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Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars #21146 Jun 13, 6:25pm Jun 13, 6:25pm
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Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars
I think it would be a good idea for everyone that has painted something on their own car to list the brand and color of the paint they used.

I am very meticulous with the types and colors of paint i use. There are thousands of paint brands and colors out there and instead of each of us going out to purchase EVERY single can out there and testing it out, i would like for those with positive results to tell everyone what brand and color they used.

Generally, I am asking for spray paints out there that can match the actual body color of the car. For those who know me, I've probably bought over 200 cans of spraypaint and none have matched anything i would like. So whoever knows of any good paintbrands and colors out there, post up.

Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Eugic92] #21147 Jun 14, 1:31pm Jun 14, 1:31pm
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how come no one replies to my posts anymore? did i do something to piss you all off?

Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Eugic92] #21148 Jun 14, 4:53pm Jun 14, 4:53pm
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if you want to match the paint, y not buy car paint to paint the plastics?? i didnt want to match the color of my car, so i used a plastic promoter first. then, i used an aluminum paint. last i did many layers of dupli-color anodized red. here are some pics of my plastics:
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sorry i cant help you more

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Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Eugic92] #21149 Jun 14, 11:50pm Jun 14, 11:50pm
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If you wetsand, then paint, the surface will be really smooth.

Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Steven] #21150 Jun 15, 1:36pm Jun 15, 1:36pm
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No wetsandig needed.

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Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Eugic92] #21151 Jun 15, 2:05pm Jun 15, 2:05pm
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Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Eugic92] #21152 Jun 15, 3:09pm Jun 15, 3:09pm
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JD. You need some engine plastic overlays now. wink



Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Eugic92] #21153 Jun 15, 3:12pm Jun 15, 3:12pm
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I painted my engine plastics red...it was very easy...primed/wet sand/paint/clearcoat

Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their [Re: Eugic92] #21154 Jun 15, 3:29pm Jun 15, 3:29pm
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I'm going to have a professional paint mine, so they come out perfect thumbsup


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Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Street Prototype] #21155 Jun 15, 5:00pm Jun 15, 5:00pm
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Originally Posted by Street Prototype
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What kind of paint did you use? I love that color thumbsup

Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their [Re: VSGTS14] #21156 Jun 15, 5:19pm Jun 15, 5:19pm
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Thats the way to do it. thumbsup



Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their [Re: VSGTS14] #21157 Jun 15, 8:12pm Jun 15, 8:12pm
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Originally Posted by TRDGTS014
I'm going to have a professional paint mine, so they come out perfect thumbsup


mine came out perfect...its sooooo easy!

Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Eugic92] #21158 Jun 15, 11:52pm Jun 15, 11:52pm
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Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Karrion28] #21159 Jun 15, 11:59pm Jun 15, 11:59pm
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Spread Eagle - Did you get yours professionally done? Ususally it doesnt come out that glossy

Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Eugic92] #21160 Jun 16, 1:15am Jun 16, 1:15am
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Yes, Steven. wave



Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their [Re: Spread Eagle] #21161 Jun 16, 12:32pm Jun 16, 12:32pm
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the guy i know comes to toyota and chevy certain days. M.A.R.S. man (Mobile Auto Restoration Service)
So it isn't going to cost a lot at all and he will do an excellent job on it.


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Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Karrion28] #21162 Jun 16, 3:53pm Jun 16, 3:53pm
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Originally Posted by Karrion28
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What kind of paint did you use? I love that color thumbsup


like the one isaac posted, Duplicolor High Heat w/ ceramic, and yes spread, i need some overlays thumbsup


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Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Eugic92] #21163 Jun 16, 8:57pm Jun 16, 8:57pm
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actually i kno how to paint...i'm not asking how to paint. i'm asking if anyone knows some spray can paints that will MATCH the color of the car. i'm asking this for ppl that know how to repair dents and scratches but would rather not take their cars to get painted w/ expensive paint.

there are some paint brands that come in a can that match stock colors, but i haven't found the correct silver color to match 1D0. i'm looking for a match for the silver celica color. if anyone can help, thanks.

Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Eugic92] #21164 Jun 17, 12:59am Jun 17, 12:59am
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do you guys paint the bottom of the plastic or just the top? to paint the bottom do you have to paint the top first. let it dry then the bottom or there a method to painting them. cause i want to paint mine but i'm not so sure about that.

Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Eugic92] #21165 Jun 17, 1:01am Jun 17, 1:01am
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oh yeah also what brand/kind of clear coat do i use?

Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Eugic92] #21166 Jun 17, 11:52am Jun 17, 11:52am
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To be honest man, just get them done by a professional, it only cost about $100-150 and its perfect (whole Center console, gauge bazel, and fuse cover) . I did mine myself but after about 1 year the paint started to bubble and flake off. Trust me, get it done right the frist time because you have to look at it every day, and if it messed up you will be pissed.


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Re: Who has painted their own plastic pieces to match their cars [Re: Eugic92] #21167 Jun 17, 1:57pm Jun 17, 1:57pm
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did mine myself about 2 years back.. everything still looks perfect.

just ask a lot of questions and you can get the job done right, the first time... for under $10 thumbsup


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