Wetsanding interior plastic panels?

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  1. nicklol

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    So I bought an '02 Sentra SE-R for a pretty good deal imo

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    The owner, err owner's son painted certain bits of the interior plastic pieces a bloody red color that bothers me a lot. I took a coin and scratched out some of the red to reveal a little bit of the original black finish. I was wondering if I could get some wetsand paper and remove the red paint on the plastic. Or would it be a horrible idea? I don't know where to start or what grit to get. I'll get pics of the tacky interior.
     
  2. MartyFukstein

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    Horrible idea.

    You can remove the red with lacquer thinner, but you may dull the original pieces beneath. Contact a specialist who repairs plastic/leather/vinyl on the interiors of cars. You can get references from any car dealer.
     
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    You'd have to strip the area and then redye/paint it.
     
  4. XPX

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    ...or go to a junk yard and buy new panels :dunno:
     
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    http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/public/3145/IMG_000413.JPG[/img

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    Oh, forgot about this thread. Looks horrible as you can tell. In the 2nd picture, there's that piece on the arm rest that I tried to use laquer stripper. Took me 30min to do that :\
     
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    it should wipe right up with laquer thinner.. maybe try an enamel reducer.. the kid probably used krylon
     
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    oh my god :ugh:
     
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    Hope you got that car for REAL cheap. That looks fairly horrible and if its anything like the spray jobs I've seen in person it will look horrible later on as it flakes/chips off. Best bet may be to try and use a vinyl dye to respray them black. I say pull the parts and either go at it with the enamel reducer (test first) or respray black.
     
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    $7000 for a '02 Sentra SE-R with 64k mi :dunno:

    I think it was pretty good price
     
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    I will look for enamel reducer and try again. Should be availible at the local autoparts store like Autozone?
     
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    Good deal or not, that is just wrong!

    Might be simpler and cheaper to just replace the dash pieces/doors from a junkyard? Dunno, just trying to give you ideas.
     
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    Hey! What about sandblasting them? It will remove the paint (and possibly the texture too) but its a fix.

    Desperate times need desperate measures...
     
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    Thats kinda like telling him to burn it off.
     
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    I'm npot so sure about replacing the center console... Junkyard quoted me $75, so it's gonna add up when I include all the other pieces.

    I also can't find enamel reducer at Autozone. I might try the body supply shop but I'm guessing they sell them by a gallon no less, which I don't need.

    I will look for a spray on paint stripper, any ideas where to get some? I don't have a pressure washer.
     
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    :rofl:

    kids these days
     
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    Stuff i used is made by mar hyde
     
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  20. Buck-O

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    And we are against that idea, why?
     

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