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one last painting question....

OK almost done...puttin the primer on the radio bezel after sanding off all the old paint last night....BUT....i looked a little closer.....i remember somebody talking about an outside rubber coat? it looks like i may have sanded some off.....is the piece ruined? will i be able to put a few coats on there and it will be hidden? if it's ruined im prob gonna primer the rest....aannndddd put it back in...until i can get another piece....
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I sanded the rubber completely off. It's just plastic underneath. I think it'd be easier to paint the plastic than the rubber.
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how long did that take you?
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it takes a long time but the paint will look alot better!
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aight well i guess i better get to work....thanx fellas...oooo btw...im usin 320 grit sandpaper....yes no? is that fine?
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i would finish it off with something like 800 or higher. you want a nice smooth finish. before you use any kind of plastic bonder and primer.
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i think I used about 100 grit to get the rubber stuff off. After that it was lots of bondo and fiberglass (for the touchscreen, you won't need any of that, haha) then several coats of primer, sanding up to 600 grit, lots of color, then sanding up to 2000 grit, then lots of clearcoat. Didn't come out perfect, but it looks good enough for government work!
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r there ne alternatives to getting the rubber coat off? if not I'm goin 2 ace hardware in a few to get some 100 grit...that might be a little easier than 320....soo yall holla back quick...so i can run to the store....my goal is to get this done TODAY!
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some people have used their fingernails? use the lowest grit you have man
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no way you will complete it today. even if you started painted and not had to sand.

take your time. it will come out better.
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well i got it done lol...i guess i work quick....it turned out great.....ummm i was dumb and missed a corner of it....sooo i'll touch up on that tomorrow since i dont work and show yall pix l8er...thanx for the help
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what is this rubber part ppl keep on talkin about on the bezel?
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Aaron your radio bezel has this sort of rubberized coating on it. I guess it's more durable against touch by fingers and stuff. It feels kinda like plastic but if you ever try to sand it off or it starts to flake on you, you'll see it's more rubbery than normal paint.
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yea....that 100 grit worked great yesterday...thanx for the tip kyle....i'm in class right now...but later I'm gonna touch up on the paint aaannndd hopefully have it all done today, cuz I hate drivin around without a bezel lol...i look ghetto.... I'll post pix when I'm done.....
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DONE!!!!!!! finally....
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OK soo yea it looks TONS better...the color is actually VERY close to the exterior and I like it alot....I'm redoing the door panels also....but after that...i think i'll leave paintin alone for a while...idk about u guys but it took alot outa me...there were so many little particulars and i know i didnt get them all....that part sux but at least she's back togethor aaanndd lookin better!!!! OOO BTW....umm i noticed this 2nite when i was puttin it all together...OK I'm gonna have a hard time explainin this but try and follow.. If you hold out the bezel...the very top....above the air vents...that WHOLE HORIZONTAL piece....i noticed that one side seems smaller than the other...i'll take better pix 2morrow so that u can actually see what I'm tlakin about so I dont look so dumb but do yall know what I'm talkin about?
OOO i looked...sorry lol it was night and there are my fingerprints lol i'll clean it up 2morrow
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looks great man!
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