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Why? #61904 Nov 19, 9:47pm Nov 19, 9:47pm
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I have a Question! Why center console on this first 3 pictures looks nice thumbsup and on pic 4 it's looks like Crap puke
Is it just because first guy used the Clear coat and guy on pic #4 did not use it or it's just because the paint they used is different or shitty camera was used to take a pic#4??? grin


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Re: Why? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #61905 Nov 19, 9:47pm Nov 19, 9:47pm
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2 thumbsup

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Re: Why? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #61906 Nov 19, 9:48pm Nov 19, 9:48pm
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Re: Why? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #61907 Nov 19, 9:48pm Nov 19, 9:48pm
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4 puke puke puke

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Re: Why? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #61908 Nov 19, 9:53pm Nov 19, 9:53pm
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first one looks professionaly done, the other one looks like it could be vinyl, or personally painted. looks like no clear coat too.


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Re: Why? [Re: element_celica] #61909 Nov 19, 9:57pm Nov 19, 9:57pm
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First one is looks so nice! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
Do you think it is posble to do the same at home ? confused

Re: Why? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #61910 Nov 19, 10:18pm Nov 19, 10:18pm
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Yes, it is.

First, go buy a good quality paint (DuPont is always a good way to go) The other one that I've had wonderful experiences with (correct me, people, if you have other opinions) is Testor's Model Enamel, which is a whole lot cheaper than anything with a DuPont lable on it, and can look just as good.

Next, make sure you prep the surface properly:
1. scuff sand it first with 320 grit sandpaper
2. smooth it with 400 to 800 grit sandpaper
3. clean the surface with isopropyl alcohol or mineral spirits
4. us tack cloth to remove lint and dust particles from the surface (do this right before you paint)

Painting:
1: apply a good primer coat, making sure not to overload the surface with paint so that it runs or sags
2: fill your sink, a bucket, or whatever with water, and wet sand the primer coat with 800 grit sandpaper; allow this to dry then re-tack cloth it
3. spray a thin coat of whatever color your want, don't worry about covering the primer completely with this coat of paint
4. wet sand again, this time with 1000 grit sandpaper
5. spray your final coat of color, this time a little thicker (be careful not to make it so thick that it runs or sags)
6. wet sand again with 1000 grit
7. spray a thin layer of clearcote (gloss or matte. whichever you prefer)
8. wet sand with 1500 grit
9. continue spraying clear cote until you have reached your desired depth of color (each layer of clearcote will deepen the original color)
10. finish by wet sanding with 2000 grit sandpaper
11. use polishing compound (found at automotive and hardware stores) to buff the paint to a high shine

now, sit back and enjoy your professional looking paint job


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Re: Why? [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #61911 Nov 19, 10:30pm Nov 19, 10:30pm
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Sweet tastyDo you have pictures of your center console???
Post it please.

Re: Why? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #61912 Nov 19, 10:34pm Nov 19, 10:34pm
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i'll try, i don't have a cam, so it could be difficult


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Re: Why? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #61913 Nov 20, 1:21pm Nov 20, 1:21pm
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Yes i am thinking about doing this too

Re: Why? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #61914 Nov 21, 10:06pm Nov 21, 10:06pm

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hmm...the 4th pix looks like vinyl but the first few pixs are awesome thumbsup

Re: Why? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #61915 Nov 22, 11:36pm Nov 22, 11:36pm
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4th pic is taken at night

Re: Why? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #61916 Nov 23, 12:14am Nov 23, 12:14am
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It's not the same car (notice the vents)

Re: Why? [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #61917 Nov 23, 12:43am Nov 23, 12:43am
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the paint is different too.

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