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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-01-2001, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Painting plastic ?s

I have some grained plastic interior pieces in my Toyota that I would like to paint, but I am not really sure how to go about it. I looked at two different binder type products, one said makes paint adhere to plastic and the other was a flex additive and binder, I believe. Do I really need something like this, I've heard if you just clean the surface really well the paint will stick, but I just don't know. Also, what type of paint would be best, enamel, laquer, etc. I plan on doing this as a rattle can job.

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Re: Painting plastic ?s

I painted the license plate frame on my wife's car with spray paint and the paint flaked off after about 6 months. I then used one of those binder sprays and repainted the frame. The paint has been on over a year now. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the product I used. I know I bought it at Advanced Auto. Its worth the extra five buck and a little more spray time.
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Re: Painting plastic ?s

There are dyes available to change color of interior trim parts. Go to an auto body parts suppler. I've never used any of these products, but I have heard they are pretty good, I think Martin Senor products, available through NAPA I think, are very good.

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