Opinions - QUICKLY! - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Interior Semi-Tech General discussion of interior for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-18-2008
Sixt9coug's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Norwalk, CA
Posts: 1,034
Opinions - QUICKLY!

Well guys, i decided to paint the inner door handle trim a silver color. I am here at work, and i just shot the basecoat and i am about to clearcoat it, but i have a problem.

Looking at it, i cant decide now. Satin gloss clear, or standard gloss clearcoat?

Ill post this up, ill go clean my spray gun and ill come back!!!

Name:  doortrim.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  28.6 KB
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-18-2008
Sixt9coug's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Norwalk, CA
Posts: 1,034
Ok, did it with a semi gloss clearcoat. Its in the bake now.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-18-2008
03XLT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Fort Ashby, WV
Posts: 225
Satin would look the best in my opinion. :) I've been thinking about doing the same to mine but i'm afroad it might be too "blingy". If i thought it would look semi-oem i'd do it. Post some photos of the finished product installed if you would.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-18-2008
Lord Of War's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Thornton, Colorado
Posts: 4,599
Steve, those look ****ing sick.

I am jealous.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-18-2008
82racin's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 141
yea....i used spray cans for mine....lol
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-19-2008
Sixt9coug's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Norwalk, CA
Posts: 1,034
I put them on yesterday. I am happy with how they look, i think i got the color right (i just cocktailed it off of our mixing bank) and the clear looks proper. I didnt want a total flat, so it has some shine, but not enough to be too blingy. I did the radio bezel a while back with a full glossy clearcoat and i like it, but the grainy silver wouldnt look as good. i didnt sand all the texture out of the plastic, i thought it looked more OEM that way. Plus it seems with parts like this, if you sand all the texture out you see more of the flaws in the piece. (divets where screws attach on the back and whatnot).

used real car paint here with a specialized primer thats meant for raw plastic that can be painted over.

crappy cell pics -
first one of the radio bezel. Funny, i went from satin silver on the bezel to glossy black, and from satin black to satin silver on the door trim.


Name:  doortrim3.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  21.3 KB

Name:  doortrim2.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  18.9 KB
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-19-2008
DisturbedESV's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 3,115
That looks really good!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-19-2008
fordlife's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lemoore CA/561, Fl
Posts: 773
looks great!!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-19-2008
seed60's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,584
That looks awesome!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-19-2008
crazymikey's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: your mom
Posts: 4,008
very subtle, but suits it well. Very nice job.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-19-2008
pace51's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: on da puter
Posts: 711
That's sweet what else you plan on painting inside?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-19-2008
crazymikey's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: your mom
Posts: 4,008
I don't think there's much more that can be/needs to be painted inside a ranger. maybe some cool new gauge overlays?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-19-2008
pace51's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: on da puter
Posts: 711
air vents, radio/hvac bezel thing, the little vents ( in pic don't know what they are for.), Cup holders, Plastic along botton of seat seat back handels, etc...

Name:  doortrim3.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  17.5 KB
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-19-2008
crazymikey's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: your mom
Posts: 4,008
Only things I would paint in mine would be the radio.hvac/vent bezel and the door handle area like sixt9coug did.

Anything more and it just looks like you were trying to use up the rest of the paint left over.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-19-2008
Sixt9coug's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Norwalk, CA
Posts: 1,034
yeah for now i think thats all im gonna shoot inside. The little vents and stuff i think look better in the stock color, and anything else in a contrasting color is gonna look too busy. I might change my shift ****, or shift boot to something not so cheap looking.

I did add a bunch of sound deadening under the carpet last weekend. helped quite a bit, but once you fix one area of concern, you notice the other areas that could use a little attention. ayy, it doesnt end. It never does lol. you'd think i would have learned that from my Cougar wouldnt ya?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-20-2008
crazymikey's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: your mom
Posts: 4,008
I'd upgrade to some billet HVAC *****,door lock pops,a custom shift **** and like i mentioed before,maybe some new gauge overlays. All subtle stuff that makes a big difference.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-20-2008
Mykhael's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: .
Posts: 4,197
Quote:
Originally Posted by pace51 View Post
air vents, radio/hvac bezel thing, the little vents ( in pic don't know what they are for.), Cup holders, Plastic along botton of seat seat back handels, etc...

That part circled in the picture serves no purpose. The explorer dash and ranger dash are the same. It is used on the explorer dash for the EATC setup
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need an answer quickly please ranger_1999 General Ford Ranger Discussion 6 03-19-2010 09:00 PM
balljoint helpp...quickly if possible truckcap22 General Ford Ranger Discussion 3 08-16-2009 09:20 PM
Trans Temp Climbs Quickly... 01xltranger4x4 Drivetrain Tech 38 06-06-2008 07:33 PM
Header Help Quickly DCRVP 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 8 04-20-2006 08:09 PM
drain plug for coolant*RESPOND QUICKLY* loneFX4 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 21 08-15-2005 01:45 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:52 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.