Originally Posted by rrmike
Hi everybody, im going to paint the back of the seats of my roadrunner, they are hard plastic and screw right into the seat, does anyone know what type of paint to use on these? Im also going to do my dash and my vents...again paint type? also does anyone know the best black paint to use on the engine bay(i cant afford the correct body color paint) and how do I paint the tires and drums correctly considering heating and flaking problems..possibly use an etching primer first? Any ideas are appreciated.
For the hard plastic, I like the rattle can paint by Krylon. Use the Semi-Flat. It works well for engine bay stuff too.
For the dash, you need paint designed for vinyl. Again, Krylon makes that and it is pretty good quality.
I assume you meant wheels and not tires. Rattle can paints will work, but are not the best for this as it will chip easily. Urethanes are better but will require a compressor and spray gun. Having them powder coated is the best option.
For brake drums, look at some products designed for this kind of heat from Eastwood.