Painting the plastic

Painting the plastic

Postby moboman [OP] » February 10th 2008, 6:24am

At first I was a little hesitant, but I like how it has come out so far.

Originally I had the blue interior. The doghouse is black, and the floor is black vinyl.

I used Rustoleum plastic Toupe colored paint.

Blue colored dash:
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After:
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I planned on keeping the vents the stock color:
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Door Panel painting:
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I'm hoping to get the passenger side door panel back on tomorrow, I will post some pictures up then.
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby WVKayaker » February 10th 2008, 6:40am

hmmm, gives me some ideas....thanks
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby trybe13 » February 10th 2008, 6:41am

Looks great. Good work!
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby chops » February 10th 2008, 6:13pm

Looks very good I painted all the plastic in my cargo black all I have left is the dash....
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby moboman [OP] » February 11th 2008, 3:16am

I didnt get around to reinstalling the passenger door panel, but I want to get it done soon. It was 15 degrees F today, so I didnt do much outside. What a waste of a sunday. :(
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby trybe13 » February 11th 2008, 6:29am

75* here today! Woohoo!!! I so love the short winters out here! :D 8-)
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby moboman [OP] » February 11th 2008, 7:01pm

It was 50's last week to saturday here then went cold again. This morning, -2* with the windchill. :(
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby dumb lady » February 11th 2008, 10:39pm

Haha! Just wait until summer Mr Rev Trybe!

Love the whole painting plastic idea. Is that that Fusion paint I see in the stores? Haven't used it yet.
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby moboman [OP] » February 11th 2008, 10:42pm

That is rustoleom plastic paint. I used Valspar plastic on my grille. I've never used krylon's fusion either. I have used a couple other brands plastic paint. I cant tell which is best, but it seems my grille is holding up really well. Its seen rain, snow, salt, bird poop, etc. and its still on there.
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby trybe13 » February 12th 2008, 9:09am

dumb lady wrote:Haha! Just wait until summer Mr Rev Trybe!



My summers are soooo much better than your's DL; no HUMIDITY!!!! And I love the heat!
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby chops » February 13th 2008, 12:16am

moboman wrote:That is rustoleom plastic paint. I used Valspar plastic on my grille. I've never used krylon's fusion either. I have used a couple other brands plastic paint. I cant tell which is best, but it seems my grille is holding up really well. Its seen rain, snow, salt, bird poop, etc. and its still on there.

I read an article and they tested several plastic paints and Crustoleum ( :biglaugh: ) was number one on the list for durability in all climated, and in the stress test....
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby moboman [OP] » February 13th 2008, 2:42am

I've heard a lot about SEM products too. I havent used any SEM in a while, but I know it has held up pretty well. :2cents:
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby 2002Safari » February 13th 2008, 4:44am

My rain is much better than yours! lol

Actually it doesn't rain in Portland, Oregon. We just have "Transformed" sun. Some of us call it "Born Again" sun. ;)
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby dumb lady » February 13th 2008, 4:56am

I'm so jealous Mr Rev Trybe! The humidity has been terribly bad here this winter. My arthritis has been really bad. Usually it's a dry winter season & I feel great. :confused2:
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby moboman [OP] » February 13th 2008, 5:50am

You sound like your about 90 years old :D.

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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby dumb lady » February 13th 2008, 6:00am

Thanks Mr mobo. :goodpost:
My body feels like it's 90 sometimes. I've had arthritis since before I turned 30. :confused1:
I'm 47 & my kids have more mental sense than I do. :alien: What do they know! :tongue:
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby chops » February 13th 2008, 10:39pm

moboman wrote:You sound like your about 90 years old :D.

:mrt: A Mr. T smiley. NO WAY!!!!


By what I hear if Dumb ladys 90 years old than she found the fountain of youth... :bigsmile:
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby moboman [OP] » February 13th 2008, 10:51pm

A woman telling her real age!! :biglaugh: :bravo:
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby Ericglo » February 18th 2008, 1:42am

chops wrote:
moboman wrote:That is rustoleom plastic paint. I used Valspar plastic on my grille. I've never used krylon's fusion either. I have used a couple other brands plastic paint. I cant tell which is best, but it seems my grille is holding up really well. Its seen rain, snow, salt, bird poop, etc. and its still on there.

I read an article and they tested several plastic paints and Crustoleum ( :biglaugh: ) was number one on the list for durability in all climated, and in the stress test....

Do you have a link to this test?

I have used Colorbond in the past and it holds up pretty well.

moboman wrote:I've heard a lot about SEM products too. I havent used any SEM in a while, but I know it has held up pretty well. :2cents:


I wouldn't use SEM unless there was no other alternative.
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Re: Painting the plastic

Postby dumb lady » February 18th 2008, 6:19am

chops wrote:
moboman wrote:You sound like your about 90 years old :D.

:mrt: A Mr. T smiley. NO WAY!!!!


By what I hear if Dumb ladys 90 years old than she found the fountain of youth... :bigsmile:


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