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Dash re-new tips

Re working a 83 D-150 ,,need some help on the inside.
I have attached a photo series that shows the parts that I have questions on

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1371835...7627548314213/


1) the dash bi-level vents,, I plan to re stripe the chrome with body matching paint color, so that is not the problem,, what I am asking is, short of re spraying the dash vents with black or clear,, is there a 'plastic polish' that will make these look new,, I have scrounged local pull-aparts and have a set of as good as used vents that can be found,, they still look 20 years old ,, I intend to leave them factory black,, how can I polish these up? I have a small vibro-mill,, is there a compound that will make these sparkle,, or is a shot of clear the answer?

2) the dash bezel,, my OE unit has a lot of fake wood grain on it, I plan to use this black '87 part,, its in great shape,, but like the vents ,, looks 20 year's old,, short of an amour-all treatment every week,, any thoughts here? again, I plan to re strip the OE chrome. is the answer to re-shoot it black? If so any recommendations on paint and process?

3) the plastic dash,, I like the Cranberry color,, plan to have it matched, and I would like to re shoot it myself,, I am having the body professionally shot,, I have a decent gun,, have done some painting,, to help spread the budget..
any tips on painting plastic,, it is the dash, so it needs to be durable.

thanks
DT

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try this link,,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1371835...7627672353544/

I have not found the edit tool,,,
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Re working a 83 D-150 ,,need some help on the inside.
I have attached a photo series that shows the parts that I have questions on

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1371835...7627548314213/


1) the dash bi-level vents,, I plan to re stripe the chrome with body matching paint color, so that is not the problem,, what I am asking is, short of re spraying the dash vents with black or clear,, is there a 'plastic polish' that will make these look new,, I have scrounged local pull-aparts and have a set of as good as used vents that can be found,, they still look 20 years old ,, I intend to leave them factory black,, how can I polish these up? I have a small vibro-mill,, is there a compound that will make these sparkle,, or is a shot of clear the answer?

2) the dash bezel,, my OE unit has a lot of fake wood grain on it, I plan to use this black '87 part,, its in great shape,, but like the vents ,, looks 20 year's old,, short of an amour-all treatment every week,, any thoughts here? again, I plan to re strip the OE chrome. is the answer to re-shoot it black? If so any recommendations on paint and process?

3) the plastic dash,, I like the Cranberry color,, plan to have it matched, and I would like to re shoot it myself,, I am having the body professionally shot,, I have a decent gun,, have done some painting,, to help spread the budget..
any tips on painting plastic,, it is the dash, so it needs to be durable.

thanks
DT
SEM makes Color Coat in three different glosses of clear in aerosol cans designed to be used on hard and soft plastic. Color Coat 13003 is high gloss clear, and there is also satin clear and low luster clear. Here is the manual on how to do it: CLICK HERE

You can dye your dash with SEM Sure Coat, which can be custom mixed to match, and is available in an aerosol can which can also be custom matched.

BTW, ignore the thing on the bottom of your original post. I edited your post by mistake instead of replying to it. There is no violation.
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thanks,,that looks like good material,, I'll try it out.
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