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Old 10-30-2014, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Intro to Painting Plastics

Introduced myself to the wonderful world of minor repair and painting of plastic interior pieces.

I was able to buy an inexpensive XTerra Console from David29 (thanks!)



Washed with soap and hot water to get the bulk of the dust and dirt off



Followed by Duplicolor Vinyl Prep (wax remover, vinyl degreaser, use outside, this is nasty stuff!)

Painted it with Filler Primer to fill in the surface scratches



Painted it with Dupli-Color Vinyl Paint... Didn't like it. Too high a gloss, plus there were these holes in the lid...naw, ain't gonna leave it like that... Back to paint



A little more Filler Primer, then fill the holes with a quality, non-shrinking, "Plastic Wood". Wait, see if there's still any sign of divots, put in a little more plastic wood.



Sand the top of the plastic wood with your finger, feather the edges...



Another light coating of Filler Primer.





then switched to Krylon Satin Fusion Paint for Plastics... I think it's a better look, plus a better spay device on the can...







Ready for brackets and install.
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:16 PM   #2
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Nice work, looks like a new part
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now I know where to get stuff refurbished. nice work.
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Whats the best way to match the factory blue interior when painting interior parts? I assume Nissan doesnt offer a perfect match in a rattle can.
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Whats the best way to match the factory blue interior when painting interior parts? I assume Nissan doesnt offer a perfect match in a rattle can.
Go to an automotive paint store and get them mix it for you. SEM offers a lot of colors in their rattle can line as well.
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I don't have help for you there. I deemed the blue interior of my D-21 to be hopelessly dated. I'm going for a black and light tan interior, with an updated exterior color.
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I used Krylon Fusion paint on the plastic front end parts on my '88 B2200 truck a few years ago, has worked well.
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