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



I painted mine about this time last year.  I used a Krylon semi-gloss 
automotive spray paint that I picked up from the auto parts store.  They 
make it in flat black too if that's what you want.  Just leave the trim on 
and mask the car off.

It's not that hard.  You don't gotta get the old paint completely off.  You 
just have to make the trim completely smooth.  Use 360 grit sand paper and 
wet sand.  In fact, the more water, the better.  It makes it so that the 
paper does not clog so easy.  when that is done, dry it and inspect it.  Go 
over anything you may have missed.  Inspect it very carefully.  Something 
that appears good will end up messing up the paint later.  Next, go back 
over it and wet sand it all again with 1000 grit paper.  Same proccess.

Side note while sanding...  Be very careful when working next to the 
stainless.  You don't want to scratch it with the sandpaper.

The next step depends on your preference.  You have to wet sand again using 
2000 grit paper.  But, If you want the paint to be shiny like a regular 
car's paint, wet sand with 2000 after you have sprayed the paint then buff 
it.  It will gleem.  If you want it to just be flat black, wet sand with 
2000 before spraying the paint.

Now comes paint.  Use a heat lamp to get the surface warm.  The warmer the 
better (but not too hot), as heat helps the paint to bond to the surface.  
Spay as many coats as you would like.  Afterwards, get a spray can of 
clearcoat.  Spray a lay of that for protection.  It will look shiney at 
first so it may scare you if you want flat black.  But, it is just clear 
coat in a spray can from the auto parts store, so it will not stay glossy.  
It is just to help protect the paint.

Like I said, I did mine last year, and they look great still.  I can send 
you pics and more detailed instructions if you want.  Just shoot me an 
e-mail.

Corey
2423
coreysmoo@xxxxxxxxxxx

> > Can someone send me instructions on how to paint the
> > trim around the
> > windshield? Does the trim need to be removed? Does
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> > to be removed first? Can you use the same flat black
> > paint used on
> > bumpers? Thanks for your help.
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