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Old 12-09-2005, 09:00 PM   #1
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Need help on painting Dash trim

hey can any 1 plzz tell me step by step on how to do this?
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:49 PM   #2
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hey can any 1 plzz tell me step by step on how to do this?
I found these directions one guy used on another forums, he said it worked for him, very tedious though.

"-remove pice from car
-wash down with soapy water, dry off
-sand with 320 grit sand paper
-wash with soapy water to remove sanding particles and dry off
-sand with 320 grit then wash and dry again
-spray LIGHT LIGHT coat of primer, allow 20+ minutes to dry
-sand piece with 320 grit sand paper and wash and dry
-spray a second LIGHT LIGHT coat of primer allow 1 hour or more to dry
-spray LIGHT LIGHT coat of desired color allow to dry
-repeat at least 3 more times leaving 20 minutes to dry inbetween coats
-allow 1 hour or more to let last coat of paint dry
-spray 3 or more light coats of enamel
-allow 24 hours to dry
-place piece back in car

that method worked very well for me, the only thing is to be careful what u use to clean it with... there are a lot of solvents that can eat the paint up"
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:50 PM   #3
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Steps:
1. Buy vinyl paint in the color you wish
2. Remove trim
3. Wash trim with soap and water
4. Dry thoroughly
5. Shake paint well
6. Spray 6-10” away from surface of trim, slowly move left to right making sure that your off the trim when you make your swipe back. (Stopping any where along the surface of the trim with the paint will cause uneven paint coverage, and possible drip)
7. Allow to dry for 6 - 10 hours, re spray using the same technique
8. Allow to dry again for one more day
9. Reinstall trim


Hope this helps

I painted the interior of my car with this method, and worked very well for me.
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Old 12-10-2005, 04:13 AM   #4
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1 question when sanding the dash are pices of trim doesnt it leave ripples are any marks when u paint it?
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Old 12-10-2005, 04:52 AM   #5
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1 question when sanding the dash are pices of trim doesnt it leave ripples are any marks when u paint it?

320 is extremely fine sandpaper. It will probaly have no effect visible to the eye. What it will do is make extremely small bumps on the surface of the dash, these bumps allow the paint, primer, or whatever grip the surface better. At least, im assuming thats what it does, ive never done it to plastic, thats what you do to metal; i repainted my computer case.
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Old 12-10-2005, 07:14 AM   #6
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Ive never heard of sanding plastic... sanding is good for fiberglass and metal... but I think unessasery to plastic. Plastic and esspically that vynal stuff that dashes are made of have small bumps and ridges that the paint can grab on.

I didnt sand my dash and its been painted for 6 months so far with no issues.


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Old 12-10-2005, 07:29 PM   #7
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wow thats pretty awesome. i want mines red to but alittle more shiney
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