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Old 09 Nov 2013, 05:44 pm
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Thanks for all the "How Tos" from Cruizin and the gang; I am at the spraying the base color step. Will post pics when done.

BUT...I can tell you that the degreaser, wax remover is very aggressive.
If I had to do it over again, I would have covered the center air control area first, even before cleaning.
It partially took off the clearcoat over that control indicator area.
So, it will remain to be seen how that area will turn out.
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Old 09 Nov 2013, 08:10 pm
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Thanks for all the "How Tos" from Cruizin and the gang; I am at the spraying the base color step. Will post pics when done.

BUT...I can tell you that the degreaser, wax remover is very aggressive.
If I had to do it over again, I would have covered the center air control area first, even before cleaning.
It partially took off the clearcoat over that control indicator area.
So, it will remain to be seen how that area will turn out.
I can't speak for the other's instructions that you followed, but When I did my dash center bezel (around 2005) I;

1. Washed.
2. Carefully masked hvac controls.
3. Carefully degreased.
4. Removed hvac mask.
5. Applied new hvac mask.
6. Wet sanded with 800.
7. Immediately unmasked now wet mask on hvac area.
8. Applied new hvac mask and lightly tack ragged entire bezel.
9. Applied plastic primer.
10. After 6 to 8 minutes applied first coat of base color.
11. After 12 to 15 minutes applied second coat of base.
12. After another 12 to 15 minutes, if satisfied with color saturation, applied first coat of clear. If not then apply a third coat of color.
13. After another 12 to 15 minutes applied second (or first) coat of clear.
14. After another 12 to 15 minutes applied another coat of clear, if this was indeed the second coat.
15 Let thoroughly dry for one week to prevent bruising while handling the bezel while reinstalling. I personally waited for one month so I could apply two coats of wax BEFORE reinstalling the bezel.

Even though they were already BSG (PP6 paint code) I also reshot the gauge cluster and passenger side airbag cover at the same time to make sure they all matched precisely. Be careful masking around the window switchs.

Yes, I used rattle cans for all of this process.

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Old 09 Nov 2013, 08:26 pm
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Thanks for all the "How Tos" from Cruizin and the gang; I am at the spraying the base color step. Will post pics when done.

BUT...I can tell you that the degreaser, wax remover is very aggressive.
If I had to do it over again, I would have covered the center air control area first, even before cleaning.
It partially took off the clearcoat over that control indicator area.
So, it will remain to be seen how that area will turn out.
If your hvac control area is indeed damaged you really don't have a way that a layman or even a pro would be able to repair it.

You probably are going to be religated to using somthing like the stainless satin or polished custom cover from Americam car Craft.

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I thought about using the polished one at one point just for giggles. It would have matched the chrome door handles, etc. and tied the interior together. I still may do that one day.

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Old 09 Nov 2013, 08:55 pm
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I choose to mask off the vent area to match up the end vents color. I washed it with awesome. Sanded with 800 grit. Applied adhesion promoter, Then base coat ( two coats). As per product instructions. Clear coat ( two coats). All In one masking. All the same day. Remove the masking as soon as the paint is cured. My results.

Base coat.

Clear coat.

Unmasked and ready to instal.
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I choose to mask off the vent area to match up the end vents color. I washed it with awesome. Sanded with 800 grit. Applied adhesion promoter, Then base coat ( two coats). As per product instructions. Clear coat ( two coats). All In one masking. All the same day. Remove the masking as soon as the paint is cured. My results.

Base coat.

Clear coat.

Unmasked and ready to instal.
Your PT is Tangerine. Why did you paint it purple.

Just kidding. GREAT JOB as usual.

By the way, I have a custom mixed color ready for you if you want to do the project we talked about the rattle can way. If not I'll find a use for it here at home in one of my future projects I'm sure. No problem either way. Just let me know.

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Old 09 Nov 2013, 09:38 pm
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Danny makes it look so easy & simple......
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Your PT is Tangerine. Why did you paint it purple.

Just kidding. GREAT JOB as usual.

By the way, I have a custom mixed color ready for you if you want to do the project we talked about the rattle can way. If not I'll find a use for it here at home in one of my future projects I'm sure. No problem either way. Just let me know.

Jerry
Hey Jerry good to see ya. Wish the tangerine was as similar priced as the purple. It'a 4x the price. You have painted more of you interior than about anybody on here. Nicely done as always.

I almost afraid to ask the price. That does my deciding for me unfortunately. Just my world though. Anyway shoot me a line on that. I hope it's in my range. .
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Danny makes it look so easy & simple......
Thanks randy It is about that simple. It's the materials that stop most of us. Or should I say price of. I bet you could do it Randy.
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I bet you could do it Randy.
Yep.....And one thing I've learned;The first,and most important step is the prep-work.......2nd is the paint work!
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QUOTE=Busted_PT;498294]I choose to mask off the vent area to match up the end vents color. I washed it with awesome. Sanded with 800 grit. Applied adhesion promoter, Then base coat ( two coats). As per product instructions. Clear coat ( two coats). All In one masking. All the same day. Remove the masking as soon as the paint is cured. My results.

Base coat.

Clear coat.

Unmasked and ready to instal. [/QUOTE]
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