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Old 10-18-2006
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definitely not a new idea...i want to paint my bezel, and ive searched without finding what im looking for. i found some vinyl and dash paint at work today, and i really dont know much about painting auto stuff. do i primer that with the spray primer??? do i primer at all? basically i need a how to.
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Old 10-18-2006
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buff, primer, color, clear if recomended(depends), let dry, install
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Old 10-18-2006
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usually we use Krylon rattle can stuff...with some clear coat
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Old 10-19-2006
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Best thing to use is is a plastic primer,we use a product called "Bull Dog",comes in a spray...I used it on the front valance panel and no flaking/peeling
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okay... im defnitely gonna do it now, but do i need to take off the dash off to get the bezel off? any advice? how about the door panels? i wanna do those too.
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Old 10-19-2006
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I'm not sure if urs is the same on the bezel(i have an 01)...but there should be 2 screws under the radio and above the AC...take those out and it should pull out...as for the door panels...im pretty sure ours arent the same....
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SAND IT DOWN REALLY REALLY GOOD! make sure it's VERY smooth! get some really light grit and go at it a while... i think barrman(sp) did a writeup on it....look at his...he knows what he's talkin about!
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what about the rubbery kinda coating thats on there ? mine has started ot peel off from repetitive use of the cig lighter so i want to paint it sonic blue ... how hard is it to get off ?
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most people just sit and pick at it for a few days and it comes off....

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/tech/?p=114
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sanding is your friend...WETsandind is better
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Belive it or not,I used a local do it yourself car wash presure washer,mine had a few places peeling and that was my starting point........just make sure you hold it down good and not with your bare hands(ouch)
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get the clear coat spray also so when ur done spraying the color and it dries u can spray the clear coat and it will shine like the paint on ur truck
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Old 10-24-2006
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what is wet sanding exactly... im in the process of getting this crap off... and im trying to figure out what i need to do the get this crap off faster.
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I did this yesterday and had the same peeling issue - I actually had to use a harsher grit to get it off. When all was done - it turned out pretty damn cool.
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