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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:32 pm 
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Im think about painting my dash (The removable bit around all the dials and speedo) to match the colour of my car. The cars colour is Heritage Green. Any ideas on how i should do this and also where to get paint that would closely resemble heritage green.
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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:42 pm 
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got to repco or somewhere even big w carries it here and by the touch up paint should match exactly
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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:43 pm 
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i'm pretty sure you can get your car colour made up in a spray can from a panelbeater - ask discofrank - i know he did the same thing. also, maybe it might be best to get a 2nd cluster surround from ford to spray, so you dont have the inconvenience of having to pull yours apart more than once, or just in case you stuff it up... i got one for a whopping great $14 - so they aint that expensive!

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:48 pm 
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hmm im suprised ford sell them on there own
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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:51 pm 
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its true! i've got one! well if he cant get them, i'll sell you mine - i've got a mid-series cluster now, so the low-series one aint much good anymore! :P

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:59 pm 
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Do they sell the actually plastic case/cover thing that goes on the cluster seperatly?
Mines got spots on it from some cleaning stuff that obviously wrecked it and now wont wipe off! :evil:

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:01 pm 
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i bought the black plastic surround from ford - do you mean the clear plastic protective shroud daniel? if so, i'm not sure if they sell those or not sorry mate...

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:17 pm 
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Yer, thats the shroud thing i meant - i heard once they sell them but neer thought any more about it.
Might find out tomoz. :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:59 pm 
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What you will want to do if using cans is

1) Clean the surface, removing any dust, grease, wax, etc (Soapy water)
2) Use flexi prime or etch primer so as the paint will hold on the plastic.
3) Use colour coat (Some Auto one stores - the ones that mix Automotive paint like 2 pak etc, also sell the mixed paint in cans. It costs something like $40 a smallish can, but then the Paint colour is a 99.9% match)
4) Finnish off with a couple of coats of clear.

Obviously, wait 30 minutes before moving from etch -> Colour -> Clear, so as there are no runs and crap like that.

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:50 am 
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Daniel wrote:
Yer, thats the shroud thing i meant - i heard once they sell them but neer thought any more about it.
Might find out tomoz. :lol:


Did you find out dude? Mines got the same spots which are impossible to remove

 

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Xyphoid wrote:
What you will want to do if using cans is

1) Clean the surface, removing any dust, grease, wax, etc (Soapy water)
2) Use flexi prime or etch primer so as the paint will hold on the plastic.
3) Use colour coat (Some Auto one stores - the ones that mix Automotive paint like 2 pak etc, also sell the mixed paint in cans. It costs something like $40 a smallish can, but then the Paint colour is a 99.9% match)
4) Finnish off with a couple of coats of clear.

Obviously, wait 30 minutes before moving from etch -> Colour -> Clear, so as there are no runs and crap like that.

Hope this helps

yup spot on matti thats what i did but no clean need to clear it though and should be like this
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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:44 am 
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Daniel wrote:
Yer, thats the shroud thing i meant - i heard once they sell them but neer thought any more about it.
Might find out tomoz. :lol:


Did you find out dude? Mines got the same spots which are impossible to remove

Im yet to find out, i think you can as its a very common prob - both of my cars have it, one well worse than the other, but i rather get a new one than swap em over for now.
Gotta hate being a perfectionist and staring at dots you cant clean off every 10sec! GR! :evil: :?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:41 am 
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Disco Frank --> what car is that cluster from cuz that looks pretty schmick.
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twirqurky wrote:
Disco Frank --> what car is that cluster from cuz that looks pretty schmick.

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twirqurky wrote:
Disco Frank --> what car is that cluster from cuz that looks pretty schmick.
hah what glen said!

i painted it u shoudl see my console!

 

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