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what kind or brand of paint do i need to buy so i can paint so of the things in my tib??

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To tell you the truth, I spraypainted my interior bezels. Just regular old spraypaint did the trick(and it looks wonderful).
 

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Most people on the board have used just regular spray paint. Otherwise if you have the skill or the money, you can have it painted with a gun and real automotive paint. Bat Lord, myself, and I believe one other person did that.

Otherwise the regular $2 a can blue light special spray paint does the trick. Just make sure that before you paint, you clean your parts very very good. Either buy some wax and grease remover, or use regular dish soap to clean the parts. Clean them like 2 or 3 times just to make sure. The last thing you want when you paint are little fisheyes or dust particles in the paint. <img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle>

When painting, use a good primer. Sometimes people get sandable plastic primer, and then once they apply 2 or 3 coats, they wet sand the parts until they're nice and smooth. When you apply the colored paint, don't do it all in one shot. Take your time, gently move the can side to side, holding it about a foot away from the parts. It's better to do 3 or 4 coats of light spray than 1 or 2 thick coats. Once it's all fully dried (best is to leave it dry over night) then wet sand it, and apply a few good coats of gloss clear. The clear coat is what's gonna protect the paint from scratches and dirt, so it's good to apply to like 4-6 light coats.

Then let it dry (again, preferably over night) and install all back together. Good luck! <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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What about the folio-tech paint? Where do you get it? Is it not a brush-on paint?

I'm painting the interior too!
 

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In regards to paint and clear coat.

make sure the paint and clear coat are compatable. I had to resand, re-paint 2 VERY LARGE areas of my dash because the clear coat 'crackeled' the paint. It dried for serveral days, so it was not that the paint was wet...just incompatable. When I used the same brand paint AND clear coat...no problems.

BTW...things go MUCH easier if you use automotive primer first. The stuff sticks to plastic, and the paint then sticks to the primer much better. Krylon makes auto primer, colored paints and clear coat that are all compatable.

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heehee..... i have a compresser, a HVLP profesional spray gun, a touchup/detailgun... and i never use um! if someone would like to use this stuff, then drop me an email, u can swing by my house and we can paint stuff! just bring your own paint
 

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heehee..... i have a compresser, a HVLP profesional spray gun, a touchup/detailgun... and i never use um! if someone would like to use this stuff, then drop me an email, u can swing by my house and we can paint stuff! just bring your own paint<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size=1 id=quote>

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well, I live on the other side of the country.... In Mechanicsville Maryland... But come on over if you want. I dont care. I love to paint stuff!
 

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Well here's my story... I went to Wal-Mart on Friday and spent $25 bux on panit, etc. I bought Krylon primer and yellow, then some Wal-Mart brand clear coat (97 cents a can!). I stayed up until 2:30 am painting and such. I had to drive my car the next morning so it was a hell of a rush. First the dash was a [email protected]#%h to take off, but finally it was time to paint. 2:00, all my help was passed out drunk and it's time for reassembly, went to put on the door panel and it fell... scraped off the still tacky paint that was on the speaker grill. SUCKS!!! so yesterday, (Sunday), I went out and took the door off again to redo it entirely. (There were some flaws in the paint.) I sanded the "spots" with the finest sandpaper Wal-Mart had, 320 grit, and repainted then took it upstairs and sat the pieces in front of two fans that I have to dry. After an hour it was perfect! Hooray! Finally done and it looks sweet. Yellow with black racing stripes on the exterior, and black with yellow accent on the interior. Just one step closer to being the rumblebee it was originally intended to be. <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
 
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