Painting Interior plastics

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  1. Frinzo

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    Was wondering what will be the best way to paint the factory interior plastics?

    I was going to scuff the plastics and use adhesive promoter and then spray paint for plastics.
     
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    Clean clean clean. I wash all my panels with hot water little soap and "tsp" found at home depot. Scuff with a red scuff pad then wash with hot water and "tsp" only. The dry and couple light coats of adhesion promoter and then prime, paint and if you like some clear. I don't like the shine take away from the oem look.
     
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    Scotchbrite and adhesion promotoer or self etch primer
     
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    I thought self etching primer was more for metals, wasn't it?
     
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    And if you are going to use rattle can paint use KRYLON FUSION, the best stuff out there!:cool:
     
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    Idk i rarely paint plastics. I figured there would be a similar product lol
     
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    I used the cheapest stuff off the shelf...$1 a can type spray paint.

    I could probably tell people i had a shop professionally spray them, lol.

    Its all about the prep work!

    Then again, its just my dash pieces...Not like they see much abuse.

    I threw some cheap flat black on the kick panels for the hell of it and even they have held up nice.

    If its sanded, decontaminated, paint and environment are warm and clean, it should lay down and stick just fine.

    I didn't use any primer...
     
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    SEM trim black is good stuff. Ive scraped stuff i painted with it and it hasnt came off
     
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    Thanks for the help everyone.. Pulled all thebparts out of the storage.. Time to clean it all and get ready for the unfun part of the prep work.
     
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    I used Krylon Fusion a few years ago and is still holding up well
     
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    Best rattle can paint out there,for plastic ,wood or metal & I think can be used on glass also!!
     
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    I bought Rust-Oleum American Accent spray paint. I figured Krylon is the best, but wanted to try Rust-Oleum as I have had good result with there other spray paint.

    Most of the paint is good from the first time I painted my plastic, but the kick panels are probly the worst. I looks like the plastic is falling apart and not the paint chipping off.
     
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    Rustoleum is always good. It pretty general purpose and its never failed me on anything lol
     
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    THERE IS NO RATTLE PAINT THAT PERFORMS LIKE THE ONE I SAID ,PERIOD ! I'VE BEEN HOT RODDING FOR A LONG TIME & THIS IS MY FINDGING!!
     
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    @TRUCK ACTION, I believe u, but i like trying new stuff, if it looks like crap then ill redo it. Pain to redo, but I like to learn also. I will post up the results in my build thread when I'm done.
     
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    What did you end up doing Frinzo and how did it turn out. I have an 88 that needs some interior plastic trim replaced Would like to keep it the stock Toyota blue color or close to it. The parts I find in good shape are always the wrong color.
     
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    Salabim, I haven't painted my plastics. Had things come up and just never got around to doing it. It will be awhile before I paint them as I leave for military schooling for 4 months. So I will get them painted when I get back. Don't be afraid to try painting a part. If anything you can always scuff and repaint.
     

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