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SVOboy 11-30-2007 01:24 AM

DIY - Black Trim Painting
 
So, guess who's painting all his trim? This is mainly a DIY for my site but I like to post my stuff up here since this is where I got my start writing DIYs, :), nothing to do with FE of course.

Anyway, it's unfinished, but big, so working in parts!

Before shot:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00494.JPG
Before bumper:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00495.JPG
Using two or three cans of this for the whole deal:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00510.JPG
Piece of coroplast over a trashcan in the garage, my painting center:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00511.JPG
An MID picture in here for no reason, that comes out to ~52 mpg for a 3 mile cold start, not bad:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00512.JPG
Start by taking the two screws that hold the corner lights in and taking the lights out:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00513.JPG

http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00514.JPG
Make sure to store everything nicely:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00515.JPG
Tools needed, that socket is a 10mm:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00516.JPG
Take these two out on each side:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00517.JPG
And this one on the bottom, this will allow you to remove the t-bar:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00518.JPG
Get these two bolts gone:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00519.JPG
Two of these on each side come out, might have to move the wheel a bit:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00520.JPG
Two of these corner jobs:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00521.JPG
Move the t-bar to expose these three things:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00522.JPG
Start pulling the bumper off and unplug the bumper lights:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00523.JPG
But it somewhere not scratchy:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00524.JPG
To get at the fenders undo these two:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00525.JPG
These three up top:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00526.JPG
This one in the crack. Use an open-ended wrench and open the door, stand outside and reach over and do it from the crack, you'll see what I mean:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00527.JPG
Get these screws on that bottom trim piece:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00528.JPG
The bolt on the bottom as well:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00529.JPG
When it's off hit up these two last bolts for the fender:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00530.JPG
Get bored and work on this piece of trim instead:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00531.JPG
Blast it with the hose, the suds, the hose:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00532.JPG
Then clean it with alcohol and let it dry:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00533.JPG
Here it is drying:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00534.JPG
Work on the rocker panel while it dies, these plastic screws suck, you need to be very careful, especially with the ones that are more exposed:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00536.JPG
Yay, I stripped one:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00537.JPG
Grabbed the edge with some pliers and turned it out like that. I always leave the last few threads in the thing and use them to pull the whole thing out as one:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00538.JPG
Some more up top:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00539.JPG
Even more up top:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00540.JPG
Now, get bored of that and work in the other piece that on the door. Take off this 10mm plastic nut:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00541.JPG
This is how it clips in along the bottom, the first task is to unclip:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00542.JPG
Half unclipped first:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00543.JPG
Go ahead and fully unclip and then push up to get it off the metal rail:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00544.JPG
Get bored again and decide to finish the fender, undo all the plasticy junk in the wheel well:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00545.JPG
Fender out:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00546.JPG
Flip it over to expose the two clips for the trim piece, pop them with some pliers:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00547.JPG
Yay, it's so pretty:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00548.JPG
Hit that first piece with some paint, drying at this point:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00549.JPG
Not that this is a vertical line spray, you need to hold the can vertical to keep it going and work in a smooth, sweeping motion:
http://xs205.xs.to/xs205/06340/DSC00550.JPG

With time, there will be more.

metroschultz 12-29-2007 11:02 AM

those plastic retainers w/ small plastic screw in the middle can be removed veerryy easily with a small pointed pick. Put the point of the pick into the screw portion just under the head where it meets the wide part of the body and pry gently. a screwdriver will tear them up in a heartbeat, once the head is out 4 or 5 threads just pull like you were. whole retainer comes out and is re-usable. BUT if you accidentally destroy one they are available on NAPA.com i believe they were 10 in pack for $5. S.

SVOboy 12-29-2007 12:01 PM

That's for the tip! I never even though of buying more, :)

I'll have to get a pick at some point, too.

metroschultz 12-29-2007 12:34 PM

I didn't think about buying them until i need quite a few for my interior. My local Chevy dealer wanted $1.5 (approx, my memory is fading) for a two pack. Google here i come. lo and behold it led me straight to NAPA. S.

DifferentPointofView 12-29-2007 01:25 PM

Which is why I don't like going to a dealer for parts because everything costs 3 times as much as you can buy it across the street!!!

trebuchet03 11-20-2008 11:10 AM

Is that a texture paint?

Because I've been considering how to finish my JettKamm - and I'm thinking of a black texture - like die injected plastic trim bits. Will hide imperfections, give it a "stock" look and is generally easy to apply.

Or I might buy my father (who does finishing professionally) a throw away gun and see about painting it with glossy black epoxy paint :)

And omg picture overload!

femina 12-13-2008 04:39 AM

Hi, I am a 24 years old. I am currently taking a beginners painting class, and I am also an art major. I seem to always fall under the same style of painting, mostly impasto impressionism. I would really like to break away from this style. I thought about doing my next assignment based on a portrait with best technique, but I am afraid on how to begin with this and what sort of brushes I should use. Any helpful recommend will be greatly appreciated.

i_am_socket 12-13-2008 12:09 PM

Hi, I love tomato bisque soup and I'm wondering if you have any suggestions on how to make my spackle taste more like tomato bisque soup. Right now I have a lovely bunch of coconuts sitting in a row; large ones, small ones, some as big as your head. But, yes, we have no bananas today.

http://spidermouse.us/images/smilies/freak.gif

Seriously?

Nice thorough work so far SVO :thumbup:

gascort 12-13-2008 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by i_am_socket (Post 78221)
Hi, I love tomato bisque soup and I'm wondering if you have any suggestions on how to make my spackle taste more like tomato bisque soup. Right now I have a lovely bunch of coconuts sitting in a row; large ones, small ones, some as big as your head. But, yes, we have no bananas today.

http://spidermouse.us/images/smilies/freak.gif

Seriously?

Nice thorough work so far SVO :thumbup:

Usually, ROFL is an exaggeration... :D:D:D:D:D

I apparently need to move to warmer climes; it looks warm there with green grass and no socks/shoes on 11/30...

SVOboy 12-13-2008 11:30 PM

I am also confused.


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