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post #1 of Old 06-01-2005, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Painting vent visors

Ok, I need some help on how to paint some vent visors I plan on getting. I want to paint them red to match my truck. I already have the paint in a spray can. The vent visors I am ordering are black so that shouldn't be a problem to paint over will it? Do I have to sand them and primer, OR can I just paint them the way they are? What are the steps I need to do?

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Ok, I need some help on how to paint some vent visors I plan on getting. I want to paint them red to match my truck. I already have the paint in a spray can. The vent visors I am ordering are black so that shouldn't be a problem to paint over will it? Do I have to sand them and primer, OR can I just paint them the way they are? What are the steps I need to do?

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It would certainly be better to sand them down and primer them first - it only costs a couple of bucks for some good sandpaper and a can of spray primer, I think the end results (especially long-term appearance) will benefit from the extra work.

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make sure you use plastic adhersion promoter!
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Ok, can you guys tell me the steps then and what I all need. All I have right now is the can of red spray paint (that matches my truck) and vent visors. I need sand paper, primer, plastic adhersion promoter? What type of sand paper? Do I sand it, prime it, sand it, prime it and then paint?

Or maybe I should just leave them the smoked (black) color. I have a black tonneau cover and other black trim. What do you guys think?

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200-350 grit paper and scuff the suraface. spray the adhesion promoter primer and sand again with 350. then ahesion promoter primer and then spray color. make sure to read instructions on the products

it you fell uneasy take it to a body shop they should do it for like 20-50 bucks
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