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Unread 03-07-2013, 12:39 PM   #1
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Painting Dash Accents

I have an 08 4-door JK. My theme for the jeep is black and red and I would like to paint the dark grey and silver accents black and red. Things like the interior dash by the gauge panel, the dark grey inlays along the center console, etc. Any suggestions on procedures to painting this. Should I sand it, if so what grade? What kind of primer should I use? Self-Etching maybe? Also specific paint?

I recently painted the inserts on my wheels and they turned out very well so I have some experience but I certainly would rather not do it if its going to turn out bad.

Here's some pics of what I've painted and what I'd like to paint. Thanks guys!




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Unread 03-07-2013, 08:07 PM   #2
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Good idea. I would suggest using a gray scotch-brite pad for sanding. Clean it with A LOT of wax and grease remover, and alcohol, then use adhesion promotor and spray paint for plastics.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 08:35 PM   #3
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Good idea. I would suggest using a gray scotch-brite pad for sanding. Clean it with A LOT of wax and grease remover, and alcohol, then use adhesion promotor and spray paint for plastics.
Thanks I will definitely keep all those tips in mind and post pics when I finally get around to doing it! Got other projects going on right now! New track bar, driveshafts, etc...
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Unread 03-07-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
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Good idea. I would suggest using a gray scotch-brite pad for sanding. Clean it with A LOT of wax and grease remover, and alcohol, then use adhesion promotor and spray paint for plastics.
After that, hit it with about three coats of clear coat, lightly wet sand, and add a few more coats of clear. Repeat until you're happy. Then wax it with whatever wax you've got laying around the garage. It'll look much more like a real automotive finish, as opposed to spray paint.

The end result completely justifies the little bit of extra effort.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #5
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After that, hit it with about three coats of clear coat, lightly wet sand, and add a few more coats of clear. Repeat until you're happy. Then wax it with whatever wax you've got laying around the garage. It'll look much more like a real automotive finish, as opposed to spray paint.

The end result completely justifies the little bit of extra effort.
I will definitely do that! Clear coat makes everything look nice!
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Slawkin93 where did you buy the two gas cans and mounts on the back of your jeep? I've been looking for something like that for my 97 TJ. Also about how much did they cost you? Thanks in advance!

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Unread 04-11-2013, 06:54 PM   #7
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Slawkin93 where did you buy the two gas cans and mounts on the back of your jeep? I've been looking for something like that for my 97 TJ. Also about how much did they cost you? Thanks in advance!

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I got them all with a package with the bumper/tirecarrier. It's made by a company named rock hard 4x4. The total cost was about 1200$ but the mounts are150$ per side and the tanks were50$ and 75$. One is a tool box just mocking a gas tank.
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