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Painting the black exterior pieces by NashvilleFiero
Started on: 04-08-2008 09:09 AM
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Report this Post04-08-2008 09:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for NashvilleFieroSend a Private Message to NashvilleFieroDirect Link to This Post
Hi Guys!
I am digging into my new Fiero. I want to repaint the mirrors and the rear vents in black. I have done this type of work in the past on another vehicle. The black never seemed to stay. It faded quickly. What is the best paint / technique to use?
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Report this Post04-08-2008 09:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
I mostly use Krylon Semi-flat black, or BBQ black. Lasted for years on my cars.
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Report this Post04-08-2008 12:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for uhlanstanClick Here to Email uhlanstanSend a Private Message to uhlanstanDirect Link to This Post
In 2001 or first part of 2002 I repainted the mirrors & sails right behind the windows and the vents with rust oleum black night metallic,,on 88 notch back I sold the car last year and the mirrors and sail still looked OK,, this is a fabulous looking improvement to these parts this is a fine barely noticible metallic.. I was surprised how good this looks I did not do the side markers but this is such a discrete metallic they would look good .. I did proper sanding and prep............................................................................. the paint was beginning to fade in 2006 just before I sold this to fierogt guy in 2007 but I did not do proper 2 or 3 coats this paint held up extremely well the car was parked outside in florida sun !!
This paint is still available at home depot, an 11 oz can ... this is an upgrade from gloss black,, my painted parts look better than the lid ,, I think 90% will like this for vents and mirrors
OUTSTANDING give a look especially if on a budget and want some inexpensive upgrades
Rust oleum (premium) 7250 black night metallic

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Report this Post04-08-2008 07:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for unboundmoClick Here to Email unboundmoSend a Private Message to unboundmoDirect Link to This Post
Funny you should ask....

I bought a set of engine grills off Ebay. They were all oxidized and faded. The reason I bought was to cut the bottom louvers off to allow the heat escape quicker. After sanding them down "A LOT" they are now ready for paint.

I notice at every show you go to, everyone wants a shinny car, so, I pick a gloss black considering the originals are a satin sheen. I picked up a couple cans of high heat engine paint 500 from Krylon. After several coats, I just could get the gloss to be mirror like..... evenly. I noticed right away that the ceramic in the paint wasn't allowing this. I figured that the bottom gets the most heat and with several coats on the top and bottom I would be good to go on some regular Rustoleum gloss black paint for the top only. Well, after several coats with sanding inbetween 600 grit I was still not satisfied..... I will say that the difference is very pleasing though, I just didn't do it to MY expectation.... PLAN C - I bought a quart of the Rustoleum patio furniture and many other things in gloss black and I got out my compressor and my spray gun.... What a difference now... Talk about a mirror even finish.... but you know what - Frigen dust!!!!! Back to sanding. I'll get it eventually.

The paint is nice though
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Report this Post04-08-2008 10:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NashvilleFieroSend a Private Message to NashvilleFieroDirect Link to This Post
Good info. I went with the RustOleum Grill paint. Looks great!

Were the mirrors originally gloss, flat, or satin on these cars?
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Report this Post04-09-2008 08:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundDirect Link to This Post
I use SEM Trim Black PN 39143. Great match and very durable if applied and allowed to cure properly. I just scuffed all my moldings with a Scotch-Brite pad and wiped them down with DuPont Plastic-Prep 2319S ready-to-use unprimed plastic parts cleaner. Painted the trim on my GT in 2001 with this - still looks new.

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Report this Post04-09-2008 01:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for unboundmoClick Here to Email unboundmoSend a Private Message to unboundmoDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by NashvilleFiero:

Good info. I went with the RustOleum Grill paint. Looks great!

Were the mirrors originally gloss, flat, or satin on these cars?


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Report this Post04-09-2008 01:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RWDPLZClick Here to visit RWDPLZ's HomePageSend a Private Message to RWDPLZDirect Link to This Post
Scuff up with 300 or 400 grit sandpaper, use black self etching primer, finish with SEM satin black.

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Report this Post04-09-2008 05:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GKDINCSend a Private Message to GKDINCDirect Link to This Post
I'll second the SEM trim black product, works great for me.
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Report this Post04-09-2008 06:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for kevinClick Here to Email kevinSend a Private Message to kevinDirect Link to This Post
Yup, without a doubt, SEM makes the best poduct. Go to SEM.com

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Originally posted by kevin:

Yup, without a doubt, SEM makes the best poduct. Go to SEM.com



I did. Now what does that have to do with paint?


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Not only that, they can't do HTML right! Such a simple, basic page too.

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Originally posted by couldahadaV8:

I did. Now what does that have to do with paint?



Try this http://www.semproducts.com/

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