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    Posted: 10 Sep 2019 at 7:09pm
Hello,

Finally got round to ordering one of Giz10p’s Outrun Repro Dash and looking forward to fitting it.

Has anyone painted one and if so do they have any tips? Paint name and type would be great.

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Can anyone help me out or am I going it alone? 
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I did my OutRun resto around 10 years ago, and at that time the repros weren't available

I had to take my damaged and cracked CP's and bezels, to a car body shop that repaired them for me (much as they would a plastic bumper)

The original Sega paint was matched as close as possible with a Spectro-photometer. I think the closest match at the time was a Renault silver that had a tinge of blue in it!

If you're handy with a spray can or gun with the colour and clear lacquer then by all means give it a go yourself.
For what it costs you might get a body shop to do it "professionally" as a hospital job at the end of the day
Remember plastics need a special primer before applying the colour coat - otherwise the colour will just crack and come off as the plastic expands / contracts and flexes

At the time I had 3 CP's and 2 bezels done which when I resold the repaired items recouped some of my outlay at the car bodyshop (sorry I don't have any left they all went years ago)

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Thanks for that, it is useful.

I did consider using a body shop to spray it, but to be honest the restoration costs of this cab are going through the roof (NOS monitor, new dash, new gears etc.), so I was hoping to do it myself.

I will see if I can find that colour paint.
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I have a monitor bezel and control panel that will be painted soon. Mine are going to a car bodyshop to get done. I don't have any other info at the moment, but once it's done, I should be able to let you know what paint colour and primer they used if you're still looking for details. Probably won't happen for a few weeks though. They'll be matching against the originals, so hopefully it'll look close when completed.
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Originally posted by Maxrom Maxrom wrote:

I have a monitor bezel and control panel that will be painted soon. Mine are going to a car bodyshop to get done. I don't have any other info at the moment, but once it's done, I should be able to let you know what paint colour and primer they used if you're still looking for details. Probably won't happen for a few weeks though. They'll be matching against the originals, so hopefully it'll look close when completed.
 

That would great if you could keep me posted.  Where about in Essex are you and who will you be using, as we could go into together and it might reduce the costs.

Maybe a body shop is the way to go with it!
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Originally posted by JAG555 JAG555 wrote:

Originally posted by Maxrom Maxrom wrote:

I have a monitor bezel and control panel that will be painted soon. Mine are going to a car bodyshop to get done. I don't have any other info at the moment, but once it's done, I should be able to let you know what paint colour and primer they used if you're still looking for details. Probably won't happen for a few weeks though. They'll be matching against the originals, so hopefully it'll look close when completed.
 

That would great if you could keep me posted.  Where about in Essex are you and who will you be using, as we could go into together and it might reduce the costs.

Maybe a body shop is the way to go with it!
 

I really would stick with the Professional Car Paint route, that two pack with the elasticizer is a must to stop the cracking. You will regret it otherwise after spending all that cash on the rest. 
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Originally posted by nurtuo nurtuo wrote:

Originally posted by JAG555 JAG555 wrote:

Originally posted by Maxrom Maxrom wrote:

I have a monitor bezel and control panel that will be painted soon. Mine are going to a car bodyshop to get done. I don't have any other info at the moment, but once it's done, I should be able to let you know what paint colour and primer they used if you're still looking for details. Probably won't happen for a few weeks though. They'll be matching against the originals, so hopefully it'll look close when completed.
 

That would great if you could keep me posted.  Where about in Essex are you and who will you be using, as we could go into together and it might reduce the costs.

Maybe a body shop is the way to go with it!
 

I really would stick with the Professional Car Paint route, that two pack with the elasticizer is a must to stop the cracking. You will regret it otherwise after spending all that cash on the rest. 
 

That is probably good advice!  I have spent a bit so far and don't want to cheap out now. 


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