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Sanding?

jimmyjam

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When painting pieces of your dash and trim (such as bezel around radio, and bezel around drink holders) do you HAVE to sand, or can it just be painted and cleared?
 
just depends on the look you want.  You dont "HAVE" to sand them.  But, I think and (I beleive most would agree) the parts tend to look better smooth and sanded.
 
Tango Chaser said:
just depends on the look you want.? You dont "HAVE" to sand them.? But, I think and (I beleive most would agree) the parts tend to look better smooth and sanded.
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I would have to agree with Tango, but if you want the paint to stick better, sand it prime it and paint it. Paint has a hard time sticking to plastic and vinyl
 
I was thinking more along the lines of something to do for my last day off tomorrow!  The bezels I think wouldn't take too long by hand, at least the one around the radio and the one around the 4x4/headlights.  I'm just getting the bug again!!!
 
Is the 02 charcoal interior the same as an 03?  Looking at a new console.
 
jimmyjam said:
I was thinking more along the lines of something to do for my last day off tomorrow!? The bezels I think wouldn't take too long by hand, at least the one around the radio and the one around the 4x4/headlights.? I'm just getting the bug again!!!
by hand, it'll end up being at least the better part of an afternoon/evening. ?as long as you're just sanding, it wont be that bad. ?where i started running into trouble was when I decided to smooth it out completely. ?I filled in all of the grooves and sanded all of the ridges flat.


02/03 not the same.
 
jimmyjam said:
Is the 02 charcoal interior the same as an 03?? Looking at a new console.
03 console is wider than an 02.  the bezels are different too.



the 03 will fit, but its not a stock look.  for a stock look, you have to swap out the piece around the glove box as well.
 
MichiganSilver03 said:
I would have to agree with Tango, but if you want the paint to stick better, sand it prime it and paint it. Paint has a hard time sticking to plastic and vinyl

That's why you don't use regular paint, you use interior dyes :)
 
Is that different from Vinyl paint
 
40g sandpaper, fiberglass, filler and automotive paint works pretty good also.
 
MichiganSilver03 said:
Is that different from Vinyl paint

Somewhat, yes.

I can't tell you how many times I've had to use it. ?Restoration parts tend to only come in black - not exactly fun to turn them in to tan or white.
 
I did some pieces in my interior with a Vinyl/leather paint it was a bear to get it to stick, finally sanded, primed with plastic primer then paint it.

But I did not smooth it.
 
MichiganSilver03 said:
I did some pieces in my interior with a Vinyl/leather paint it was a bear to get it to stick, finally sanded, primed with plastic primer then paint it.

But I did not smooth it.

Prep, prep and prep.
 
DougD said:
That's why you don't use regular paint, you use interior dyes :)

unless you get a shop to custom mix it for you, you are limited on colors. When I did mine, most dyes I found were geared for the pre 1970 era cars. To be used for faded dash and door panels and such.
 
Tango Chaser said:
unless you get a shop to custom mix it for you, you are limited on colors. When I did mine, most dyes I found were geared for the pre 1970 era cars. To be used for faded dash and door panels and such.

Your point? :)

Unless I'm doing a restoration (which I haven't done much of in the past few years), I'm always having colors blended :)
 
DougD said:
Your point? :)

Unless I'm doing a restoration (which I haven't done much of in the past few years), I'm always having colors blended :)

I'm dull, I have no point!  >:D
 
Tango Chaser said:
I'm dull, I have no point! >:D

A paint shop and/or body shop supply house can be your best friend.
 
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