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Old 03-16-2005, 06:00 PM
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Painting polyurethane

Alright awhile back I wanted my whole truck to be blue and so I bought a reproduction dash from jcwhitney that was blue. This was a while back and since then I changed my mind and thought my truck would look a lot better black. Im not sure if paint would stick to the polyurethane or not, because when I was putting it in I had to glue the little metal dash clips to it and the gorrilla glue would not stick to it. Is there a paint you would reccommend for this?


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Old 03-17-2005, 08:50 PM
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An oil base paint should stick to the poly
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How durable is it? Because this truck is a daily driver, and I don't want it chipping and that kinda crap. Is there a brand you would recommend over another?

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Plasti-coat paint is made for vinyl and plastic, any auto store should carry it.I used this product on door panels before and it worked ok.
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I thought about using that but I wasn't sure because the material on the dash is different than door panels, Ive had trouble with gorilla glue sticking to it when I was putting it in. Do you really think it will stick because the polyurethane has a kinda of a greasy slick type feel to it.

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I don't know why they call it dye cause it seems to act more like a paint. .anyway mabe the SEM company has what will look good as well as hold on...
http://www.autostyles.com/sem.htm
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OR ,,, another idea would be to use a bit of adhestion promoter and whatever else you wanted
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http://www.levineautoparts.com/buladprom.html

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Thanks bro, Im not so sure about that dye but it does sound like it should work. And I never even thought about an adhension promotor, it seems like its work a shot so I will give it a try. Thanks for all of yalls help I appreciate it.

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If you paint polyurethane or polyethylene, you will have problems down the road. Trust me! These plastics have built-in mold release and cannot be properly painted. That's why they are molded in color. Door panels can be painted because they are either made prom a vinyl or ABS product.Dan

BTW ! A quick way to tell if a plastic can be painted is to rub a bit of lacquer thinner on it. If it melts, it can be painted. If it doesn't, then you're stuck with the color it was molded in.
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BTW ! A quick way to tell if a plastic can be painted is to rub a bit of lacquer thinner on it. If it melts, it can be painted. If it doesn't, then you're stuck with the color it was molded in.
Thats a cool tip......
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