6G Celicas

Painting Your Window Trim

Author: snapshotgt
Approximate Time: 2 Hours
Required Tools: Spray paint for plastic/rubber
Masking tape
Masking paper (newspaper/plastic works)

Does your window trim look faded? Follow this how-to to easily make your trim look like new!

The first step is to prep your trim by cleaning it really well. Soap and water is a good solution, but rubbing alcohol or wax and grease remover would probably work better.

Once the trim is completely clean, the car needs to be masked off. This is the most time-consuming step, but time spent here will pay off in the end. Take your time and be very careful so that you don't end up with overspray all over your car. Overspray will easily travel a few feet and still stick to your car, so be sure to cover a large area of the car.

Once the car is masked off, it's time to paint. Wiping the trim with a wax and grease remover or rubbing alcohol at this point will ensure that you remove any grease that could cause the paint not to stick.

Paint two light coats, following the instructions on the paint can as far as how long to wait between coats, how far to hold the can from the trim, what temperatures to paint in, etc. If you're not satisfied with the coverage, paint on more light coats until you are satisfied.

Once the paint is dry, peel away the masking tape very carefully. Once the masking tape and paper is all gone, stand back and admire your brand-new looking trim.

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