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Cubby Paintage?

so.... has anyone painted the cubby before?

but even more complicated, how about aluminum =)

for the cubby hole a buddy of mine made this aluminum plate to cover up the hole and im gonna be mounting my new power window switches there. BUT, i want it to look cool. so, how would you paint that aluminum & plastic?

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i put switches in mine i could get a better pic if you want
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That looks cool Paul. Very sharp
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I painted my cubby. Wash, Sand, Wash, Prime, Paint, Clear coat.
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paul that is exactly what im planning to do. different colors, but the same thing.

so im looking at a pretty high grit sand paper right?
and any sort of specific primer?
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nope just scuff it up with a scuff pad and paint it i use regular car paint i use duplacolor crysler torch red on all my interior pant works great and durable....
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Here is my exact process for painting interior

Painting Interior How - To

Clean part with simple green or your favorite degreaser. Scrub with a dish sponge. Rinse, dry.

(This is to get off all the armour all you've been putting on)

Scrub the part again using soapy water (dishsoap works well). Rinse. Dry

Wipe the entire part down with rubbing alcohol.

Sand part with 140 grit automotive sandpaper. I use the sandpaper sponges from 3M.

For the radio bezel, be sure to sand down the rubber coating as well. You might want to go with a coarser grit for the rubber coating, just be careful not to scratch underneath.

Use 320 then 400 grit, then 600 wetsand, to a smooth finish.

If you want you could use 1200 grit to make it a really smooth finish.

Clean (can use rubbing alcohol again)

Use Duplicolor adhesive promoter, following the directions on the can of adhesion promoter, do 2 to 3 coats. Remember to keep the adhesion promoter layers very light, or they can create runs that can screw up the finish.

Use Dupicolor bumper primer or SEM vinyl and fabric spray, several light coats.

Wait for coat to tack or dry then add another coat.

Make sure to use either of these kinds of primers because they allow flex..if you don't the paint will chip or crack when your part moves and expands while driving.

Make sure you lightly sand down any bumps or scratches before painting. Let the primer FULLY dry before starting to paint.

Paint 3 coats. Wait for paint to tack or dry before adding more coats.

Finalize with 3 coats of Duplicolor clear enamel.

Be patient and wait a couple days before installing your interior piece if its in an area that you touch often. You want to be sure the paint is completely dry.

Install and enjoy
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thanks matt, that's definitely gonna come in handy.

but hey paul, what did you use to make the plate that the switches are actually mounted on in that pic up there. And what about the wiring? difficult? easy? how was that?

thanks for all the help guys!
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i put switches in mine i could get a better pic if you want
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is that lil thing next to the pass airbag switch an add-on, or stock?

my ranger has a big space there from where the ashtry used to be (not in the truck when i bought it, but not a loss, since i dont smoke)

where would i get one like the one in the picture? i like that idea/design

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I think from 2000 on, the ashtray was taken out, and that little "cubby" was put in its place, Its a cool spot to put switches... I just keep my cell there. If you want I bet you could swich one out from a wreck...
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Yeah I have the cubby in my truck, I just use it to store crap lol A lil switch panel is a good idear
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I used a piece of sheet metal bent it to the contour of the cubby drilled holes for switche's 1 switch is for driving light's 1 is for my strobe's and one is for my neon's and i ran i thick bead of silicone to hold it in place so i would not have to put screw's to hold it here is a better pic
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Mine doesn't quite look like that, and I don't smoke, so I don't need an ashtray. What year truck has something like that or is a "hit and miss" type thing kinda like the Edge stickers...lol.
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I think from 2000 on, the ashtray was taken out, and that little "cubby" was put in its place, Its a cool spot to put switches... I just keep my cell there. If you want I bet you could swich one out from a wreck...

I have a '02 and had an ashtray, lol

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is there anywhere online i could get the one with the cubby cheap? there arnt many junkyards near my house, and the one in my town dosnt accept cars bc of some stupid town law or something

Edit: And, What is it called???? lol
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I swapped my ashen tray with someone on this forum for the cubby. Far as I know its just called a cubby.

Make a new thread in member classifieds with the title something like..."Ashtray for cubby swap?"
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I have a '02 and had an ashtray, lol
I guess the ashtray was an option then, for people who were smokers...??
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that is a nice red.D
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