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Old 25-Jan-2008, 05:34 PM
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DIY Side Moulding Trim Painting

I was helping a buddy paint his side moulding as its been a boring winter and we've been wanting to work on the cars. so here is a DIY on how to paint the mouldings that many people have.

Note that many people may not be able to paint in colder temperatures and its not the best condition but Ive dont it many times and with a heat gun. If you do not have a buddy to work with you and a heat gun dont bother trying this as it will be very difficult alone and without a heat gun.

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Heat Gun
Masking tape - preferably both masking and black vinyl electrical tape(excellent in that it does not leave glue residue)
4 Tarps
Primer - i would prefer using motomaster clear plastic primer, as i have had best results with that.
Base Coat ($25 1 can)
Towels
400-600 grit sandpaper
Goo Gone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C00UiaJqPY
Video of paint pass

I purchased a thick 2" and a 1" masking tape and 4 tarps from the dollarstore(but get 2 rolls of electrical tape also available at the dollar store). I hate using painters tape as it always tears on me and leaves residue, so first use electrical tape to mask off the side trim, and for the tarp tapign use the masking. Primer and paint I get from Paintcircuit.com, theres one close to me around Mc Nicoll and Vic Park, however i would use caution as the last batch of primer i purchased from them which is a premixed general primer was a bad batch. You will need Towels to wipe and clean the mouldings after sanding. and Goo Gone to remove the tape residue after your done painting. A heat gun is imperative in painting in colder temperatures and to help warm paint etc.

Where to get your paint?
http://www.paintcircuit.com
the one in scarborough is located at vic park and mc nicoll

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looks wicked!
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awesome DIY..how do i find the proper paint to match my vehicle..(silver 96 civic coupe)??
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Very nice work! I wanna do that to my mouldings too...and my mirrors, and door handles lol
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dang your diy are the bestest. . .
you should make your own diy site
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Old 21-Feb-2008, 10:31 PM
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did you do a DIY thread on DIY lips and sides on the old version of TCC??
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Old 06-Mar-2008, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by globalc View Post
did you do a DIY thread on DIY lips and sides on the old version of TCC??
ya lips and sideskirts
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do you happen to have the link handy...i couldnt find it..and its getting near the start of spring.
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Originally Posted by EKproject View Post
awesome DIY..how do i find the proper paint to match my vehicle..(silver 96 civic coupe)??
You call these guys...905-274-8644
They are in the Lakeshore and Cawthra area.
$20 for a spray can of OEM colour.
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Originally Posted by globalc View Post
do you happen to have the link handy...i couldnt find it..and its getting near the start of spring.

http://www.torontocivics.com/tccforu...hreadid=110881
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Old 11-Mar-2008, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by EKproject View Post
awesome DIY..how do i find the proper paint to match my vehicle..(silver 96 civic coupe)??

you will need to look in your inside driverside door jam, there is a sticker




also another paint supplier
http://www.paintcircuit.com

the one in scarborough is located at vic park and mc nicoll

http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en...wHss5D6BA&cd=2#

you can use either the cantire cans the small and or which i recommend and prefer handsdown custom can with clear mixed in with it




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good DYI!
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thanks, i remember reading this, it was extra helpful because of the detail and the pics :P
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my car looks beautful...thanks bro!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C00UiaJqPY
video of paint passing technique
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very nice job,
I am going to try this on my front and rear lip!

I was told that Napa and parts source can paint match aswell, I provide them with the paint code and they give me a custom can. Where did you get yours?
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above = paint circuit
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Don't you need an adhesion promoter for painting plastic parts?
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Originally Posted by EK_Civic View Post
Don't you need an adhesion promoter for painting plastic parts?

the primer has adhesion in it, you can use ct plastic clear priemr which i prefer, and i have also painted without any primer jus sanded and cleaned, no problems either,
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Cool tutorial brother,

I would just point out that with plastics, cleanliness is the most important step to assure good adhesion. Raw plastic is more reliant on chemical adhesion rather then mechanical (sanding), it will be much more resistant to peeling & chipping if you use a scotch pad in conjunction with a plastic cleaning paste opposed to sandpaper. A scotch pad will also get into the groves on a textured plastic where sandpaper will not. The adhesion promoter (plastic primer) is a very important step I would never recommend anyone skipped. A plastic cleaner is a good idea too.

The only other thing I might suggest is that a 2 component clearcoat be applied overtop of the basecoat. Otherwise the UV rays from the sun will breakdown the pigment in the paint and it will likely fade. Very nice DIY tutorial!
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