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Old 05-25-2006, 11:57 PM
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new dash bezel coloring

i didnt find info any where on the site..

soo, im changing my blue interior to black in a 1968 camino.

ive been looking but cant find new or decent used dash bezels.

figuring i'd like to save money and keep some originality i decided i want to paint the gauge cluster. are there paints for plastic that will match a perfect black to the rest, not fade, etc?

is this somewhat fool proof or should i look for a pro?

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Old 05-26-2006, 12:12 AM
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Here is link to painting plastic and abs:

Painting a plastic grille

Krylon also makes a paint for plastic with the adhesion booster mixed in.
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I like the vinyl and plastic dyes from SEM. I resprayed my interior pieces the factory dark blue, and they have not faded in the 2 years they have been in the car. The dye was easy to use and had I got a can of the adhesion promotor and it worked great. The dye also works good for interiors of model cars.
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This is what I do for interior pieces.
Clean everything with trisodium phosphate in very hot water and a coarse Scotchbrite pad to remove all of the "Armor All". Then wipe the parts down with Prep-Sol and laquer thinner right before spraying. I also heat the cans of paint in hot water right before spraying and use a heat gun to warm the parts up and cure the paint.
Krylons "Fusion" paint for plastic works very well. Cleaning and clealiness are the key...
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