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Sirthrashalot 01-06-2010 08:08 PM

rubber coating on expo console
 
ok so i went to the junk yard and pulled a full length cc out of an explorer and i want to paint it...


the thing is that the black pieces like the cup holder have that damn coating on them...


how do i get it off...

i read earlier threads and one said sand paper or just peeling it off and neither work.

HELP.

smakes 01-06-2010 08:20 PM

just start rubbing it with your thumb, itll pill up and start peeling. i hand peeled the ruber coating off my bezel, took a bit of time

Fx4wannabe01 01-06-2010 08:29 PM

sand 'em. If it's already peeling, you can do alot of the stripping with your thumb....but it sure does take a while and your thumb does start hurtin' hardcore and can't really get all of it off anyway. Sandpaper is the answer. It's the same rubber coating on the radio bezel everybody has to deal with peeling on. Can't go by one person saying you "can't sand it or peel it off...neither work". They probably never touched that piece of the truck.

Sand the rubber coating off using a course grit paper(I use 220), then smooth it down with a higher grit like 600. Then spray as normal. Wipe down with a prep pad, prime or an adhesion promotor, color, clear. Whatever. I've done two or three radio bezels as well as many others have. My buddy did his expo console back when he was still an auto.

Here's my buddy Trevor's old console...

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...8/IMG_2486.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...8/IMG_2480.jpg

Buddythetruck 01-06-2010 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 (Post 49161)
Sand the rubber coating off using a course grit paper(I use 220), then smooth it down with a higher grit like 600. Then spray as normal. Wipe down with a prep pad, prime or an adhesion promotor, color, clear

+1 Exactly how I have done it with my bezel.

Sirthrashalot 01-07-2010 07:45 PM

yeah i rubbed it off with my thumb and my thumbs are raw now...lol

it still didnt work too great.

mb128 01-07-2010 08:31 PM

u cant just paint over it?

smakes 01-07-2010 08:32 PM

i wouldnt, painting over stuff has adverse effects, peeling,cracking, orange peeling, etc

mb128 01-07-2010 08:41 PM

damn i have alot to peel tonight the cup holders the storage bin and the radio bezel

smakes 01-07-2010 08:43 PM

lol you do realize your going to have to mod the storage bin right? cubby + 5spd = not gonna happen

mb128 01-07-2010 08:52 PM

ya i did already the consoles in the truck just not bolted down i cut the air thing and unbolted the cubby i need to get leather and make a new boot for it

Fx4wannabe01 01-08-2010 01:57 AM

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Originally Posted by smakes (Post 49682)
lol you do realize your going to have to mod the storage bin right? cubby + 5spd = not gonna happen

You mean remove the 4 screws that mount the storage bin to the bezel piece? That's not exactly much of a "mod" at all. lol.



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Originally Posted by mb128 (Post 49686)
i need to get leather and make a new boot for it

Redlinetuning I believe sells boots for a pretty fair price and it's quality stuff. Might wanna check 'em out.

Here's some inspirational pics of my buddy's old truck...it might be at the meet this weekend....
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...1/PA060155.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...1/PA060156.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...1/PA060158.jpg

smakes 01-08-2010 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 (Post 49802)
You mean remove the 4 screws that mount the storage bin to the bezel piece? That's not exactly much of a "mod" at all. lol.

you have to dremel out the square around the cubby insert to be able to reattach the boot and get it to stay, i would call that a mod, as the word modify seems to pertain to this situtation.


any more smartass answers?

mb128 01-10-2010 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 (Post 49161)
Sand the rubber coating off using a course grit paper(I use 220), then smooth it down with a higher grit like 600.

i found out the hard way and bout fine (my bad) went back and got 60 grit (coarse) and 100 grit (medium) then 220 grit (fine) and 600 grit

the 60 grit takes it right off alot less work then the 220 lol

Dcrymes99ranger 01-11-2010 04:44 AM

I also heard that brake cleaner takes it off too. Correct me if im wrong.

oo0mark0oo 01-13-2010 09:40 AM

brake cleaner .. thinner or reducer should rub it off good.. be careful with reducer it will melt the plastic


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