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Old 07-18-2014, 10:16 PM   #1
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Interior Trim Paint???!

Be searched through the threads and found a lot of write ups on this, but couldn't find anyone that actually laid out the step by step process. Like, what type of wet sandpaper, how much sanding, whether or not you need to apply primer first, or an adhesive first. Can someone provide a step by step analysis if what they did? I really wanna do this mod this weekend. Thank you!

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Just tried the "cheap and easy paint mod"...

Did you see this one? There's also a link to another thread in post one of the thread above, too.

When I did ours, I just filled in the lettering and wiped off with mineral spirits. No sanding, no other prep except making sure they were clean. When they were done I sprayed with a couple of coats of clear.

This picture was mid-process. Still had to wipe off excess paint.
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There is post in the "what did you do to your JK" thread that describes the steps one guy took.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:31 PM   #4
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Just tried the "cheap and easy paint mod"... Did you see this one? There's also a link to another thread in post one of the thread above, too. When I did ours, I just filled in the lettering and wiped off with mineral spirits. No sanding, no other prep except making sure they were clean. When they were done I sprayed with a couple of coats of clear. This picture was mid-process. Still had to wipe off excess paint.

Even though you didn't prep, is it still holding up? And did you just spray the whole vent with clear coat?
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:35 PM   #5
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There is post in the "what did you do to your JK" thread that describes the steps one guy took.
Did you see the post recently or was it a while back? The thread is so large, I want to kind of get a general idea of where to start.
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It's holding up so far, but it's only been a couple of months.

Once I added the blue to the lettering, I sprayed the whole vent and grab handle with clear. Mine were the REALLY shiny sparkle silver. I like the way the semi-gloss clear knocked down the really plastic-y look it had.

On Mike's jeep I painted the rings and grab handle with a grey all over, waited for it to dry for a day, then added the color to the letters, then sprayed everything clear.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:51 PM   #7
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It's holding up so far, but it's only been a couple of months. Once I added the blue to the lettering, I sprayed the whole vent and grab handle with clear. Mine were the REALLY shiny sparkle silver. I like the way the semi-gloss clear knocked down the really plastic-y look it had. On Mike's jeep I painted the rings and grab handle with a grey all over, waited for it to dry for a day, then added the color to the letters, then sprayed everything clear.

Once it dries, do you do the same process as above with the mineral? Also, did you prep the vents and handle when you sprayed the whole thing or just paint it?
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Yes, everything was the same after I let it dry for a day.

Only prep for both methods was just to make sure they were clean. I hit it all with a Clorox wipe and then let it dry for fifteen minutes.

Ah, caveat: when I painted the grey on the entire rings/bars, it was a rustoleum made for plastics.
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If you need step by step I can provide you some I will have to write it up. But pm me if you need it

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Old 07-19-2014, 06:45 AM   #10
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Thank you all!
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So this is the look I finally went with. The paint I got from the dealership would not rub off properly once I put it on the letters. Had to much lacquer put into it. I therefor changed my course a little and painted the screws and end caps on the vents. Thank you both for your help!
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So this is the look I finally went with. The paint I got from the dealership would not rub off properly once I put it on the letters. Had to much lacquer put into it. I therefor changed my course a little and painted the screws and end caps on the vents. Thank you both for your help!
came out awesome! I like the red accent piece.

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Old 07-23-2014, 03:33 PM   #13
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Thanks man! I initially tried to make the letters orange but the dealership paint would not rub off right with the mineral spirits, so I decided to remake it all black and try something different. Post a pic of yours if you decide to make the addition!
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That's awesome! Congratulations!

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