[DML] Re: Painting Trim Around Windshield
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[DML] Re: Painting Trim Around Windshield

To Shannon and The List,

You can try what I did by following the directions on the back of 
the spray can.  Your results may vary.  Now two years later the 
black paint on the trim surrounding the windshield has noticeably 
faded.  Of course no one notices.  They are in awe of actually 
touching a stainless steel DeLorean.

I live on the west side of Washington state, USA and the weather 
isn't even that harsh on cars.  Still my paint faded somewhat.  
Gonna try painting the windshield trim pieces again this summer.

I bought the spray cans from an automotive paint supply store 
locally called Wesco Autobody Supply.

U-POL, ACID #8, 1K ETCH PRIMER.  The bottom of the can states FOR 
The back of the can shows pictures instead of describing how to do 
Sand with 280 - 320 grit sandpaper.  Degrease surface.  Shake can 
for 2 minutes.  Spray holding can 25cm or 10 inches away from 
object.  1 or 2 layers.  Dries in 10 - 20 minutes.
Bottom of can gives web site address, www.u-pol.com.  Made in UK.
Oh, and by the way the primer is gray or is it grey.

Followed with
SEM 39143 TRIM BLACK.  Matches factory finish on many automotive 
exterior trim components.  From SEM Products, Inc., Charlotte, North 
Carolina 28217.
Back of can
39143 TRIM BLACK is formulated to match the OEM finish on many 
automotive exterior trim components.  39143 is designed for maximum 
adhesion on properly prepared surfaces without the use of a primer.
Whoops.  I just got done using a primer.
NOTE: Agitate thoroughly! Shake can vigorously for one minute after 
mixing ball rattles to ensure color uniformity and to prevent 
clogging.  For best results, use only when can temperature is 
approximately 70 degrees F.
1.  Clean surface thoroughly with 3837( ) SEM SOLVE. Remove any 
loose paint and sand with 400 grit paper.  Blow off and clean again 
with 3837( ).
2.  Mask off adjacent area not to be coated to protect them from 
paint overspray.
3.  Point opening of spray button toward object holding can 6"-8" 
from surface to be primed.  Press spray button firmly.  Use steady, 
even strokes while spraying.
4.  Apply 2-3 medium wet coats, allowing 3-5 minutes flash time 
between coats.
5.  If clogging develops, remove spray button with a twisting motion 
and clean with lacquer thinner.  DO NOT stick pin or other object 
into can. Gently replace button with a twisting motion with top of 
can and spray button opening pointed away from you.
6.  After each use, turn can upside down and spray several seconds 
to clear head.
NOTE: Do not rush to reinstall part. Adhesion of 39143 improves with 
time. Full hardness is obtained in 48 hours.
Bottom of can states, This product is not for sale to the general 
public and should be applied by professionally trained personnel 
using proper equipment.

Mark R. Vanyo
VIN 02261
P.S.  Just make sure you have plenty of ventilation while painting.  
Breathing paint fumes is not only nasty smelling but can really ruin 
your day.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "birdwell77095" <birdwells@...> 
> Can someone send me instructions on how to paint the trim around 
> windshield? Does the trim need to be removed? Does the old paint 
> to be removed first? Can you use the same flat black paint used on 
> bumpers? Thanks for your help.
> Shannon
> VIN 16113

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