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I have an old chevy blazer that I am restoring. I need to find out what type of paint to use on the dash and plastic door panels. It is going to be just an off roader for desert use so I cant justify spending money on new plastic but at the same time blue dash, brown kickpanels and grey door panels are a little much.

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If you use an adhesion promotor you can then just use the same BC/CC you would use on the plastic bumpers we have on new cars..
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Is the dash vinyl or plastic?

Dupli-color makes some really neat paints for vinyl and plastic. Like stated above though, if it is for plastic a good adhesion promoter and paint is the best option. Be careful with some of those adhesion promoters though. If you get a little carried away with them, (some are clear and it is easy to do) they will wreak havoc on your finish.

If it is on vinyl though I would lean more towards the Dupli-Color stuff.

Regardless of what you use though make sure to use a wax and grease remover and clean the places to be painted very well before doing anything. Plastics soak up products like Armor-All and other interior cleaners used over the years and will cause horrible fish-eyes in your paint job.
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SEM products are great for plastic, leather, or vinyl. Here's a link: CLICK HERE
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If you're willing to settle for a rattle can job, check out Krylon Fusion paint. It's made for use over plastic, and it works pretty well. Get one of those handle attachments for a rattle can that provides a handle and trigger, and you should be able to do a decent paint job. Obviously not as good as a good spray gun could do, but if you're looking for cheap, it's an option.
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Don't try to use Krylon Fusion on vinyl, it won't work. Plastics only, and then be careful which plastic you put it on.
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