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Old 10-21-2007
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Help with interior painting and Fiber glass

Well ive started painting the interior of my truck , Its going to be Olive drab green and black trim , Ive already done the doors and most trim my questions consern the dash (black) its not plastic its vinyl I think . Ive read a few threads and have some ?'s

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1 adhesion promoter , (due you mean primer ) or is it something differant ?
2 Should I tape everything off or take out dash ?
3 Where can I get the SEM paint and Adhesion promoter ?
4 anymore hints you wana give ?
ps dont try and talk me out im set after seing the doors and stuff ive done already

Next where can I get fiberglass resin and cloth to finish my center console ?

Thanks for the help ...
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yea you for sure want to take the dash out, you'll get overspay allover the friggen place!
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yea you for sure want to take the dash out, you'll get overspay allover the friggen place!
I dont think you know how hard it is to remove the dash verses tape everything off , im pretty sure i cane tape everything off in half the time of dash removal

any help on this stuff guys .
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not sure about sem adhesion promoter, but any parts store will have duplicolor brand. Its clear so I wouldn't call it a primer.
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PM Zabeard he redid his WHOLE interior this way, I am pretty sure he would know.
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I took the dash apart to do mine, that really is the right way. I do painting for people when I'm home from school. I used the dupli color adhesion promoter and it has worked great so far. Dries real fast, I usually do 3-4 coats of it though, since it is clear and hard to see how well the coverage is. It is very thin and will run, so go lightly.
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Ok so it is differant than primer , ive been to all the auto parts stores here in town and nobody knew what it was so I guess im going to have to go to a auto paint supplyer ,

Glass help anybody ?
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Are you talking about this stuff? Click Here

You can find that stuff at any auto store. As far as the cloth, I'm not sure what the type of material is normally used.
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yea you for sure want to take the dash out, you'll get overspay allover the friggen place!
You dont HAVE to. You can mask everything off.
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Not sure what your trying to do. If you're gonna fiberglass the dash to make it smooth, take it out of the truck for sure. Fiberglassing would be a chore in or out of the truck.
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Not sure what your trying to do. If you're gonna fiberglass the dash to make it smooth, take it out of the truck for sure. Fiberglassing would be a chore in or out of the truck.
No sorry I wasnt more clear on my application here just trying to keep my idea under wraps , but anywho , the fiberglas is going to be used in conjunction with the center console I made , primarely to make a little bt intricate peices that could not be made off MDF

NO im not taking the dash out im going to mask everything I dont have the time to prep , pull , paint , let the paint cure then reinstall .
Unless you can drive the truck without dash is that feasable?
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fun stuff, dupli color adhesion promoter is one of the best. then use SEM quality interior paints they actually stain and adhere to the plastic/fabric unlike most others, it sells for 12 a can. I used 12 cans on my interior.

No clear coat is needed.
No Primer is needed, use duplicolor adhesion promoter, do like 3-4 thin coats within 2-3 min of each other wait 10-15 min and apply your first thin coat of SEM, lots of thin coats are the key, dont rush it.

SEM can be bought at www.eastwood.com



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awesome Zabeard

Ive got another Question for you how did you get the panel in front of the airbag on passenger side off , I worked at it for a while this afternnon but was kinda scared I was going to set off the Bag ?
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Just to answer another one of your questions about the Fiberglass or Poly-Resin. You can pick it up at Lowe's or the Home Depot. I'm sure that ACE would have it, too. Hope that helps.
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awesome Zabeard

Ive got another Question for you how did you get the panel in front of the airbag on passenger side off , I worked at it for a while this afternnon but was kinda scared I was going to set off the Bag ?

open the glovebox, under neath that are 4 bolts take those out and the air bag and whole front panel will slide out. make sure to unplug it.

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lol did you really misspell a 2 letter word? haha
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lol did you really misspell a 2 letter word? haha

last time i checked is and to are spelled correctly i changed is to are seeing how this is some type of english class
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My questions
1 adhesion promoter , (due you mean primer ) or is it something differant ?
Sorry Zach I was just so taken aback that someone could use the incorrect version of "Do" that I forgot that other people replied to him already
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Sorry Zach I was just so taken aback that someone could use the incorrect version of "Do" that I forgot that other people replied to him already
Dude so I have ADHD Dislexia leave me alone I was up for almost 30 something hours when I typed it , Furthermore if you dont want to help me why did you post Its very rare I ask for peoples help on here for this reason somebody just wants to put more post up under there name for no reason .
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