| Originally posted by CyPHER@Dec 1 2003, 12:50 PM |
I'd like to know how you did that, Abom.
That's the interior of my current car, 96 Cavalier Z24 (for sale btw, wanna buy??
The painting was actually performed by a shop that I frequent and personally know the owners / staff. I would have done it myself, but the lack of space required (don't have my own garage, I park in shared underground of my condo building) forced me to have the shop do it.
Anyways, it's pretty simple to do. First the parts were all removed. Then, they were cleaned with rubbing alcohol, soap, rubbing alcohol again, then left to soak in rubbing alcohol for a while. This is the MOST
important part of the whole process, because if the parts aren't 100% clean, the paint will not stick.
After all the parts were cleaned, we chose the colors. Flat white and flat blue were chosen, to reduce the amount of glare when the sun is out and shining (all the ricers use high gloss paint, however, they are all blinded when driving during the day, which is unsafe as hell). For the plastic we used plastic paint, and for the vinyl, vinyl paint.
The paint was airbrushed on in many seperate light coats, using a small detailing airbrusher (can be purchased for about $60 USD). The parts were then left to dry, and then put back in the car. Had them painted for over 7 months now, no signs of chipping or anything.
It's not that hard to do if you have a place (such as your own garage in your house) to do it. And as long as you take your time and prep the parts properly, you'll get awesome results