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Why don't you just sand the paint off? It'll only take a few hours. Start with a low grit like 400, and after all the paint is gone, work your way up to higher grits to smooth out the plastic.l
Dont know much about painting but wouldnt the after product of sanding plastic look like scratched plastic? I mean If I were to sand an unpainted dash it would show scratch marks right?
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Yeah... I waited a week after painting to sand it. But did you do know that rubbing compound and polishing compound are two different things?
Rubbing compound has fine particles in it, that essentially have the same effect as sand paper.
Polishing compound also has fine particles in it, but these particles break down as you polish and become smaller and smaller... that is how you get a more polished effect. Polishing compound is less abrasive overall than rubbing compound, which means it is not good for removing tar or sap or bird crap, but is really good for polishing out paint and making good condition paint look really shiney and glossy. You should make sure that you are using polishing compound instead of rubbing compound.
I consider rubbing compound to be the same as using 1000-1500 grit sand paper. There are different "cuts" of rubbing compound, that have larger and smaller particles, but since it doesn't break down, it can never have the same polishing effects as polishing compound.
O ya, I was saving space when I typed that... but I went from 1000->2000->rubbing compound->polishing compound->polish->ScratchX and then I would do a high speed buff usually... which is almost impossible to do on these pieces. But I'll be sure to leave out the rubbing compound after the 2000 grit next time.
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Can anyone post pics of a do it yourself interior paint job. When I got my 2 the interior plastic was riced out. And obviously a DIY job. I want to retore it to black but replacing is expensive. Would love to paint it.
you could always repaint it with a satin black paint... it'll be dull, dark, and rough, just like the stock interior. Just an idea!
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satin black paint. Ill give that a try.
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The Krylon Fusion series has a Satin Black option, or just any other Dupli Color interior paint will work.
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There is a sticky talking about this also. I am wondering if i should just merge the threads

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Maybe you should create a new sticky that starts with quotes of all the actual info in both threads. I guess that'd be a lot of work though.
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hahaha, ya I just realized that the other night, but there's some information covered in here that wasn't discussed in the sticky... I'd just grab a few quotes from here and combine the two.
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I just merged the threads...i think that is the easiest way to put the info together. Lets see how that works.

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Well I finished installing everything back in. I'll take pictures tomorrow afternoon and upload them!
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Hey guys, I'm kinda new at this forum and haven't done this before but here we go. I bought this banged up mr2 from a girl in california as a project car. Had extensive front damage. Any who the car was sitting for two years and the interior really took a beating. I decided to paint it and here is what I did. I ripped everything apart. Took out the dash board and sanded everything down using 200 grit paper, you have to be careful and use finer paper on the plastic because it scratches it up and gives it a rough feeling. Then after everything was sanded I ran it over with a wet rag to get off any remaining residue. When everything dried I applied a primer through a spraycan from Pepboys. Paint was then applied, I layed down atleast 3-4 layers of paint. They guy I talked to at the paint store said you want more layers for a more uniform look, he also said it would give it some protection. I didn't use any clear coat, I just cleaned everything off and applied armorall. Here are some before and after pictures.



I also painted the carpets using fabric paint from pepboys. I hope this helps some of you looking to paint your interior. If you guys want more photos just tell me ill post more.

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what brand of paint did you use on the carpet and vinyl? looks brand new! So the carpet was blue and you painted it black? what about the seats?
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looks pretty good. Nice job.

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I still need to upload pictures of my finished trim pieces on here.
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So you just are spraying a basecoat color onto sanded and not primed interior pieces?
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Here's a few REALLY crappy pictures of what I did...

The Krylon Fusion series paint chemically bonds to plastic. There's no reason to prime... priming would defeat the purpose of using this paint and it wouldn't bond.





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krylon fusion has a chemical that penetrates the plastic and gives it a chemical burn adhereing it to the surface. It is basically a paint that has an adhesion promotor already in it. I havent tried it myself, but i have heard good things about it. I have yet to do a bond test with it. I will take a piece of plastic, paint it according to directions. I will then take a strip of duct tape and stick it to the piece and pull off really quick. If it sticks, it is good stuff. I am one day going to test this stuff.

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well everyone said, you can't clear with it. Ide like to use regular PPG basecoat colors. As I can do it for free at school. Anything I'de have to do different?
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wow that looks slick monza
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thanks... ya, my name is a mystery to many. It's MR2 for the car I drive, 20 for my number, and NZa for my First initial and Last initial followed by the second letter in my last name. haha
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