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Eugic92
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Jun 13, 6:25pm - #21146 
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.

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Jun 14, 1:31pm - #21147 
how come no one replies to my posts anymore? did i do something to piss you all off?

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Jun 14, 4:53pm - #21148 
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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Jun 14, 11:50pm - #21149 
If you wetsand, then paint, the surface will be really smooth.

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Jun 15, 1:36pm - #21150 
No wetsandig needed.

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Jun 15, 2:05pm - #21151 
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Jun 15, 3:09pm - #21152 
JD. You need some engine plastic overlays now. wink



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Jun 15, 3:12pm - #21153 
I painted my engine plastics red...it was very easy...primed/wet sand/paint/clearcoat

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Jun 15, 3:29pm - #21154 
I'm going to have a professional paint mine, so they come out perfect thumbsup


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Jun 15, 5:00pm - #21155 
Originally Posted by Street Prototype
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What kind of paint did you use? I love that color thumbsup

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Jun 15, 5:19pm - #21156 
Thats the way to do it. thumbsup



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Jun 15, 8:12pm - #21157 
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!

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Jun 15, 11:52pm - #21158 
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Jun 15, 11:59pm - #21159 
Spread Eagle - Did you get yours professionally done? Ususally it doesnt come out that glossy

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Jun 16, 1:15am - #21160 
Yes, Steven. wave



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Jun 16, 12:32pm - #21161 
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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Jun 16, 3:53pm - #21162 
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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Jun 16, 8:57pm - #21163 
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.

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Jun 17, 12:59am - #21164 
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.

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Jun 17, 1:01am - #21165 
oh yeah also what brand/kind of clear coat do i use?

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Jun 17, 11:52am - #21166 
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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Jun 17, 1:57pm - #21167 
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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