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Painting Window Control Panels and Automatic Shifting Cover

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LBCJ44, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Jun 18, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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    LBCJ44

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    I want to paint my window control panel and shifter panel a black color. Has anyone painted theirs? And what did you use? Primer, special paint? Thanks for info and tips!:D
     
  2. Jun 18, 2012 at 11:39 PM
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    hemitruk

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    Clean good , plastic adhesion promoter and trim paint I used duplicolor trim paint .Trim paint doesnt chip as easy Kind of like a dye.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2012 at 11:46 PM
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    ROGU3 PR3DATOR

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    I used krylon fusion. Held up great so far. Been several months now since I did it.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2012 at 11:49 PM
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    Khaos

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    Anyone used the Valspar Plastic paint? Lowes doesn't sell Krylon Fusion for some reason unknown to me.

    I had plastiderped the shifter surround, but after a month or two it began rubbing off. Looked cool though.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    Ostrichsak

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    I plasti-dipped my radio face plate, HVAC controls & center console cover. Easy to do, cleaning was the only prep and the best part is if I decide I no longer like it I peal it off in minutes.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    Pugga

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    I'd use Krylon Fusion. It sticks well to plastics and the only prep required is a good cleaning with Dawn, then a light wipe down with some rubbing alcohol (don't go nuts with this step). Bake the panels to smooth out the overspray, clear coat and you're all set. Krylon Fusion is the stuff used for the BHLM.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    tbone11212

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    plasidiped my step boards window controls cup holder as well as other parts all holding up well on a high traffic area just do a couple extra coats
     
  8. Jun 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    XPOTRPR

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    Duplicolor OEM trim paint is the shiz. I painted my Interior (window/door panels and shifter panel) my lower valence, and my mesh for my Satoshi. Matches the black trim on any vehicle. Super easy, just clean and paint.

    I also painted my gauge rings, steering wheel emblem, tweeter rings, and the chrome pieces on the shifter all white with krylon fusion. Just cleaned and painted, except for the chrome pieces.. had to sand, prime, and then paint.

    Check my build thread. I wrote a write up as well.
     

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