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How to - improve glass trim (56K ??)

OK, just about every MX6 I see has this problem with the 1/4 glass trim.



Here are mine now after about 3 hours work. This time I did it in my own garage at home, no fancy products or equipment.



I used these products, plus 240 grit sandpaper, 1/4" fine line tape, 3/4" masking tape and masking paper. (If you use newspaper, make it double thickness)



Step 1: To protect the surrounding paintwork, carefully mask off the trim with the fine line tape.



Then with the masking tape,



Add the masking paper, sand the trim with 240 grit to smooth out some of the roughness.



Step 2: Apply 2 LIGHT coats of the adhesion promoter, allowing a couple of minutes between coats, let it dry for 10 mins and apply 3 medium coats of primer, again allowing each coat to dry before applying the next.



When the primer is dry, lightly sand with 240 grit, clean off sanding dust and repeat the 3 coat application, sand and clean. I did this step 3 times to get the trim smooth enough to paint.



Step 3: Apply 3-4 coats of the trim black, allowing each coat to dry 5 mins before applying the next coat. Let the trim paint dry completely (2-3 hours) before attempting to remove the fine line tape.

Here is the end result before I removed the fine line tape.









Hope this will be helpful to all, I used Transtar adhesion promoter and primer to keep the costs below $35 fo the whole project, with product left over for other things. Why black primer? Black trim, black primer, black trim paint, logical isn't it.
You could use all SEM products from the local paint dealer but they are more expensive.

Oh, by the way, if anyone mentions Krylon on this thread I will get in my car, drive to your house and stick a can of Krylon where the waste product after digestion exits the body! :muhaha:
 

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Great write up! Would have rather done this then buy the new ones I did...oh well, you win some you loose some!
 

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we use trim black at our school, it looks good and seems to last really well, its basicly an oem look and finish almost exactly:tup:
 

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yeah, i think i'll give this a shot too. thanks!
 
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This is awesome, finally a solution to pretty much all of our problems. Be prepared to recieve karma out the ass.

Gotta spread some first but once I do you'll be getting some more. Great write up.
 
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