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    Painting plastic

    Hi guys,

    I am looking to paint the casing for my lcd, what would be the best paint to use? sugestions?

    Thanks

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    Vinyl Color (also known as "vinyl dye" to case moders). The stuff is awesome at coloring plastics. You can find it at places like AutoZone.
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    DYE DYE DYE!!!!

    USE DYE!

    well, I guess it depends on the size of your project, and it sounds rather small. I painted _everything_ in my truck ( www.mp3truck.tk ) and I always wished I hadnt.

    Paint always chips, flakes, or gets scratched, and then you have to do it all over again--and that SUCKS.

    If you aren't worried about any of that, then here are my suggestions:

    1. Lightly sand the plastic with some 300 grit sandpaper to give rough surfaces for bonding.

    2. Use some plastic prep stuff to prepare the surface, also called plastic primer--ask the guys at autozone or the like. Use 2 coats

    3. Automotive Spray paint is great. Apply 4-5 coats of your favorite color.

    4. CLEAR COAT!

    But you should save yourself the trouble and use vinyl dye. It's more expensive at first, but you never have to do it again--saving you money in the long run.
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    Thanks for that guys, i have decided i am going to use a dye, where in australia could i get a suitable dye?
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    i got some from autobarn , but supercheap has some too .

    i painted the black strips on my mazda 626 panels they have been in the weather for 4 months now and no sign of fading or chipping ;-))
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    hiya there

    i painted the interiour of my car with plastic paint/dye

    i got mine from autopro but any part store sells it

    cheers
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    Re: DYE DYE DYE!!!!

    Yo wizardPC, where did you reloacte all of the air controls and such when you mounted the screen in the dash. I was thinking about a similar install on my grand cherokee but was wondering what do do with the controls. Thanks!

    Originally posted by wizardPC
    USE DYE!

    well, I guess it depends on the size of your project, and it sounds rather small. I painted _everything_ in my truck ( www.mp3truck.tk ) and I always wished I hadnt.

    Paint always chips, flakes, or gets scratched, and then you have to do it all over again--and that SUCKS.

    If you aren't worried about any of that, then here are my suggestions:

    1. Lightly sand the plastic with some 300 grit sandpaper to give rough surfaces for bonding.

    2. Use some plastic prep stuff to prepare the surface, also called plastic primer--ask the guys at autozone or the like. Use 2 coats

    3. Automotive Spray paint is great. Apply 4-5 coats of your favorite color.

    4. CLEAR COAT!

    But you should save yourself the trouble and use vinyl dye. It's more expensive at first, but you never have to do it again--saving you money in the long run.

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    Have any of you had to extend vacuum hoses when relocating the A/C controls?

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    Vinyl Color

    This stuff bonds to wood I assume??

    Vinyl Color (also known as "vinyl dye" to case moders). The stuff is awesome at coloring plastics. You can find it at places like AutoZone

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