Preping Plasic

Discussion in 'Interior' started by DangerRanger99, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. DangerRanger99

    DangerRanger99 who wants a v8?

    planin on paintin some of the plastic peices in my truck this question is what do you all think is the best way to prep the plastic?
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  3. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    what parts????
  4. OP

    DangerRanger99 who wants a v8?

    radio bezel and try to remove the cup holer/cubey hole on the floor
  5. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    you'll need to sand them some to get the rubber coating off of the radio bezel..... then wash with soap and water and then rub down with rubbing alcohol and let dry then paint.....
  6. OP

    DangerRanger99 who wants a v8?

    ok i fig id need to sand em down just havent ever painted plasic so didnt know bout the extra stuff
  7. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    yeah if you get krylon fusion paint i will bond with the plastic and doesnt really peel or bubble....
  8. OP

    DangerRanger99 who wants a v8?

    ya thats wat i planed on do u remove the cup holders?
  9. greenmachine2000

    greenmachine2000 New Member

    its scewed into floor i believe
  10. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    i am not sure hit member hooligan or redneck_ranger.... they both have autos and should know how to remover them....
  11. PRIMER! Learned this the hard way... I'll show you what happened in the afternoon when I can get on my compooper.
  12. Rangeredgewhite

    Rangeredgewhite Ranger>Tacoma

    what colour you painting em?
  13. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    I have done mine with minimal sanding and leaving the rubber on it. I scuffed it up, cleaned it with windex, alloowed it to dry completely then painted it. They came out real good and have lasted for a while. Clear coat prevents chipping as well
  14. Rangeredgewhite

    Rangeredgewhite Ranger>Tacoma

    yeah you can do it with the rubber on but the rubber chips very easily
  15. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    This is my old bezel I did without removing the rubber coating and I clear coated it as well
  16. This is what happened when my idiot self didn't prime the paint....
    So definitely prime it, sand it, prime it again, and let it dry.
  17. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    No need to prime it, Pete, you sprayed it on too thick and probably didnt use an ammonia based cleaner to clean it before painting. You need to do light coats, that is why yours ran and shows orange peel
  18. Used alcohol and did light coats. This is what turned out lol. But priming brings out the color more as well. Just throwing that out there.
  19. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    Use the DuPont Adhersion promoter then paint.
    Never used primer on anything plastic.

    Primer should work with the Adhersion Promoter too.
  20. mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    sorry to bump a old thread but i have some questions regarding this topic and figured i would post here instead of making a new one.

    what grit do you guys recommend for sanding the radio bezel and the door bezel that surrounds the handle? im thinking of painting them blue to match my exterior.
  21. DPG3

    DPG3 Member

    i say sand down, primer, sand more, paint, clear coat

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