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Painting Interior Trim

I've noticed lately that my trim pieces have a bit of fading and a couple of small scratches, and I think its time I hit them with a fresh coat of paint.

First off, should I go with flat black (the stock look), or gloss black?

Second, I'm worried about it being tacky and not sticking well, is there a specific type of paint best suited for interior plastic that won't rub off or be sticky? Or will good clear coat take care of it?

Third, would it be better to take it to a professional? My painting skills are amateur.
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So with this, I won't need any clear coat or anything?

I'm worried that over time it will rub off or fade
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I'm in the process of doing a major interior paint job total interior overhaul actually. I'm using dupont matched body paint (sonic blue ford oem color).

I use sem adhesion promoter for the non OEM painted surfaces. The ones that come with paint from the factory get cleaned thoroughly and AJAX'ed. I've never had a problem with adhesion.
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Have you noticed them being tacky at all? I would like them to feel the way they do now
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Have you noticed them being tacky at all? I would like them to feel the way they do now
what do you mean? like sticky? - no.

I use basecoat/clearcoat.
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Alright, my biggest fear is having sticky interior when it gets hot
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search rangerpowersports. There's a full guide on how to paint your interior CORRECTLY.
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Use Krylon Fusion for the actual plastic parts, fabric/vinyl paint for the rubbery armrests.
I used gloss black for the door panel parts & armrests in my truck.

The fusion paint bonds to plastics, but is awful for the armrests... I did mine last year & the armrests were sticky several months later (used krylon fusion at first).
After cleaning the other paint off the armrests, the fabric/vinyl paint dried in an hour or so & looks almost identical to the other painted parts.

All the plastic parts dried well & still look great. In high use areas like the door handles, you may need to sand/steel wool them down & repaint after a year or so (depending on how rough you are with the finish) but normal use should be ok.

I cleaned everything with a degreaser, washed with soap & water, then cleaned everything again 3 or 4 times with a lint free cloth with 70% - 90% rubbing alcohol. Let everything dry & make sure there isn't any dust or dirt & shoot away. Just use light coats & let each coat dry a few minutes before the next coat. It helps if you have a well lit area or at least a big shop light so you can see any spots that are thin.

If you have any spots that seem like the paint doesn't want to stick (little holes) just let everything dry & hit the area in with #0000 steel wool, clean again as before & shoot the part again. Eventually the paint will adhere.

I shot 3 or 4 coats on everything & didn't use any clear on anything. Somewhere in my photobucket page are pictures of my door panels. Just check my other posts for a link to my photobucket page.

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search rangerpowersports. There's a full guide on how to paint your interior CORRECTLY.
Do you have a link or something specific I can search there?
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Look here,

Painting Dashboard--How To--WARNING---Ton's Of Pic's. - Mustang Forums at StangNet

SEM Landau Black in Google and then go down to discussions in the options and that will show all forum posts. If I was going to paint my interior all I would use is that paint.

Heres the forum results on Google
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Thanks for the links, I wasn't really feeling the gloss color, I like the flat black look

BTW if anyone has done this, let me know how many cans of paint you used
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my interior painting method differed a bit... since youre dealing with all plastic pieces, which are usually harder for paint to adhere to... after i preped, i used an adhesion promoter in place of a primer coat. imo primer isnt needed in an application such as this. the adhesion promoter was followed by duplicolor colormatched paint on all the accent panels, and sem vinyl and fabric paint on every other panel. i left the black sem painted panels as is, but added a duplicolor clearcoat on the accent panels. they come in the small size rattle cans, and it has a clear top and says duplicolor import auto spray - clear top coat.


here's his truck, its pretty sick!
pics of my truck and a brief interior paint how-to! - Ranger Power Sports Forum
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