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    Red face My First Little Project! FINISHED.

    Ok, I have been dying to get started on my car for some time now. I went to a car show friday and found a car with the interior freshly painted. I told the guy how I have been on this site a TON reading everything I can. I asked about the paint and he advised it was cheap and really wouldnt take any time. I asked if he sanded...he sd that using the right paint it wasnt really necessary.

    Well Last night at about 6:00 I got my paint took my dash off and got to painting. Lets just say that the sanding part was wrong. It took like 10 passes to get the bubbles to fill in. I had to go back a 11th time with a tiny brush to finish the rest. But i got it DONE!

    Pics to follow tonight...Heres a tip. WHEN IN DOUBT...SAND THE CRAP OUT OF IT.

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    Ok, I got a question...I descided that I was going to go ahead and to my lower door panels. So, as to not make the same mistake that I made last time..I was wondering if I could get some advise....should I sand or prime...If sand what grit? If prime what kind of primer?

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    dude if its plastic u always sand it down - use 60 to 80 grit 1st get the shine off - then move upto like 200 grit to get the whole thing smoothed down - go upto 400 if u want to make it even smoother - after that do 2 coats of primer (first one let it dry 15 minz do it another time let it dry another 15 minz) sand it down if it does not look smooth but use the 400 grit if u sand after prime then just reprime it and paint it and sand again if u need to

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    Ok, I understand....so I could like use my sander and sand the S@#t out of it and then get some 200 and some 400 maby even 600 grit. Prime it 2x let it dry after each time....and then paint it...what about my dash...should I do it over?

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    i agree with xdjxklusivex, there is really no rule with the sanding and primer....pretty much you sand, when you think it is ok you prime so you get an even surface where you can notice imperfections, then you keep doing the same thing over and over until you get the results you were looking for....(this part is my preference) do an extra coat of primer and then paint...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Downside
    Ok, I understand....so I could like use my sander and sand the S@#t out of it and then get some 200 and some 400 maby even 600 grit. Prime it 2x let it dry after each time....and then paint it...what about my dash...should I do it over?

    if you like how it looks dont redo it but after u finish ur doors or whatever and u can notice the difference between it i would go back and resand it but it would be a ***** to sand off the many layers oh paint id try wide it down with a small towel or something dipped in acitone or if its hella thick and ur dash is good plastic just scrape it off with a razor post up some pics too

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    I'm waiting for the pics...

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    Yeah, me too. It helps to learn from other people's mistakes. I'm ready for my first interior painting, as well. I'm looking forward to sanding, wax & grease removing, prep spraying, sanding, priming, waiting, sanding, and then vinyl spraying (maybe more sanding) I'd like to see your unsanded result. Does anyone use dry sandpaper for plastic preparation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xhazn
    ]Does anyone use dry sandpaper for plastic preparation?
    yeah i used dry sand paper 1st and then i went to wet sand with like 400 wetordry paper to clean up the dust and smooth it out

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    Glad to hear it...well I only got 1 door done today...will have pics tomorrow hopefully...its like 2:00 here, we did my friends dash and my 1 door, will have pics of everything We have so far.

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