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Old 09-20-2010, 10:11 AM
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Default TRIED to paint the Radio Bezel and Armrests...

So I took some parts outta my truck and tried to paint them silver so it would stand out....Primer was used but made the paint crack when it dried....Now I need some tips on removing the already dried paint off and how to CORRECTLY paint them lol....Can anyone help?
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:19 AM
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Default Re: TRIED to paint the Radio Bezel and Armrests...

i tried painting my arm rest also. huge mistake!! sticky! paint came out on my hands just nasty. so i did some custom reapostry in my truck. got a old black shirt i didnt like or get a new shirt of any color and i put it over the interior parts i painted. came out outstanding! but my radio bezel is white. got it the first try. you cant really mess that up on painting wise its plastic not material.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:27 AM
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Default Re: TRIED to paint the Radio Bezel and Armrests...

Yeah definately don't paint the armrests I tryed to paint mine and they were still tacky a week later. I ended wrapping them in suede that was left over from my headliner.

You can get the paint off with any type of paint stripper or some good ol hand sanding.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:28 AM
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Default Re: TRIED to paint the Radio Bezel and Armrests...

Yeah I painted the plastic part of the armrest where the power mirrors, windows, and locks are....with the grab handle
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:29 AM
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Default Re: TRIED to paint the Radio Bezel and Armrests...

Oh in that case it will be fine I thought you meant the actual vinyl armrest. I color matched that part to my truck.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:32 AM
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Default Re: TRIED to paint the Radio Bezel and Armrests...

I painted them Saturday and they are "Spotty" and it cracked in some places.....paint stripper takes it off good?
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:51 AM
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I painted them Saturday and they are "Spotty" and it cracked in some places.....paint stripper takes it off good?
just sand it down with 800 grit, sand it smooth, wash it with soap and water, let it dry and then paint it, light coats! I did mine in 4 coats then 3 clear coats. Remember to sand and wash them! As far as the door arm rests being tacky, Buggman knows how to do it so it isnt all tacky
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:01 PM
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Ok thanks!
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:16 PM
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I painted my armrests with duplicolor engine enamel (ceramic) and it dried fine and is not sticky. The paint must have a flex agent or something in it
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:08 AM
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Default Re: TRIED to paint the Radio Bezel and Armrests...

I used Duplicolor vinyl & fabric spray paint on mine the 2nd time & it looks prefect.

First time I used fusion & it was tacky 6 months after I painted it

I had to use paint thinner to get the mess off the armrests, then degreaser, then rubbing alcohol.

Spray several light coats of the vinyl paint & it was cured within a day.

For the bezel, I wet sand down to 800 grit, wash & wipe down with rubbing alcohol on a lint free cloth (I use those blue shop paper towels).
No primer, just several coats of fusion, sanding out any imperfections with 800 grit wet between coats, then 3 to 6 coats of krylon satin clear. I like the satin for a "less glossy, but still not flat" finish.

I also painted the upper parts of the door handle/switches panels, fog light valance, bumper insert, grille & fender flares using the fusion paint. It's great for plastic, but junk on pretty much anything else.

I have tons of pics on my truck stuff photobucket... link is in my sig.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:02 AM
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Default Re: TRIED to paint the Radio Bezel and Armrests...

Ok thanks!!!
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:18 AM
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Default Re: TRIED to paint the Radio Bezel and Armrests...

im going to get vinyl for mine right now. going right over the old junk
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:51 AM
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Default Re: TRIED to paint the Radio Bezel and Armrests...

Well I spent about 5 hours Saturday sanding down and repainting what I painted before....It turned out quite well. There are a few areas that the Dremel marked the plastic but all-in-all its much better than it looked before.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:24 AM
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Well I spent about 5 hours Saturday sanding down and repainting what I painted before....It turned out quite well. There are a few areas that the Dremel marked the plastic but all-in-all its much better than it looked before.
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:31 PM
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Default Re: TRIED to paint the Radio Bezel and Armrests...

thanks for the advice, im planning on painting the radio bezel bright red and the area around the handles along with the extra vents on the dash whats the name of the paint you used? Fusion paint? and that should work on all those pieces?
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