So I wanna paint my Laredo trim.
I got this idea just sitting around thinking about my jeep. I want to paint the plastic side trim front and back bumper black. Besides sanding it down and what not, what would be the best way to go about doing this?
IMO it looks better gone which is what I did. I also decided to paint it because my paint had started oxidizing so it was kind of a motive for me to remove the trim anyways. Here's what the finished product looks like anyways!
Matte Black '96 ZJ 4.0
IRO 3.5" Benchmark Lift, Bilstein 5100's, 31x10.5x15 Westlake SL369 A/T's, Moog Super Trail Boss SS, KOR Rad Support, Chopped-up Front Bumper
I cleaned mine thoroughly before with some simple green and then used Krylon Fusion for plastic. Did three coats. Looks great and there's only a few scuffs even after off-roading almost every weekend. It holds up well. I did black panels on my white ZJ.
I bought Rustoleum flat black for the plastic, but upon further review and research, I'll be returning it to Walmart and buying the Krylon Fusion. The Rustoleum is great paint but its specifically formulated for bare metal and wood and doesn't even list plastic as a paintable surface, so don't make the same mistake. I bought about 8 cans of Krylon Colormaster satin Italian olive green (closest thing I could find to "OD green") for all the metal on the Jeep (hood, top, doors, fenders, liftgate, etc) and I'll do all the plastic (body cladding, bumpers, grill, etc) in Krylon Fusion satin black. I just finished the wheels in Rustoleum Professional flat black, and they look damn nice if I do say so myself. Everything gets 2 coats of Walmart Colorplace grey primer.
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