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Unread 09-06-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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BEST bang for the buck: Cladding paint.

I'm back after being gone for awhile with another burning question. What would be the best black spray paint for a 2000 Larado with plastic cladding (trim and bumper)

I know many threads exist with the same topic but Id like some up to date info. Also how many cans would be needed? Price?

I live near just about any major super center (Home Depot, Walmart)

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Unread 09-06-2013, 10:03 PM   #2
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why do you want to paint it? Is it looking faded? You can make it look like new permanently (well until it fades again) with some careful time and a heat gun. Paint generally just comes right off, and you can make it look good temporarily with some conditioner/tire shine like stuff.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 10:15 PM   #3
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Krylon fusion plastic paint from Walmart. Did mine 6 years ago and still looks good.

Heat gun takes too long and is hard to get an overall even color.

Plus black cladding looks better on a WJ than gray.

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First I would try this stuff called Cover All from Oreilly's. It will do wonders in bringing back faded plastic. Spray on and wipe off.

If you are set on painting then Krylon fuson works great. I was skeptical about how it would turn out, but I painted mine at the beginning of summer and it looks good. The only thing is I run wide mud tires and they throw rocks so of course the paint will ding in direct line of the road spray from the tires(such as the lower side portion of the rear bumper and lower portion of the front door/rocker cladding)
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Unread 09-06-2013, 11:19 PM   #5
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I'd go with this...almost black...solid black doesn't look good IMHO...

Best color here...doesn't have that slight blue tint over charcoal greys have:
http://www.urethanesupply.com/Aeroso...ester-Dk-Gray/
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I used Penetrol (paint additive) a month or two ago, and it turned out well.

Cladding looks new; a dark graphite color. Also used it on bumpers, door handles, and all the plastic bits on roof and rear.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 07:55 AM   #7
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i know the op is asking bout paint but if you want to give it a try, try using back to black by mothers, i use it and cladding still looks good as new and best part of all is i only apply maybe once or twice a year
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Krylon fusion plastic paint from Walmart. Did mine 6 years ago and still looks good..
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i know the op is asking bout paint but if you want to give it a try, try using back to black by mothers, i use it and cladding still looks good as new and best part of all is i only apply maybe once or twice a year
I used to use the back to black on my TJ flares too. It worked very well for what it was and the bottle lasted forever. Then I found the krylon fusion plastic paint. I did the flares probably five years ago and it still looks great.
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Krylon fusion plastic paint from Walmart. Did mine 6 years ago and still looks good.

Heat gun takes too long and is hard to get an overall even color.

Plus black cladding looks better on a WJ than gray.

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x2. Only thing I'll ever use. It's designed that it bonds to the plastic. Haven't ever had mine fade or scratch or peel ever. Degrease and clean the cladding well, tape of and paint it. Did my XJ and was good for 5yrs, then I rolled it. Looked like a crooked heap of crap, but the finders I painted still looked great!!
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I used Penetrol (paint additive) a month or two ago, and it turned out well.

Cladding looks new; a dark graphite color. Also used it on bumpers, door handles, and all the plastic bits on roof and rear.
Penetrol FTW!

Cost $10 for a quart at Home Depot. I apply it once a year in the spring and the plastic looks brand new still. I'm still on my first quart that I bought three years ago.
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Unread 09-08-2013, 08:02 PM   #11
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thanks guys! im zeroing in on Krylon just because its available in my area. Back to black would e cool but I hear its expensive.

my cladding is turning light gray while all he handles and mirrors are black and it looks weird to me
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Just finally did my rockers. Did the cladding last year. and bumpers last year. Even a year later, it matches perfect with the fresh painted rockers.
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Penetrol FTW!

Cost $10 for a quart at Home Depot. I apply it once a year in the spring and the plastic looks brand new still. I'm still on my first quart that I bought three years ago.
Krylon for Plastics painted once and lasted 5yrs. longer if I didn't lose the XJ. Still looked as good as the day I painted it.
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A few weeks ago, I saw a WJ with black bed liner on the cladding, which looked very good. I waited around for a while hoping to catch the owner, but ended up having to leave before they came out of the store.
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Have heard that's the other one some go for, but never seen it done myself. Not sure how well it holds up on plastic over time though.
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