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READ THIS BEFORE ATTEMPTING
DONT USE CRAPPY PAINT!
So, I did my dash two weeks ago and was really disappointed with the outcome... the Rustoleum paint looked inconsistent and chipped off easily.
I finally found the *perfect paint* for this job, so I ripped it all back out and redid it all . It's called SEM Color Coat and it's the same shit used by body shops. It's fade resistant and designed for dashes (flexible plastic/vinyl). It's really expensive, but worth it. You can find it at professional paint shops.
1) Strip off the sticky stuff w/ paint thinner
2) Wetsand imperfections down with 800/2000 grit sp
3) Scrub with soapy water
4) DRY 100%
5) Apply SEM Plastic Adhesion Promoter (if you want it to last)
6) Apple SEM Paint just like any other (light, 10 mins between coats)
SEM "Landau Black" (semi gloss oem look)
SEM Color Coat applies like a dye to the plastic, it dries smooth and extremely durable compared to the cheap stuff. Highly recommend it!
Well, also it's super humid here in Houston and that makes it harder to paint. Clear coat = impossible here. Another issue I had was Rustoleum cans shooting blobs of paint and drying with lighter spots even after 4 coats.
To each his own, you can use Walmart stuff or the pro stuff. SEM is absolutely top notch and the chemical flash time is pretty decent too.
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