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1990 Chevy Astro Color &Vin #


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02-17-05, 03:00 PM   #1  
1990 Chevy Astro Color &Vin #

i was woudnering before i paint my van a diff. color if i have to do something about the vin # and other things?

 
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02-17-05, 03:07 PM   #2  
Paint to your hearts content the vin# doesn't care.I would keep the new paint code # for future needs if they arise.

 
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02-17-05, 03:13 PM   #3  
ok thanks, another question when i go to paint it should i sand all the way down to the metal, or just down to the primer, just woundering because theres some scratches down to the metal?

 
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02-17-05, 06:41 PM   #4  
If there are only scratches and no paint delamination, just use 320 or 400 grit on the whole van. You'll have to sand the scratches smooth, which will take you down to bare metal, but thats fine. Just make sure the edges are feathered out. Then take some scotchbrite pads and go over it again to make sure all the paint is scuffed. Also on the edges of the doors, hood, fenders ect. make sure you scuff them up to, along with around the window trim and other trim that is remaining on the vehicle.
Unless the paint is flaking off (delaminating) you don't need to strip it down to the metal, or primer for that matter.

 
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02-17-05, 07:41 PM   #5  
ok thanks, theres alot of small light scratches, theres only one deep scratch on the front fender. One more question i was thinking on paint the part of the dash around the radio and gauges and i was woundering if i have to use primer or have to sand those down.?

 
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02-17-05, 07:52 PM   #6  
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This isnt a pic of my van but its kinda close besides the wood looking part

 
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02-17-05, 08:55 PM   #7  
Are these items plastic or metal? If they are metal then you should scuff them to accept the paint. If they are plastic then you will need to thoroughly clean them and make sure there is no residue left behind from wax or armor all type substances. These can cause the paint to run or have other paint application problems. There is no primer necessary on the plastic items, however you may elect to do so if they are different colors and you are trying to achieve a consistent color on the entire painted area. Be sure to use a primer and paint that is applicable to plastic applications.
Hope this helps ya,
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02-18-05, 05:28 AM   #8  
Thanks For All The Help Everyone

 
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02-18-05, 07:11 AM   #9  
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02-18-05, 05:17 PM   #10  
Should look nice when you are done.

 
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02-18-05, 06:16 PM   #11  
Thank You, today i just got done taking off all the trim and plastic crap

 
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