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In most of our cars there is a black rubberish layer on every piece of interior plastic. It is used for the protection and scratches. But after a while the paint likes to peel of or whatever is going on with it. Most of you are probably thinking: how can I fix this? So here is a little info on this.

There is a paint made for the plastics. It's called Plasti-kote Flexible Bumper and Trim COLOR, 1896 flat black. It is the paint of a 3-part (promoter, primer and paint) system they sell that has an adhesion promoter and primer. Got it at Pep Boys for $7+change. It is a great match for the black console and trim piece.

Note: Don't spray a heavy layer on anything that already has been previously coated, it will act as a stripper and lift all layers.

Anyhow. The factory trim pieces already have an outer coating, so primer isn't exactly necessary. Lightly wet-sand it or scuff it with 600 grit paper to smooth the areas. After you sand, some laquer thinner, or else paint prep solvent works good (soapy water and alcohol is fine) - also good for removing road tar and other blemishes from paint.

Put a number of LIGHT coats on, it hides blemishes nice, over a long
period of time and that way it will not chip later. Just spray a light even coat, and wait about 10-15 minute inbetween coats. When you hit all the crevices, first get them really good, then hit the flat spots - this will keep the edges from peeling. It is a high solids paint so make sure you are in a warm room or garage. Above 60 degrees would be my suggestion to make it dry faster.
 
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