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    Posted: 18-Jul-2014 at 16:49
Yeah, I wouldn't do plastidip, especially with something you'd be handling frequently.
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  Quote KenBIII Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Jul-2014 at 01:46
Did you pull all the buttons out to get all the sides of the switch that controls the main light?
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  Quote srdavis872 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Jul-2014 at 05:30
Originally posted by KenBIII

Did you pull all the buttons out to get all the sides of the switch that controls the main light?


Yes, everything that needed to be painted broke down to individual pieces. I did break one of the springs inside one of the map light buttons though, so be careful :(
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  Quote KenBIII Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Jul-2014 at 15:13
Okay, good to know. When I pulled it down before I couldn't get the electronics out. Can I PM you when I get it back down if I need help pulling it apart? I will have to do it soon since you are trying to sell your baby.
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  Quote srdavis872 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Jul-2014 at 00:18
Around the edge you should be able to see where the face snaps on. You have to take the face off before taking the buttons out IIRC. It's been a while.
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  Quote KenBIII Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Aug-2014 at 20:06
I already started painting some of the components in my car, and I must say that I am even more impressed with the finial product than I was expecting so far.
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  Quote KenBIII Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Aug-2014 at 18:12
My progress thus far

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  Quote KenBIII Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Aug-2014 at 16:38
Sean,

What did you use to "scratch" the paint off of your switches? Everything I have tried so far has pulled/ripped the paint.
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  Quote srdavis872 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Aug-2014 at 00:55
An x-acto knife.
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  Quote KenBIII Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Aug-2014 at 05:34
Many thanks. I am finding that the paint is not holding up all as well as I hoped. I think it might have been too bog of a jump from beige to black. Lots of touching up to do
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