ten inches away lightly about three different times with ten minute intervals inbetween.

Didn't clear it and it seems fine and dry.
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Killer thanks! I think I'm going to do this with my dash and my center piece next time I have off from work

Now I'm just thinking if its going to match my dash were the mph and gas and rpm etc needles are...

Are you going paint yours? ( dash were needles are )
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Nah. I kind of like how it contrasts the vents and stuff. Only parts I may paint is the plastic piece behind the door handles, the rest I consider accenting.
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