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SilverGT604 Oct 10, 1:23am - #296155 
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OoOooOHHHh nOOOOOOO

I just had a quick question about paint the engine plastic... ppl say that you should put primer on the plastic first.. but what would happen if i didnt prime the surface and just washed it and painted it? guess it wont last that long rite ????
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sbocaj55 Oct 10, 1:26am - #296156 

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Normally it doesn't stick well. I had a bad experience painting plastic before...i had to get primer and redo it. Certain paints that are made for plastics might fuse better with the plastic though. There's only one way to find out!
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isaac Oct 10, 1:27am - #296157 
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I'm pushing 3 years... no problems and never used primer, just soap and water. dry. followed by 4 **extremely thin coats** of this stuff...

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it may not be the exact same color as the Celica outside, but its pretty darn close to the same color of the celica's engine bay rice

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Speed4TheNeed Oct 10, 1:29am - #296158 

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you can also use that krylon fuzion stuff..supposedly it works well without primering
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Zero Oct 10, 1:38am - #296159 

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or Testors Paint thumbsup

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GOLDCELICA Oct 10, 1:40am - #296160 

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Originally Posted by isaac
I'm pushing 3 years... no problems and never used primer, just soap and water. dry. followed by 4 **extremely thin coats** of this stuff...

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it may not be the exact same color as the Celica outside, but its pretty darn close to the same color of the celica's engine bay rice

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Exactly! Paint it and rub a towel over it. If it doesn't scratch off your good.

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CelicaRacer05 Oct 10, 1:40am - #296161 

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it doesnt stick, i tired... you gotta get some shit for plastic otherwise it wont willworks
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hephaestus Oct 10, 1:58am - #296162 
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I never tried it or will. That stuff looks like cheap ricer crap to me and I'm not showing my engine bay to the world. I'm sure that I wouldn't with some Krylon painted engine plastics if I had the chance. Looks like crap in my opinion. Just like painting the dash, ricer and crap. Nothing to show off than a good paint job that I could do on my own walls of my apartment. It's embarrassing and belittles the rest of the Celica communtiy.
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Blue_Bomber Oct 10, 2:15am - #296163 
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My friend painted his plastics with only paint, and it started bubbling and actually peeled off in sheets. thumbsdown I repainted them by scuffing the surface up, using plastic primer, and then applied the paint in thin layers, wetsanding in between. Last time I saw it, it was still nice and smooth and shiny like the body of the car. It's not gonna peel off anytime soon. smile
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SmutasticGT Oct 10, 4:57am - #296164 

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I first painted mine red with out primer and it peeled within a month, so I went back stripped the paint, primered it and painted it silver...its been about a year now and now peeling thumbsup
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SmutasticGT Oct 10, 4:58am - #296165 

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^^^ lol i meant after a year now and NO peeling grin
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SilverGT604 Oct 10, 6:24am - #296166 
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after doin the engine covers I think they turned out pretty smooth =] .. you tink itz possible to do a good job on the side skirts??
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BReakinDrifTs Oct 10, 7:36am - #296167 
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Originally Posted by hephaestus
I never tried it or will. That stuff looks like cheap ricer crap to me and I'm not showing my engine bay to the world. I'm sure that I wouldn't with some Krylon painted engine plastics if I had the chance. Looks like crap in my opinion. Just like painting the dash, ricer and crap. Nothing to show off than a good paint job that I could do on my own walls of my apartment. It's embarrassing and belittles the rest of the Celica communtiy.

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isaac Oct 10, 8:43am - #296168 
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everyone is entitled to their own oppinion... I'm not going to knock hephaestus for his - but one thing is for sure, I will not ask him to paint the walls of my house spineyes

I like to customize many things that I have... make them my own... I'm proud of the job I do and am proud to show it off thumbsup

and Im sure that others are happy just to paint the walls of their apartment grin

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DJ_Curtiz Oct 10, 6:05pm - #296169 
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Originally Posted by BReakinDrifTs
Originally Posted by hephaestus
I never tried it or will. That stuff looks like cheap ricer crap to me and I'm not showing my engine bay to the world. I'm sure that I wouldn't with some Krylon painted engine plastics if I had the chance. Looks like crap in my opinion. Just like painting the dash, ricer and crap. Nothing to show off than a good paint job that I could do on my own walls of my apartment. It's embarrassing and belittles the rest of the Celica communtiy.

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Isaac, i think you offended him by painting your plastics crazy

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