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im trying to restore my crx to piece by piece and i got some of the rear interior panels that are faded and slightley scratched. i was thinking about painting them but im not really sure how to go about it. would i need primer or would i need to sand it or anything?
 

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I just cleaned mine with some simple green, then sprayed it with semi gloss black Fusion paint. Its designed to stick to plastic. It doesn't use any primers. It does not work too well on rubber though, such as the e-brake handle... takes for ever to dry (over a month and it was still tacky).
 

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I sprayed my first one with laquer, that worked well actually. Now that the fusion has dried, it sticks well. It literally took like 2 months to dry.
 

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i will always use vynil dye when it comes to painting the interior. all you have to do is get the material the way you want it, sanding, etc. then depending on which color you dye it, you might need the white primer. such as, taking black to red/blue/etc. but if it's like a white to black, you just need the black dye. and to prep it, just use a lint free cloth and rubbing alcohol. it turned my faded red interior in my escort to black in a day.
 

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Dustin said:
i will always use vynil dye when it comes to painting the interior. all you have to do is get the material the way you want it, sanding, etc. then depending on which color you dye it, you might need the white primer. such as, taking black to red/blue/etc. but if it's like a white to black, you just need the black dye. and to prep it, just use a lint free cloth and rubbing alcohol. it turned my faded red interior in my escort to black in a day.
pics?
 

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rex2nr said:
I just cleaned mine with some simple green, then sprayed it with semi gloss black Fusion paint, takes for ever to dry (over a month and it was still tacky).
The Fusion is nice, but like you said, seems to take forever to actually dry.

Use regular Krylon Semi Flat Black(or whatever color you like), it dries fast and lays perfectly, have used it many times with ZERO problems.
 

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it worked fine on the console, plastic around the ebrake, gauge hood, pillar trim, ect. It was dry in about 15 minutes. Its just anything rubber that it takes forever.
 

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george34 said:
Buy a can of Dupli- color vinyl and carpet paint. It looks really nice. I will post pictures tomorrow.
I wanna see some pics of this, and any others if you guys got some. Previous owner liked red rattle can, looks like crap and I've been debating whether or not to find new trim pieces or to just sand them down and repaint.
 

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jjhmed90 said:
so which is better to use ?

Krylon's fusion semi gloss black or Krylon's Regular semi flat black?
From interoir pieces to stock front lips, i have found that the regular Semi-flat black works the best. I have tried the Fusion and didn't like the way it layed or dried. It just didn't look or work as well as the regular paint.
 

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http://www.stwdesign.net/www/albums/use ... CN9096.JPG

the cluster cover was painted, along with the console. the center of the cluster cover is painted a gunmetal color, along with the center of the console. The dash is not painted, so you can compare. These were painted with Fusion, and the gunmetal with straight lacquer.
 

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george34 - looks pretty nice. About it being stiff is not a huge issue. No one is going to be inspecting them close enough to say "hey thats to stiff!". Gj tho

rex2nr - hard to see with such a small picture :?
 
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