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    Default Recoating DS Plastic Ventilator Housings

    Hi all - I'm just wanting to smarten up the ventilator housings - is paint the only option?
    I just want to know if there is a product/service which recoats plastics, probably in a similar way to powdercoating for metal...?
    Many thanks in advance,
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    Mark...

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    Hi Mark,

    VHT Vinyl Spray in satin black does an excellent job, and it actually soaks into the plastic, not a surface coating.

    best regards,

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    Many thanks for the suggestion Greg - I'd not thought of using vinyl spray there....?
    I'm guessing you don't need a primer - just clean and scuff the surface for a key....?
    All the best,
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    Hi Mark,

    Just clean the surface with a good wax & grease remover.

    The results will surprise you.............I stick with VHT, as some other brands don't give the same results.

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    You could also try Forever Black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ds21bvh View Post
    Many thanks for the suggestion Greg - I'd not thought of using vinyl spray there....?
    I'm guessing you don't need a primer - just clean and scuff the surface for a key....?
    All the best,
    Mark...
    Don't do it Mark or I'll have to disown you!!!
    Get hold of a good plastic polish and use some elbow grease. . . I've had success with Novus 1/2/3
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NOVUS-PL...YAAOSwo0JWL~jF

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    Oh no Chris... I would not want that...!
    Have you used this kit on the housings...? its the brown tinge and scratches I'm trying to get rid of....
    Many thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ds21bvh View Post
    Oh no Chris... I would not want that...!
    Have you used this kit on the housings...? its the brown tinge and scratches I'm trying to get rid of....
    Many thanks,
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    Mark, the housing were never painted you know that, once painted there's no going back!!

    I've had great success with various plastic parts on a D including the clear faces of the instrument cluster, switch stalks etc. it does require some effort - the Novus 3 part kit, Coarse /Medium and Fine should yield the result and not a huge investment, if you are still unhappy with the result you can still get out your rattle cans. . .

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    Ok Chris - many thanks for the advice...!
    I'll give the polish a go first...then if it's no good I'll go the paint...
    I'll post some results...
    Cheers,
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    I agree with Chris. Mine cleaned up very well. Personally I like the slight patina of age. You can still see a couple of darker areas where service stickers etc had been stuck, but that's easy. I'll just put new stickers back! If you paint it, the finish may be different and it may never look quite right again.

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    One advantage of paint is it does add a bit of additional UV protection for the plastic.
    Cheers,
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