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Posted 14 May 2020 - 06:10 PM

What's the best product to paint ABS plastic consoles ?

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 06:14 PM

I will pm you Gene.

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 06:17 PM

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 06:41 PM

I did mine in acrylic after sandblasting it.

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 07:19 PM

I've always used the vinyl spray dye for interior surfaces including hard plastic, seems to work fine and quite resilient.

 

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 07:21 PM

GMH used acrylic.

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 08:47 PM

Make sure you give the console a good wash, wax and grease then plastic adhesion promoter before colour.

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 08:49 PM

Thanks guys i will look in to it
One for Byron what black would the HZ Sandman grill be i know they weren't painted from factory but what would be closest shade like Satin or Low Gloss Black ?
i am building my grill from scratch i have a NOS grey HZ grill thats the donor then trying to find some good stainless

Make sure you give the console a good wash, wax and grease then plastic adhesion promoter before colour.


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Posted 14 May 2020 - 10:10 PM

I’ll look and see if there are mentions of grille paint colour. I might have it for HQ or HJ. Is it that hard to find a black HZ grille though? I used to have heaps but I think I chucked all the HX and HZ ones that weren’t off a Statesman away. I reckon I must have had a dozen at one stage, all would have come off 4 headlight fronts as that is what I used to make up to sell. I only kept Statesman and HJ ones I think.

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 10:27 PM

Last HZ black grill sold for $500
they are hard to find and good cond
i want mine perfect so l will build one

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 11:52 AM

Wow. I’ve walked past really good HZ grilles at swap meets for under $100, to me that is twice what they are worth! I’ll have to look closer next time. I bought a mint HJ one last swap meet I went to for $100 complete with GTS badge.

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 05:41 PM

Only the black ones pull top dollar the others are a dime a dozen so yeah wouldn't pay more than $100 for one
think i got 3 HZ grills in my collection

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 06:21 PM

I’m talking black ones, not normal ones. Most of the ones I used to get were black as I used to buy fronts of HZ Sandman and GTS wrecks as well as Statesmans. When I used to make up fronts and sell them the most popular grilles were always HX-HZ Statesman (not SLE though), HJ Statesman and HJ normal. No one wanted HX or HZ, that is why I had a heap left. Sometimes people wanted nice HZ Premier ones but rarely.
I’ll look in my shed and see if there are any good black ones left I might as well sell them if they are that valuable, I’d never use a HZ one anyway so no use to me. I chucked all the ones that were in an old garden shed when a tree fell on it, but I think I had all the mint stuff in the shed somewhere. Will check.

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 06:46 PM

Yeah the HX ones were poofy to say the least. Some how my HX van had grey plastic HK grille when I got it with 77000km on it. Painted it black of course. Dulux enamel


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Posted 17 May 2020 - 11:30 AM

So i went and bought a can of VHT vinyl dye paint in Buckskin
not even close to the original colour
maybe only good if you want black
bought it back got my money back
looks like i will get some acrylic mixed up

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 12:08 PM

So i went and bought a can of VHT vinyl dye paint in Buckskin
not even close to the original colour
maybe only good if you want black
bought it back got my money back
looks like i will get some acrylic mixed up

:spoton: Acrylic is the way to go to get that original finish look on ABS plastics.



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Posted 17 May 2020 - 05:42 PM

So i went and bought a can of VHT vinyl dye paint in Buckskin
not even close to the original colour
maybe only good if you want black
bought it back got my money back
looks like i will get some acrylic mixed up



Read my last pm's to you Gene, if freight wasn't so ridiculous, I'd think about doing up some colours for sale.

Then show us how good it comes up mate. Gary.

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 05:58 PM

Will do

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 06:08 PM

What colour did you need to paint it?

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 06:10 PM

What colour did you need to paint it?


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Posted 17 May 2020 - 06:29 PM

I had chamois mixed up by the paint shop. So if you can get the code. You should be able to do the same. I wondered at the time if the thinners actually melted the plastic a little so the paint impregnated into the console?

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 06:33 PM

I blasted mine bare.

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 07:54 PM

This is the culprit
Next question whats the best way to patch this was thinking cutting a piece out of another console and plastic welding
thoughts yes / no
And before you ask yes the other console is a parts donor (broken )
All sanded and plastic primed ready for colour

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 08:08 PM

This is the culprit
Next question whats the best way to patch this was thinking cutting a piece out of another console and plastic welding
thoughts yes / no
And before you ask yes the other console is a parts donor (broken )
All sanded and plastic primed ready for colour

Put the ashtray back in it to fill the hole.


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Posted 17 May 2020 - 08:10 PM

Arh yes waiting for that comment
if im doing a rivet counter resto vans did not have ashtrays
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