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Painting Vynil

i am going to retrim my interior in my XE in a few weeks & needed to know what the best thing for painting my arm rests & possibly door surrounds black would be.

ive heard vynil paint isnt very good but i have never done anything like this before so any ideas or help would be great


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Re: Painting Vynil

Vynil paint will work just fine, just clean the surface first with thinners, dry thoroughly, then spray the vynil paint on, and rub it in with some cotten waste.
My friend (using the above method) turned his light brown escort interior into a blue interior to match the car, it looked good, was hard wearing and no problems with it.


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Re: Painting Vynil

Vinyl spray (VHT) is perfect for the job...I dont know where you heard it was crap. There is a post on here about whats best to use on plastics and vinyls if you want a read. I just finished my XE using vinyl spray check it out if you like

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Re: Painting Vynil

just do a good job on cleaning the surface you are to paint,with say turps,metho,thinners,acatate that type of stuff and scrub the surface,let dry for say half an hour to 40 mins and spray 1 light coat of vinyl paint on so u can still see a bit of the original color then spray on a nother two coats of paint in normal thickness and you should have a great finish this is how i did mine a bout 6 months agoo and i can clean it when ever with out it fading and rain is always getting on it and still looks as good as the day i done it .

alternatively ,you can use a plastic primer and then with spray gun or something like you add a product called flexaid to your enamel and spray that on 2-3 coats and then clear over that .good hard long lasting finish.

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