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dying my plastic back to black..

So many products out there to choose from and I really don't wanna play around with any garbage... what does everyone else use to do their outside plastics(mud flaps ect) with? tia
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Re: dying my plastic back to black..

Prep is the key. Gotta be clean. Gotta be textured for max grip.
But I've had good luck with an oil based brush on rust-oleum enamel, scuffed for traction with spray on krylon dual over that on my door trim. Flexible.
Straight brush on rust-oleum oil base has held up well on my prelude emblem.
Krylon dual is holding up on my H emblems.
Duplicolor for vinyl has lasted 2 years on my arm rests.
Krylon for plastic has held up 2 years on my rear console.

Each item cited was washed, scuffed, washed again, allowed to dry over night before painted. And each was cured at room temps or higher at least 14 days, but usually 25-30 days.
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Re: dying my plastic back to black..

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Prep is the key. Gotta be clean. Gotta be textured for max grip.
But I've had good luck with an oil based brush on rust-oleum enamel, scuffed for traction with spray on krylon dual over that on my door trim. Flexible.
Straight brush on rust-oleum oil base has held up well on my prelude emblem.
Krylon dual is holding up on my H emblems.
Duplicolor for vinyl has lasted 2 years on my arm rests.
Krylon for plastic has held up 2 years on my rear console.

Each item cited was washed, scuffed, washed again, allowed to dry over night before painted. And each was cured at room temps or higher at least 14 days, but usually 25-30 days.
Thanks for the info! Curing time seems like a bitch with those but you cant complain about how long its held up lol...
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Re: dying my plastic back to black..

The brush on rust-oluem thing to my prelude emblem was done with it on the car...in winter...
I parked in the sun, painted w/o even cleaning off the letters other than a wipedown with my shirt sleeve.











^^ I used krylon spray for the H. Held fine. But I wanted white.


Letters a year later. H was done with krylon spray and VHT engine clear.
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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: dying my plastic back to black..

I've been using the oil based rust-oleum for years. I did some cast iron (read really rusty) cloths line poles late one afternoon like 8 years ago. Slathered on 2 coats of gray over rust and all. Stood 'em up the next day. They still look new.

If all you're doing is splash guards, remove them from the car. These are not 'high wear' items like an arm rest or a door handle, so long cure is not necessary. Clean off any debris with a toothbrush, give them a quick bath.
Set 'em on top of your fridge to dry while you go to Lowes, Home Depot or whatever to buy your $5 can of paint and a $3 paint brush. 1.5"-2" will do. Also get a $3 sanding sponge. About 250-320 grit will do. Give parts a quick scuff and bath. Let dry overnight.

Next morning:
Stir with a stick before painting.
Wait for a sunny day. Lay them flat so paint don't run. Slather on 2 coats. Brush strokes melt away.
Leave 'em in the sun the rest of the day. That kinda bakes on a shell and melts away any remaining brush strokes.

Bring them in overnight.
Next day, if you see stuff you don't like, scuff 'em with a 250 grit sanding from you scuffed the parts with before painting. Give 'em a coat or two of spray on if you scuffed off blemishes or prefer a shine. Leave in sunlight rest of day. Let sit overnight on top of your fridge. If you use spray on over the oil base it's best to store inside a cardboard box to store indoors for much less fumes in your home.
Install next day. The oil based enamel will stay put just fine.


^^ looks like this at first.


^^ 20 minutes later,
Air bubbles came from shaking the paint.


^^ after a day in the sun.


^^ door trim I did a year ago.

The white stuff was done in mid 013 with duplicolor for vinyl on the door arm rests and center arm rest. Krylon for plastic was used on the rear console.




^^ krylon for plastic over grip tape


A year later

^^ krylon dual for stealth checkers on the dead pedal.


Krylon dual base coat for spark plug cover


^^ white krylon for plastic and black krylon dual


^^ white finger nail polish for the H and word


^^ VHT clear over that.


^^ some clear coat fail after about 75 days.

Other than that everything else has held up perfectly. I'm thinking I may have sprayed on the clear too thick and recoated too quickly.
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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: dying my plastic back to black..

