What is the best way to sand and paint the dash kit? The trim around my deck, console, and climate controls are charcoal. The dash kit is black. I want to sand and paint the kit to match.
I've read that using 1200 grit to sand with, wash with soap and water, let dry, prime (very light coats) and let stand and dry for a couple days, then spray it with a hi quality paint (again, light coats) and let stand and dry for a couple days. Would this be a good method?
I wet sanded mine with 600 grit , being careful not to go through the original paint and sprayed it with automotive color-match lacquer.
I did use a slightly caustic cleaner(formula 409 works) to remove any traces of armor-all.
I use Dawn and water for my wet sanding process. The soapy water prevents my paper from clogging and cleans away the surface as i sand.
You don't really need to wet sand considering how small the dash kit is.
But if you do wet sand, put your sand paper in the water a bit before you use it...it will soften it and make it easier to use. A drop or two of dish soap in the water will help keeping it all clean and oil free too.