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Old 02-08-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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Painted my walnut interior trim today

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Made a trip to home drpot today and bought some paint! 2 cans of spray on black plasti dip, and 2 cans of rustoleum ckear coat. Click image for larger version

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I ended up using both cans of the plasti dip and one can if the clear. The clear is essential if you dont want to scratch the black paint. So I removed all the dash panels including the shifter plate and shifter Click image for larger version

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ID:	489967 I just used a plastic panel removal tool from AutoZone. I used some windex to clean the pieces and then started my first if six coats of paint. I then used 3 coats of clear. The clear left a slight texturized finish but I like it. It will look good with the beige interior
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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Just waiting for them to dry so I can re install
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:41 PM   #3
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if you did not use promoter, that will peel. you'll see small chips.

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:20 PM   #4
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Oh I didnt but I have done other cars for people in the past and they are yet to complain. I just did my own today. But I will next time thanks for the tip. And here are the installed picsClick image for larger version

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And I'll get some daytime ones tomorrow
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:05 AM   #5
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Another perfectly good looking oem tan wood interior bites the dust
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:22 AM   #6
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Another perfectly good looking oem tan wood interior bites the dust
Yes indeed it has. The wood was all cracked from the texas heat and I just wanted a change.

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:32 AM   #7
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:44 AM   #8
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it looks tacky..
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:45 AM   #9
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:41 AM   #10
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It looks awful! Looks like he painted it with plasti dip in his garage when it was 30 degrees outside so it came out all lumpy.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:51 AM   #11
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Why not just sand the trim down, and do the paint right? Wouldn't be that much harder, and would look much better!
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:28 AM   #12
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eh...no. looks bad, im sorry.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:40 PM   #13
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stay away from the plastidip man, look into a vinyl wrap, pretty easy and looks better
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oh god.. plastidip infected trim... why spend all that time just to plastidip.. i would have sanded and done gloss black paint.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #15
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+1 thats what I did.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:35 PM   #16
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plasti-dip adhesion issues by nature. windex as a cleaner prior to paint = more adhesion issues. no scuffing to existing base prior to paint = much more adhesion issues. keep us posted.
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oh god.. plastidip infected trim... why spend all that time just to plastidip.. i would have sanded and done gloss black paint.
That sounds like it would look good.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:19 PM   #18
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:38 PM   #19
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Low energy surfaces need at least grit paper and adhesive like promoter prior to spraying. it is cheaper just to sand down, but then youll see the beautiful black background and the film peeling off. it's been 5 years sice I painted mine, and they are still in perfect shape. grit, promoter, primer, paint and clearcoat...simple
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Grit paper? Is this the same as sandpaper? I'm confused now. :/
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