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Painting Panels

Thread in 'Interior' started by Kyle Maguire, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Kyle Maguire

    Kyle Maguire Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Hey everyone so I have been wanting to paint my Gray body panels on my 03' black, the same as the rest of my truck. My question is, what paint should i get. Rustoleum? is there a regular car paint? and is there a upkeep with the paint like would i have to re-paint it once a year or once in 5 years? does it fade if i wash it? Any suggestions would be appreciated to. Thanks everyone.
     
  2. Greg Jorczyk

    Greg Jorczyk Member 1st Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    I used Duplicolor bumper paint to recoat my gray bumpers and trim on my 03. I would not use it again, only lasted about a year and I made sure I prepped the plastic correctly prior to spraying. It faded and peeled in some small areas.



    Take a look at krylon fusion spray paint. I believe that is for plastic, but do not know how it will look or last



    Greg
     
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    Kyle M. ... I make notes from the site from time to time for future reference & my last note was about another member recommending Krylon Fusion spray paint too. He was saying it was made for painting plastic. I wrote down also that he recommended to wipe w/acetone first as far as prep. If I remember correctly that particular member had used in on their fading interior door panels where the sun fades it [up @ the top near the glass on our doors]. I know the top of my grey upper door panels on my '01 ST are faded somewhat from the sunlight & I thought I might try it someday. While I know you were inquiring more so about the cladding on our ST's, they are plastic too. Hope this helps.
     
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  4. Kyle Maguire

    Kyle Maguire Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    it definately helps thanks guys.
     
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    I used Rust-oleum paint for plastic ,it has a little sheen but I coated much of my faded trim at the beginning of last summer and it still looks good .I also cleaned it with acetone first . It didn't take much paint and it was very inexpensive to do.
     

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