Touch up Painting Plastic Dash Part

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  1. marlinpruett

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    Well the sprayer clogged up on the first squirt!
    As a temp fix I painted the dash part with a sponge brush and then sanded with 3000 grit but not happy with it. Will look for an alternate sprayer and redo the job.
    I added a Iphone holder in place of the coin holder and that turned out good.
    Paint was also slightly darker than original but hard to see difference.
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    Marlin, you did a great job with the resto.

    I’ve used the exact same sprayer that you used, and had the best results when the temp outside was a Goldilocks “just right” (not too hot/humid, not too cold). Don’t know the exact date you sprayed, but maybe the sprayer was used when the outside temp was a bit on the cold side (based on the sprayer clog you mentioned). Bottom line though, the results look great!
     
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    Yes I am going to try again after it warms up into the 70's.
    For now I will wait....
     
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    Any paint match recommendations for this case of nasty?

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    I took mine to an auto paint specialist and they had a special camera that matched paint.
    You might try to find one in your area
     
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    For money as part of a painting job, or as part of the process of selling you a custom rattle can?
     
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    $30.00 for paint, Get the sprayer at Home depot for $4.95.
     
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    Whatever schemes they use in the XLT seem to hold up good. Mine hasn’t had faded at all. What is the Ford term for the XLT silver?
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    Yup the XLT material seems to be material-material, rather than a painted surface
     

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