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Aite xperts and gurus. I got some Krylon Fusion Paint for plastics...it's ford (ish) blue...just wondering if anybody has tried it and if they had any good or bad luck with it. OH...and should you clear coat interior stuff? Can you just buy a can of *clear* spray paint? Or does it have to be specific to plastics? thanks
 

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i know someone that painted theres... they used paint .. about 2 coats.. then after that clear coated it about 2 times... but im not for sure.. it seemd to work fine for them though...i think u can just use that clear kind
 

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i bought paint.. and did my interior.. all i did was

rough up the surface... did any mod work to it that i was gonna do.. * shaved holes.. ect *

primered (about 3 coats) (most of my coats are just anal-retentive)

paint (3 coats)

clear coat (2 coats) this one.. if you want REAL shiney.. LAY that stuff on there.. like.. thick! i dider thick.. its so glossy and is tough too.

I just used normal automotive Primer and Paint from Canadian Tire, $3 a spray can

And yes.. you can buy *clearcoat* in cans
 

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DOODES!! you guys don't get it..i just wanna k now if the stuff that i bought is any good!! (see above post for NAme of product) but it's kinda too late cause i already painted it...alreayd done afew coats...waiting to dry and i still need to get some clear coat and apply
 

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I don't know that type of paint you are talking about...but if it's a flexible paint designed for Nylon or something like this...it's for SURE a good paint to use in your interior....it won't crack which is pretty good especially if you have painted your door trims..
Hook us to some pics man..
 

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NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stop wile you are ahead. it will not work for long i use krylon fusion yellow and it chips and scratches like crazy.i would find another kind that works. dont get me wrong it looks great but you cant touch it bend itor let anny thing hit it.
 

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DAMN!!! toolate!!! oh well ....it's the frame/boarder of the Thermo guages....i stil have to clear coat it...so it's not gonna move around too much and hopefully the clear will seal it...abit :?
 

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i used the blue krypton fusion paint... it looks great.. but i need to make some touch ups... and clear coat it cuz it has chipped alittle where my vents are when i've opened and closed them.. but other than that its worked well.. i just know to clear coat after now...LoL

Laci

 

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oh and btw.. my bf broke off my hazard light button when he pulled that damn thing out on the dash... this is why i now wish i had a tilt sterring wheel like in the gt..LoL..luckily we super glued it bac and it works..LoL... did anyone else have trouble with that? I have to take it out again when i get my new gauges and recoat and clear coat it.. so any ideas how to get the fucker out easier without breakin stuff? thanx!

Laci

 

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Hummm....i broke my hazard button too when i removed my speedo gauge because i didn't knew i had to remove my steering wheel first (ahh stupid kids)...and damn..it was a pain in the ass to take the pod off without removing the steering wheel..i had to bend everything up to make it work..and it was even worst to put it back there...but everything is ok now and there is no sign left of this misadventure.....except for the hasard button...

If you want to take your gauge pod off...just use a steering wheel puller...you can buy them at any local tool shop for like 10 $....it's easy to use and very usefull...now i can remove my steering wheel and my gauge pod in like 20 minutes without rushing !!!...it took me 3 hours to take it off the first time!!...damn i was so stupid at the time ahahaha....anyways..i haven't glued my hazard yet....it's still laying in my ashtray...i dont use them much..and anyways they still work...ii just have to use my finger nail to lift what's left of the button :)
 

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While I'm sure the steering wheel puller is a very useful tool, I feel (nearly) obligated to point out that you do not need to pull the steering wheel to remove the gauges from your Escort.

  • Remove the steering column shroud (3 screws)
  • Remove the four bolts securing the steering column
  • Let the steering wheel rest on the driver's seat
  • Remove the screws securing the console bezel
  • Remove the screws securing the gauge pod
  • Reach behind the gauge pod and disconnect the wiring harness
  • Reach behind the gauge pod and disconnect the speedometer cable

...installation is the reverse of removal.
 

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well.....i guess it's easier for me to just remove the steering wheel..
takes like 5 minutes..
and then your working space is clear...but hey we all have our methods...but since im not very good in english...humm what is the Steering wheel column anyway ?
 

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Electronikal said:
...but since im not very good in english...humm what is the Steering wheel column anyway ?
The steering wheel column is the column upon which the steering wheel is mounted.

To save some time...

The shroud is the plastic trim that surrounds the column between the steering wheel and the dashboard.

The console bezel is the plastic trim part of the dashboard that incorporates the gauge cluster shroud as well as a few climate conditioning vents.

The gauge pod is the sub-assembly inside the dash wherein the gauges themselves are physically mounted.
 

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chadgore said:
no need to take off your stearing wheel, just remove the four 14mm or 15 mm bolts from under your dash that holds your stearing colum in place and every thing is as easy as a hooker, to get off or out.
remove...the...what...?

You all are doing this the hard way.

When I did my gauges all I did was take out the 6 or so 7 mm star key screws and pop the bezel out. it takes a little bit of cursing and whatnot, but as long as you don't FORCE it, it'll pop out in one piece.

Then you just have to take that plastic clear piece out and pop the needles off.

Whats up with taking the steering wheel off? I never did. and look...I replaced my bezel and gauges in 1 hour:



 
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