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Old 01-30-2008, 02:47 AM   #1
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I want to paint the pillars inside my cab. Is there a certain type of paint to use? Where can I find some and any other tips about how I should go about it would be greatly appreciated.

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You should be able to find a plastic and trim paint at a auto supply store or home improvement store. Also get yourself some some adhesion promoter. That will make the application of the paint easier with better results.
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What Jeff said!
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:36 AM   #4
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I agree!!

Make sure you scruff up the area a little bit using light grain sand paper. Such as 600- 800 gritt. That way the adhesion promoter can stick as well. Then take some dawn soap or rubbing alcohol, and clean the sand dust off. The dawn and alcohol remove any oil from your hands that ended up on the piece from you holding it. I reccomend using some latex gloves, therefore no oil will be on them. Be sure its complelty dry, then you can apply your paint.
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what color paint do you plan to paint them?
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:06 AM   #6
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Black, to match the rest. Dark charcoal actually what it called I think
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I have thought about this also, but wasnt sure that the sanding would get into all of the "textured" areas on the panels. I wonder how difficult it would be to color match the coat hook, visor mounts and seat belt parts? Has anybody done that yet? I have the suede to go on the headline, but the idea of everything not matching is holding me back.
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I worried about not matching as well. Guess I could paint it all...
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I have thought about this also, but wasnt sure that the sanding would get into all of the "textured" areas on the panels. I wonder how difficult it would be to color match the coat hook, visor mounts and seat belt parts? Has anybody done that yet? I have the suede to go on the headline, but the idea of everything not matching is holding me back.
hehe, yep you can paint the coat hooks, visor mounts, even the part that goes around the overhead light. Everything comes out, as I have popped them out.

A little hint -- To get into the small spots with the sand paper. Wrap the sand paper around a small object such a nail, or pencil then work your way in. Or try a small phillips head. Rip a piece of sand paper off and wrap it around. That should help getting into the small spots.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:23 PM   #10
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3rdStrike has a cover for the overhead console and a trim ring for the dome light that can be ordered in almost any color to match the exterior of your truck. I think I will go this route for a few pieces. SOmetimes it is easier to just pay for it than to dish out all the labor.
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