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Old 05-06-2016, 07:30 AM   #1
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Painting the inside of a 345 question

Hi! Has anyone painted the inside of their 345? It seems like plastic and was wondering what people have used to paint it? Is there any prep that need to be done?
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Painted door

I would like to know too. The previous owner painted the in side of the front door. Well, it looks like crap. The paint he used isn't sticking.
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I would like to know too. The previous owner painted the in side of the front door. Well, it looks like crap. The paint he used isn't sticking.
Most any "high quality" paint can be used.

BUT the vinyl covering of the sheet metal MUST be sanded with 120 or 150 grit sandpaper.

NOT SCUFFED, BUT SANDED.

The vinyl must be sanded where a small amount of it is removed, so the paint will have a good surface to bond to.

If the surface is just "scuffed", the paint adherence will fail.

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Is the vinyl removable? It's in good shape so I'm not sure I would want too.
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Is the vinyl removable? It's in good shape so I'm not sure I would want too.
If you sand into the vinyl, there will still be some grain showing. Painting the vinyl then makes a very nice job.

It's not necessary to totally destroy the vinyl.

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I find YouTube very helpful. There are a couple of great videos of how to do this.
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Some of the LE models have a thin carpet like material called ozite on the internal ceiling and walls. It's worth a look.


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