I guess what I'm getting at, is that you can use the krylons, the duplicolors, the VHT's, and the rust-oleum's with sucess on plastics and metals. But depending on wear, weathering characterisics, or how easily the surface allows a bond will dictate which materials to use, what methods to prepare them and how long to cure.

You can even paint your carpet with the right amount of patience and determination.
You simply spay on light coats and brush it after it becomes non tacky, but before paint hardens.


^^ an 88 accord arm rest modified to fit 91 prelude.
Car had black n gray interior. The arm rest was tan from a bugendy and tan accord.

Once the part was modified it needed to be re-colored. Krylon to the rescue.
Carpeted arm rest would not accept any dye. All methods tried failed. I read in a super chevy thread where a guy painted his red carpet yellow.
Whut!?
So I tried it.


^^ using the plastic finger cleaning brush from a part store got the velour feeling like...velour between coats.

^^ I stopped adding when it became a gray tone.


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Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: dying my plastic back to black..

I have Krylon rubberized coating spray. Is that any good? I want to get my car's lower trim black, cause the plastic is fading badly.


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I have Krylon rubberized coating spray. Is that any good? I want to get my car's lower trim black, cause the plastic is fading badly.


And shoutout to S1lv3rLud3 for being (somewhat) local.
Try 'back to black' on your faded trim. If that works, great. If not, try car polish for clear coat.

Whichever works after that apply some 'mod podge' over it. It has UV inhibitors to protect against color fade.


^^ my wife uses it on objects she doesn't want to fade in time.
Available at craft stores.


^^ stuff like these.


^^ 2 coats applied

Now I used the oil based stuff on those letters as an experiment to gain insight on what to use as a base on my metal trim pieces. I applied it, waited a couple weeks and tried peeling it off with my finger nails. I had another emblem in case it didn't work.

So, find an inanimate object I♡ and apply a coat or two of that stuff you have, set it out doors where it gets all types of weather. Matter of fact paint 2 objects. Keep one in sunlight, the other in shade. Kinda out of sight for everyday travels. Check 'em out in a month and see for yourself if the coating was what you'd hoped for.
Paint a quarter. Stick it in the freezer a while. Let it cure 24 hours before putting it in there.
Paint another one and stick it in a south window sill for a while.
Paint some plastic spoons or whatever. Then you'll know how well your coating will stick to plastic or metal in all kinds of conditions.





^^ a rust test I did.
The galvanized plain steel, the brass colored coated bearing cover and the brass color coating removed from a power steering pump pulley were left outside for 2 weeks to see if the pulley rusts w/o the Honda applied brass colored coating. As you can see it did not rust.

So I gave it a good polish and applied krylon spray on to areas not polished.






^^ this was the result.


^^ before
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Re: dying my plastic back to black..

Wanna custom colored center cap?
Paint for plastic.








^^ sharpie paint pen for effect



Mod Podge over it when done.


^^ valve stem cap mod.


Just do some experimenting with inanimate objects and leave'em laying around and see what happens.
I have several experiments going as I type this.
Just keep in mind, the more durable it has to be from hands, heat, whatever, the longer it should cure.

^^ sun/shade, cold/warm, wood, plastic, metals etc.
All kinds of experiments in that out of the way spot have been taking place all winter including tests of a rusty bolt spray I bought recently.
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Re: dying my plastic back to black..

sweet jesus of info. I never thought krylon would turn out looking so.....great! Mod podge!! and I'm definitely trying that out!! Thanks bykfixer!!!!!!
hey thotmoms I have leather fs or ft for a 4th gen lude just in case you have friends that are looking! ;)
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sweet jesus of info. I never thought krylon would turn out looking so.....great! Mod podge!! and I'm definitely trying that out!! Thanks bykfixer!!!!!!
hey thotmoms I have leather fs or ft for a 4th gen lude just in case you have friends that are looking! ;)

Alas, i have no friends in the Prelude world.

The only friend i have in the car world in general drives an Integra.
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haha oh its all good bud!!
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