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hmm paint or replace the radio bezel

i want your guys/girls opinion to paint or replace the bezel seeing as the rubber decide yesterday to start peeling off. if i paint it i was thinking of bringing it to a paint shop and have them paint it sonic blue to match my truck. im just worried it might look funny only seeing the bezel paint blue and the rest of the truck interior is gray and black. heres some pics of where is starting to peel

as you can see from the pics it doesnt look like its peeling that bad but just running me finger across it makes more fall off
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paint it....put like 5 coats of clear over the paint, let dry really good wet sand it out nice and it should be gold!

or take it up to a paint shop and have them 100% color match it. should be about the same cost as buying a new one...and it will look really nice


oh btw just remebered if your trucks still underwarrenty they cover that!
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i wish it was still underwarrenty but i hit 36000 on the ODO 3 weeks ago so my bumper to bumper is gone but i still have my limited lifetime on the powerterain atleast. but i will try to get it replaced when i take it in on monday for the oil change if they wont fix it i probably end up painting it or having it paint. dont know else i try still shouldnt have peeled only beening a year and a half old
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common problem
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common problem
My 2003 didn't ever peel, the one in my '95 is even better than that! I don't see it happening that much. Oh well.

Paint it man, I painted mine Sonic Blue and then changed my mind, sold it and got a silver one from an Explorer. It was nice for the time being.
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some others have painted all their air vents as well, so you can have some more sonic blue stuff, also that plastic part on the door where the power lock and window buttons are
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Paint it! A new radio bezel from ford (not under warranty) is $86.00 !!!!

Here's mine i did last week
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daym thats bright lol
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yea, you need to wear some
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other option is aftermarket like carbon fiber etc.
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other option is aftermarket like carbon fiber etc.
Who in the world makes a carbon fiber bezel?
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good ol' Mazdas have them stock

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I'm painting mine red tommorrow. Film at 11......
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good ol' Mazdas have them stock
A coating, film or otherwise fake carbon fiber, yes? Not actual woven, fiber, right?
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that is correct..
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o4Edge, Mine is doing it and I have Sonic Blue also. I have been trying to find color match spray to no success. I don't think it is available. I think when I get around to doing it, I am going to go with a silver. I read a thread here where someone did it and it looked great. Their comment was that silver goes with any exterior color. Sonic Blue seems a little risky to me, but I would love to see one done in it to confirm. It may look great. I am torn.
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I've heard tale that if you go to a local paint guy and ask for it, they can make their own spray can for you that is color matched. The silver does look really nice, but to me it looks more like a stock option than something really custom, but if you were ready to just replace it than that might be perfect for you.
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I may try that. I want to paint my mirrors anyway so it wouldn't be wasted money if I didn't like the bezel. I painted some small stuff with a Prevail Sprayer before using auto paint and it worked out fine. The problem is buying the components. Once you buy paint, reducer, hardener, fisheye eliminator, clear, etc it seems like I was at $150. This was 10 years ago.
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