Plastic Painting Tips For Interior And Exterior Parts of A Car

Although the interior parts of a car appears posh and neat after its initial purchase, a customized appearance can be made possible with a little effort by painting the interiors yourself. Plastic paints can be used to modify the interior and the exteriors of a car. Preparation is the most important factor in plastic painting.

The paint will seldom stick if the surface is too smooth and if the surface is too scratched, the paint will appear quite messy. So take ample amount of time to do the required preparation so that the final job will appear exquisite.

Some Important Tips And Instructions:

Remove the plastic item from the car and clean it thoroughly with soap and water. This will help to remove the contaminants, dust and grease from the item to be painted. Remove all the soap residues from the plastic item so that the primer settles properly on the item.

Plastic PaintKeying is the next important process before painting. This can be done by using a scrubbing pad. This creates a small series of scratches on the plastic item. It also removes the shining coat from the item. Keying is quite important for the plastic paint to stick on the item.

Now plastic primer can be applied onto the item. It is available in liquid and aerosol forms. It is also known as adhesion promoter. Application of the primer in the first place will let the paint stick better. It will also last longer.

Before applying the paint, it is necessary for the primer to dry completely. The paint can be applied in thin coats and it should be left to dry for five minutes before the application of the next coat. Continue to apply the coat till the paint covers the entire area. Five to eight coats of paint can be applied on the plastic items.

For a glossy and shiny finish, the entire area can be coated with lacquer. It gives a professional touch to the plastic items in the interior and exterior of the car. Four to five coats of lacquer can be applied onto the plastic items.  Let the parts dry for 4-5 hours before it is fixed onto the car.

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