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Spray Paint/ Trim Pieces

My trim pieces are really faded. I read all the searched articles and they didn't state a few answer.

I'll be spraying them with Krylon Fusion black spray paint

1. should I sand the pieces first?

2. should i use a clear coat after?
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I was thinking about doing this today. It'll probably happen after I get back from my camping trip in 2 weeks.

As far as I know you just have to be sure to wipe the pieces down with some cleaner that will get all the other residue from wax and all the other stuff you've cleaned it with in the past. Then spray it. I don't think you'll need a clear coat after words unless you want them to shine or something in that area.
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wet sand it with 400, use alcohol or somethin to wipe off all the residue, do a couple coats of primer, and a few coats of paint. you can wetsand after the primer and again with 1000 and 2000 after your final clear coats and finish it off with rubbing compound if you want 'er to shine.
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I did this to my explorer a long time ago. I just masked everything off, sanded with some high grit, wiped clean, and painted.

Clear coat probably would of helped. It's all faded again, but its also been sitting out in the sun for 3 years.
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I found out too late..........get stuff called "trim paint"...like duplicolor or krylon. It's such a good match to stock black, that i highly suggest it. I tried krylon fusion the color was just not right. Flat is too flat, Satin is too shiny, gloss is way too shiny, "Trim Paint is PERFECT.

Scuff the surface with like 400, spray on adhesion promoter, then spray your color.
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I used "bumper" paint.
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^^Yea, about the same thing that i'm talking about.
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Well the forums weren't working for me today for some reason, so I couldn't read anyones suggestions.

I didn't sand or use primer or anything. I'm doing the second coat in the morning. I'll put pics up tomorrow, I also painted my windshield wiper bases and they look great.

1 can of black kyrlon fusion paint.



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This stuff works good too for making trim black

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That fusion paint works great. Looks good so far.
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Well the forums weren't working for me today for some reason, so I couldn't read anyones suggestions.

I didn't sand or use primer or anything. I'm doing the second coat in the morning. I'll put pics up tomorrow, I also painted my windshield wiper bases and they look great.

1 can of black kyrlon fusion paint.



I'm not hatin', but get ready for chips. That's what mine did after spraying Krylon Fusion Flat Black on them. Looks good nonetheless.
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what did you do afterwards? ^

did you use a different kind of paint
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Like a year later.......mine chipped. I did 1 light coat, and 2 heavier coats. No preping other than cleaning the flares. The leading edge of the front flares are what chipped. I used Krylon Fusion Flat Black.

Just giving you a heads up, that's all.

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sells SEM paint i used it on my dash its expensive but its lasted so far in 100 degree sun during a nice southern summer
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It's not real cheap anymore they say the price of the paint or primer went up i forget but I'm taking all my plastics to my local body shop and getting them painted to match my truck. The door/tailgate handles, bumper, runningboards, grille, mirrors. Then I'm also getting my roolbar and lights painted to. I no about 2yrs ago you could get all the plastic on a super duty painted for like $400 now they want a grand!
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trim pieces are all finished and put back on. check em out.
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in any coating, the most important factor is SURFACE PREP, whether you are painting glass, metal, plastic, wood, or anything else...surface prep.

Paint sticks best to rough surfaces...
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fxwannabe and bryan240 are both right.

u need trim paint. the right paint for the right job. and u need to prep well. the better u prep the longer it last and better it looks. its always best to take the part off. use a heavy sand paper 400 sounds good get the surface rough and clear of junk, then hit it with a lighter paper like 800 or 1000 and then wipe it down with alcohol. be sure to sand and paint the entire area so it looks even. the best way to paint (learned from my auto tech teacher, working on an EXPLORER) is to use a heat gun on the can, for a minute. shake the can well, test the spayer, lay an even light coat then heat it with the heat gun til the next coat, continue to do the same for about 4 coats depending on your coverage. after get some trim buff, specificly for your application.
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