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Old 01 Jun 2008, 01:40 pm
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I finally started painting the interior. Last night i finished the radio bezel. I think it turned out pretty good, and it was a whole lot cheaper than by the colored trim, and hopefully it looks as good. Right now I'm painting the seat levers. Tonight I'm gonna hit the coat hooks, and hopefully the sunisor attachments. I'll get some pics up later on.
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Old 01 Jun 2008, 02:09 pm
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Can't wait for pics!
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Old 01 Jun 2008, 02:21 pm
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Don't forget the overhead console (if you have one), the glove box handle, the buttons in the headliner (they just pull out), the handles on the back of the rear seats. Even painted the back of the rearview mirrow. Can't really see it but it was a slow day at home. You can even paint the front air dam. If I think of anything else I've painted, I'll let you know.
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Old 01 Jun 2008, 02:33 pm
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Do you just sand the plastic down, spray paint it then prime? Sorry to sound like a total loser, but where would you get the spray paint? Does it have to be custom made?
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Old 01 Jun 2008, 02:44 pm
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1wedwudy, don't worry, I'm painting every thing I can. Plan on doing the glove box handle, light trim, plastic on back of passenger seat, fuse box cover, floor console (kinda scared of that one lol), door lock pulls, pretty much any ugly gray plastic lol. Morrises, it really wasn't too tricky. I'm no professional, but heres the steps I took.
1. Wiped down with a wax and grease remover. This does a great job of getting all the crap off. i.e. hand oil, armor all.
2. Next I sanded with a 400 grit sandpaper, to give something for the paint to grab into. Then I cleaned it again.
3. I sprayed a light coat of duplicolor adhesion promoter. This stuff is great for interior plastics.
4. Then I sprayed a medium coat of filler primer to protect.
5. Then I put on 3 coats of Patriot Blue. I got the Paint from the local chrysler dealer. I believe it was $8 for a 5 oz spray can. I used a little more than one can on the bezel.
6. After the last coat of paint dried, i wet sanded with 1500 grit sandpaper for a smooth finish.
7. Then I threw on 4 coats of top clear coat. Fairly heavy coats.
8. Then I went ahead and wet sanded with 2200 sandpaper, for a super smooth finish.
9. Then I threw one final heavy coat of clear coat.

Like I said I'm no professional, but this is the method that worked best for me. Certainly alot cheaper than buying the covers online, and makes me appreciate it more, knowing I did the work. Hopes this helps
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Old 01 Jun 2008, 02:45 pm
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Here's the bezel. Not a great pic, too much glare. I decided not to paint the window switch because I want to get the stainless steel cover for it.
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Old 01 Jun 2008, 02:48 pm
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awesome! Thanks so much for the step by step.
Hubby wanted to know, how difficult was it to take it off??


(and my little three year old said OH! MOM! It's a PT CRUISER! just by seeing that picture! hahaha)
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Old 01 Jun 2008, 02:52 pm
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awesome! Thanks so much for the step by step.
Hubby wanted to know, how difficult was it to take it off??


(and my little three year old said OH! MOM! It's a PT CRUISER! just by seeing that picture! hahaha)
LOL! My four year old does the same thing every time we pass one. When we went to the dealer the other day to get it fixed, he freaked out because he thought we were trading it in lol. It just pops right off. Start by taking off the window switches, you'll have to disconnect that power, then theres a screw behind the switches. Pull of the A/C controls, then the bezel just pops off. start at the top, then work at the bottom
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Old 04 Jun 2008, 11:00 pm
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I really want to do this but spray it down black or dark red <3

If someone wants to spray mine for me I would gladly pay for it

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Old 04 Jun 2008, 11:17 pm
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Sounds like alot of work but you must be doing it right as it looks totally awesome...great work
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