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« on: November 20, 2002, 07:33:55 PM »

In the faq i see that the guy painted the krylon onto the front plastic part. It didn't specifiy if he had to prepare it first. Do you need to sand it, prime it or what and how reliable is it to paint the plastic with krylon. If I were to use vinyl in the front would it be a better move, look wise and work wise. Answers would be appreciate.
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2002, 07:39:43 PM »

Sand, prime, sand, prime, sand, paint, sand, paint, sand, paint, clearcote.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2002, 07:43:11 PM »

I'd say virtual-hideout's project tivoli has a good outline of painting, as well as links to several others. It takes a lot of effort and time to get a good paint job, but following the directions on the can of paint will usually get a satisfactory job done.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2002, 07:46:53 PM »

Also, if your painting plastic check out vinyl dye.  Totally forgot about that.
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2002, 08:56:33 PM »

Dude, use vinyl dye for the plastic bezel.  It dyes the plastic so even if you scrape it or something stupid it will still show the same color.  Oh, and you only need 1 coat and you dont have to prep it.  And it looks like it came from the factory in that color.  (If your bezel is black youll have to dye it white first [bleaches out the black so you get color instead of bleh]).
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2002, 10:18:58 PM »

Yes, vinyl dye... god's little gift to modders.

http://www.gideontech.com/guides/vinyldye/
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2002, 02:24:07 PM »

Now I have read the gt guide to vinyl dying, but will dye work on a plastic piece thats been painted before if I sand down to plastic again? What if I really sanded it hard and deep? Anyone try sanding a once painted piece and dying yet?
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2002, 03:16:08 PM »

For any UK guys that are after vinyl dye go to halfords they sell it cheap but you can only get it in basic colours.









Another bit of useless information from ME
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2002, 03:19:05 PM »

Great :) I couldn't seem to find anywhere that sold it! I forgot about Halfords! I can't get there till next saturday though coz I'm at uni at the moment :-? Do you know what colours they have?
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2002, 03:49:35 PM »

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Now I have read the gt guide to vinyl dying, but will dye work on a plastic piece thats been painted before if I sand down to plastic again? What if I really sanded it hard and deep? Anyone try sanding a once painted piece and dying yet?


Depends on what it is... you have do go down pretty far to get to "virgin" plastic.  By the time you get that far, most pieces have been either destroyed or damaged.
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