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Old 01-03-2010, 11:54 PM   #1
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Okay so my next project is painting the interior im planing on doing it white. how much paint should i buy and clear coat, and should i do any prepping after i take the pieces out or do i just paint them? thanks
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Okay so my next project is painting the interior im planing on doing it white. how much paint should i buy and clear coat, and should i do any prepping after i take the pieces out or do i just paint them? thanks
Doesn't take much paint. Take them out, sand them down, lay a couple light coats down, lightly sand them again, lay another light coat down, then lay a couple light coats of clearcoat. Make sure to let it dry in between coats.
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Im just planing on doing the vents the unit around my hu the piece above speedo and maybe the middle where shifter is. and you said sand it after i paint it too?
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Im just planing on doing the vents the unit around my hu the piece above speedo and maybe the middle where shifter is. and you said sand it after i paint it too?
Lightly, with a very fine sandpaper, before you put the clearcoat on. It will help it be all nice and smooth.
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Alright haha i went to walmart and they wouldn't sell me the paint guess you have to be 18 ill get someone to buy me some tonight to clear it up take pieces out, use rough sand paper before paint then put some coats on then lightly sand them then put clear coat on?
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I used Duplicolour carpet and fabric paint on my interior. It was the only paint I found that really stuck. Almost 3 years and still looks great.
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Alright haha i went to walmart and they wouldn't sell me the paint guess you have to be 18 ill get someone to buy me some tonight to clear it up take pieces out, use rough sand paper before paint then put some coats on then lightly sand them then put clear coat on?
Use some lower grit sandpaper to smooth out the parts initially, then use higher grit to fix imperfections in the paint
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This has been covered many many times.


You absolutely HAVE to prep the pieces before painting. They have silicone release agents on them from the molds in the factory and the paint will not stick. Plus there is a light texture on them that will show through the paint.

Take them off and sand the texture off with some 220 or 300 grit sand paper. Wipe them down with acetone or alcohol and let dry. Several coats of primer, let dry, then wet sand with 400 or 600 grit. Repeat if not smooth or there are areas that need filling. Light wet sand with 600 after final coat of primer, wipe down again, then paint. If the surface is smooth enough before paint I don't find you even need clear coat. A good gloss paint will look good enough, and clear coat is more likely to get fish eyes or orange peel if your painting condition aren't just perfect.
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