cptnsolo77 wrote:I ended up painting the plastic under the wipers with Krylon Fusion paint. Hasnt faded or chiped & looks just as good as the day I painted it. Painted it over 6 months ago. More of a "permanant" fix. I found a F150 forum where guys were painting thier cladding with it & it looks fantastic. Too bad they dont dont have a shade of grey but if you wanted to paint your cladding black that would work.
This is the link to the F150 forum. http://www.f150forum.com/f6/krylon-fusion-paint-58448/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
So, can y'all guys give me an update? Im gonna restore the roof rails on my Vibe, the front wiper bay area, and the rear bottom lip of teh bumper... they vary in fading but I definitely want to get it done. If the Kyrlon is holding up, I'd prefer that. However, if it's cracking and I'd have to restore in a year, I'd rather do the Restore Refinisher....vibenvy wrote:I actually removed my rear wiper last night and painted it with the satin black Krylon Fusion. It looks better than brand new and it's so nice not having to sand, prime, etc. I just sprayed a couple coats and let it dry overnight. I am definitely going to use it to paint some other exterior parts that are looking a little less black these days i.e. grilles, cowl panel, etc. I was amazed at the difference painting my rear wiper made, so I can just imagine a bigger piece like the cowl panel.
thats awesome, the sun is crazy over here and then there's the humidity... yea, dont think the door handles would hold up, plus, it may get on our hands after so much contact.cptnsolo77 wrote:The Krylon is holding up great ! No peeling, cracking etc. I painted the plastic panels under the front wipers, front & rear wiper, & rear roof rack cap. I live in South Florida & the sun is INTENSE here. Just recently I painted the trim that runs along the base of the passenger & driver side windows & the Vibe looks super sharp now. I was going to paint my door handles with the Krylon fusion but they are high contact areas. The paint would wear off & look uneven & probably look worse than before LOL.
cptnsolo77 wrote: I did find out that Krylon does carry a charcoal grey in the Fusion paint. If I didnt have the Refinish Restorer & paint my cladding in a heartbeat. This paint is tough & holds it shine.
well, it's set, im gonna go this as my next weekend project. Im thinking the same way vibenvy, rather paint and get that perm. finish as opposed to constant reapplications. I saw another product at Walmart that was named "Trim and Guard" but sounds like the Kyrlon is way better. My Vibe looks like it wasn't garage kept at all so the paint is dull, not faded nor cracking, just dull. The trim is super beat up, especially the top where the roof rack would go.cptnsolo77 wrote:vibenvy wrote:Although I have only painted my rear wiper so far and that was just a few months ago, it still looks great. Nice and black! Once the weather cools down a bit more, I am planning on doing all the grilles on the front, the cowl panels under the wipers, the wiper arms and wiper blade housings, the black on the mirrors, the window trim, the trim on the roof, the Honda antenna and base (they'll finally match !), the XM/OnStar antenna, the small grilles in the side skirts and the lower rear fascia. Basically everything that's black because it's all starting to fade slightly and look kind of crappy. I would rather paint everything than try different cleaning products that may or may not make a difference.
This is exactly what I was looking for. I saw some videos online exolaining how you can use a heat gun to darken the cladding. But I dont really fancy the idea of doing that. I would imagine it would weaken the plastic. I think Ill get this instead.cptnsolo77 wrote: ↑Thu May 09, 2013 7:12 pmRefinish Restorer. Not cheap, but its the best stuff out there, almost 50 bucks for a can. Im in Florida as well & our cars take a beating from the sun. I applied back in November & its lasts 6 months before I needed to reapply last week. Even after 6 months the cladding still looked better than before I started using it.