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Old 09-28-2003, 02:23 PM   #1
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Interrior Paint help

Ok, the tutorial for painting the interrior is good for telling me how to get the stuff out, but it doesnt really explain the process. should i sand down all of the parts before applying paint? also should they be primered? for all of you who have done the painting how many coats of primer/paint/clearcoat did you do? thanks!


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i painted my interior recently and came out really good. i just took them out, washed them good with soap and water, then i did 3 coats of primer and make sure theres no runs, then 3 coats of paint, and then 5 really thin coats of clear coat. they came out really good, it is super clean and had like a mirror finish.
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cool, how much did the paint and stuff cost?
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yeah. that sounds about the same as how i did it. take them out, rinse with water. sometimes a REAL light alcohol rinse, to get any kind of oil off the surface. then 2 coats primer, 3 coats paint. then 3 coats clearcoat. i have yet to have a single problem.

i only have a good picture of the guage surround, but here's the finished product. i masked off the "inset" area, so it creates a nice contrast in color.

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that looks really sharp. how long does it take to dry? my car is a daily driver so will i be dricin around without those parts for a couple days?
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i did mine and i used krylon spray paint. it only takes about like 12 mins. to dry but i waited like 20 between coats just to be safe.
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i used a weekend to do mine. i know you don't need NEARLY as much time as that, but i painted everything on saturday afternoon, let it dry overnight, and then put everything back in on sunday.
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that looks really good scironzts. good job
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thanks. :) i'm gonna eventually do some more painting, but i'm keeping it subtle for now.
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cant wait to see your final project
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