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Old 03-06-06, 08:45 AM
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Painting suggestions

I have a 2004 GMC work truck that i think i might like to paint,or have painted
the front valance/air dam. Its gray plastic and looks kinda tacky.
Advice would be helpful on application ,durability,and so forth.
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Old 03-06-06, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by daswede
I have a 2004 GMC work truck that i think i might like to paint,or have painted
the front valance/air dam. Its gray plastic and looks kinda tacky.
Advice would be helpful on application ,durability,and so forth.
Thanks

not an expert on paint but make sure you use right primer, choice of matte or glossy paint and I'd use a paint gun with air compressor, stay away from spray cans
 
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Old 03-06-06, 10:38 AM
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I don't know for sure that it would need priming but whenever you use auto paint on anything that might flex you need to add a 'flex additive' to the paint. A pint may cost as much as a quart of automotive paint.
 
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Old 03-07-06, 09:13 AM
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go to an automotive paint store and they have spray cans of vinyl paint make for dashboards an plastic things, with lots of colors too. i replaced my dash with a used one and had to paint it to match, and u can't tell at all...very good paint..
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Old 03-07-06, 11:41 AM
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great comments. You all made suggestions and comments i would have never considered.
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