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Old 09-16-2010, 10:09 PM
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use duplicolor "vinyl and fabric " ... i use it for my ranger ..............you should only use duplicolor paint ..its made for automobiles and works great wont look regular paint like krylon paint .........use duplicolor
I'd second the Duplicolor vinyl/fabric paint for the dash.
The dash is made of that vinyl over foam core & the fusion paint should work.... you might run into what happened to me when I painted my armrests...
I cleaned the armrests very well, sprayed several light coats of fusion, let set for a while & installed. It was still a little tacky, so I let it set a day, then a week, then a month, then 5 months... it was still tacky!!!
I had to remove the door panels AGAIN, remove the armrests AGAIN, clean off the gooey paint crap & paint AGAIN with the vinyl & fabric paint.
It dried in a day & looks great... although I did manage to scrape a spot in the pass side door down the gray underneath (and I haven't had time to touch it up).

The vinyl paint was just a few bucks more than the krylon fusion (from the local auto parts store) and I painted both armrests with several coats & only used about half a can.

I'd guess it would only take 2 cans or less for the dash.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:28 PM
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use duplicolor "vinyl and fabric " ... i use it for my ranger ..............you should only use duplicolor paint ..its made for automobiles and works great wont look regular paint like krylon paint .........use duplicolor
I don't know what look "regular krylon paint" has, but it sure looks good everytime I use it. Just search these threads for Krylon Fusion and see how many people use it and how well it works. Not to take away from Duplicolor, I hear good things about that too, but I know Krylon Fusion paint works splendidly...
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:11 PM
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Do not spray the dash it is still in the ranger, Take it out, seriously 30mins top and my dash is out, I have done this a dozen times, also if you want great results, than take it out, sand it down with 250-300 grit than 1000-1200 grit, for smoothness, than spray a great adhesion promoter, no need for primer, and than spray your color of choice using semens spray paint for vinyl/fabrics
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:13 PM
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oh yea and in my opinion, krylons for amateurs, lol
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:37 AM
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be sure to take some pics of your project
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:43 PM
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Yea when i do get to it, Im taking the dash out. I will look into the duplicolor, and alast i will deff take pix
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:39 PM
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I used krylon on most the plastic peices in my 92 ranger about 8 light coats is perfect no chip or peel! people ask if I got it professionally done. Nope just a tiny tiny bit of sanding an cleaning is it!
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:49 PM
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how hard would it be to paint all the plastic peices in the truck except for steering wheel
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:12 PM
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dude. its just two simple bolts underneath the radio bezzle to take that off. you need a socket wrench that will fit the size bolt.
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:07 AM
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dude. its just two simple bolts underneath the radio bezzle to take that off. you need a socket wrench that will fit the size bolt.
7mm socket
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