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Old 06-10-2016, 12:54 PM   #1
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Painting the big plastic endcap? 73 SVRN

I will start painting soon and I'm wondering what i should use to paint the big plastic endcap in my 73 sovereign? It's not really shiny, looks pretty porous....
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:31 PM   #2
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I used spray paint for plastic, satin finish.
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Old 06-10-2016, 03:04 PM   #3
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do you have pictures? I'm so scared of dripping. I'm guessing just slow, slow, slow..
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Here's the definitive thread on painting the endcaps: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...ly-124989.html
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Not any different then spray painting anything else. Make sure you prep it right, mask everything off to prevent overspray, several light coat and you won't get a drip
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That part where the 8 track is? Ours was REALLY orange. I painted it by hand (not spray paint) using one of those little rollers, and a sponge for the detail/close bits. Don't really remember what type of paint or base it was, but it turned out great. Just put drop cloths down whenever working with paint, and use painter's tape to protect surfaces like the speakers and windows. You'll do fine! 99% of it is just having courage and believing in yourself! I painted, and laid the sticky tiles (that need replacing 16 yrs later) and helped lay the carpet to redo my parents' Soverign before I got married. It was what we lived in at first, and I was very pleased with how it turned out. Now the bathroom counters....I never did solve that one.
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