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Don't buy a new gear shift knock, just paint it!

Discussion in 'Interior' started by Max Fernandez, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. Max Fernandez

    Max Fernandez Member

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    Hi folks, hope you are doing well.

    I've been dealing for a while with my Expedition 2007 Eddie Bauer Gear Shifter beign scratched on the top side of the chrome... paint has faded and it look horrible. I was looking to buy a new one but it was aroun USD 75$ plus shipping.

    I finally took the risk of painting the faded plastic part using a metallic Rust Oleum spray can and what a result. I could not be happier and saved a lot of money. I sanded the area and painted without primer and it sticked very well. Just be caucious to mask everything really well as you will be painting inside of your car. I used a black plastic bag big enough to cover a wide area and used tape to have all in place.

    See the pictures attached and let me know what you think.

    Be well.

    Max Rust-Oleum-Specialty-Metallic-Silver-Spray-Paint.jpg Shift.jpeg Shift1.jpeg Shift2.jpeg Shift3.jpeg
     
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    Looks nice. I have some trim that could use a refresh of paint.
     
  3. michadoh

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    Wow! Looks nice and cool. Might as well give this a try.
     
  4. Trainmaster

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    Try a vinyl wrap also.
     

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