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    what about painting the top dash what would the best process be to get paint to stick? and look good

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    Originally posted by keepinitsimple
    what about painting the top dash what would the best process be to get paint to stick? and look good


    If you want it just painted, follow the steps above to clean and prep it and then paint it.

    If you want it smooth for a glass like finish, clean and prep it as above and then lay a layer of filler primer over it. Do that in 3 steps or so till all the grain is out. Sand it smooth using the wet sand method and 220 grit. The lay some paint on it.

    Now understand this..... if you push really hard on top of the dash, you can crack it. Although in all my years I have yet to see someone lay on top of their dash, or kneel on it, I suspect your dash wil last for plenty of show seasons. I know people who have done this plenty and the dash looks awsome still.


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    Do you recommend armorall on painted and cleared coated plastic surfaces?
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    Good question about the armor all. I don't do it on my painted pieces but they're just cheaply done with plain plastic spray paint and not the methods he laid down. I'm definitely gonna have to do it right when I get time. This thread is going in my favorites.
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    Yeah that is a good question, and my answer is this... Armour All is the Devil.

    Unless of course you have a stock interior, then it works good.

    For painted peices, I use Meguiars Quik Wax after the paint has cured at least once a month and then use Mequires Quick Detailer when you clean it up. Spray on, wipe off, flip cloth and wipe again.




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    ok i have a ?. i have pieces that i used a spray can and what can i use to protect it? will the meguiars quik detailer work? or do i have to spray it with some clear first?

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    Originally posted by oranges10
    ok i have a ?. i have pieces that i used a spray can and what can i use to protect it? will the meguiars quik detailer work? or do i have to spray it with some clear first?
    I just cleared the hell out of mine both for shine factor and as a little added protection.
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    well im glad to know I don't have to layer on fiberglass on the soft dash pad to get great results....:D

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    Originally posted by oranges10
    ok i have a ?. i have pieces that i used a spray can and what can i use to protect it? will the meguiars quik detailer work? or do i have to spray it with some clear first?



    Clean it really good and clear it for best results.
    But just using that detailer will work ok also.


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    painting plastic

    I agree with using adhesive promoter BUT Krylon just came out with a spray paint designed for plastic. I got lucky the plastic I had to paint was black It came out GREAT!!! The exact type of paint is Krylon "FUSION" I think it comes in about 5 or 6 colors. Another REALLY great interior paint is called S.E.M. but you have to first get your interior color code first. I used the S.E.M on some old (came with the car) white bucket seats in a 69 camaro. Those didnt come out too bad but painting vinyl seats is REALLY TOUGH and won't hold up too long before they start to crack. I would give the Krylon Fusion a shot! good luck! peace! Hman

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    where can you get the "spray filler primer"?? home depot or lowes?
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    Originally posted by the_mind
    where can you get the "spray filler primer"?? home depot or lowes?



    If you are talking about the spray can kind, let me suggest this.
    SEM Filler Primer.
    It is really, really thick for something that comes out of a can. And it lays out smooth. Sands easy.
    You will have to pick it up at your local autopaint supply store. About $14 a can. But worth it.

    If that is not an option for ya, then the Duplicolor Filler Primer, (Grey color only), can be bought at Wal-Mart, Auto Zone, Advanced Auto or any of the other parts places.

    Never looked for it in Home Depot or Lowes.


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