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Old 09-07-2019, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Been a while since I’ve done this and a quick search showed no posts on it. So...for those of you interested.....

I wanted to try and cut down on some extra gray on my ugly seat. Super easy and works well if there is a color you want to change on your seat without going to get it redone. I’ve done this before and it holds up really well. Most of you will be able to take your seat off and do this if you want. My sled is a tad more complicated and I saw no reason to go around the block just to get across the street so, just kept it on and covered the whole sled to protect from overspray.

WARNING: Difficulty factor of -1 (out of 10). Even a girl can do this....one's without penises!

This is simple stuff but like any painting, prep is key. I cracked a cold one and set it on the bench, got it all done before my second sip!

Step One: Just a good rub down with some alcohol to help with tape adhesion. I went over it lightly ONCE with acetone on the part I was painting. Watch what you are doing here...think smart and don’t be sloppy unless you want to paint your whole seat..or other parts of your sled!

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Step Two: Tape and cover. I used painters tape but, some cheap duct tape would adhere better. This painters tape sucked but, I made it work. Try to find a seam for an edge. If there’s no seam, and you aren’t doing the whole seat...WTF are you doing? Your seat isn’t a damn skateboard!!!

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Step Three: Paint with some fabric and vinyl paint. Don’t be retarded on the trigger....smooth easy passes. Let it dry then do another coat or two of you need/want. Mine covered well but I did three coats anyway. I used flat because I’ve used semi gloss before and I thought it looked stupid shiny on newer sleds. It’ll go on glossy then fade as it dries.

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Step Four: Uncover slowly and do some touch up as needed. I never let paint cure before I untaping it. It can lead to shitty paint lines as it tears away dried edges.

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Old 09-07-2019, 05:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Last time i painted a car rear seat back in the 80's everyone that sat back there got pissed at me after they found out the paint ended up wearing on their clothes.
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Old 09-07-2019, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Last time i painted a car rear seat back in the 80's everyone that sat back there got pissed at me after they found out the paint ended up wearing on their clothes.
Luckily, I don't carry passengers!

I've never had a problem with this stuff rubbing off on anything. It works surprisingly well.

I prolly just jinxed the whole thing now!
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Old 09-07-2019, 06:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks good, nice job.
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, Z's job looks great.
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I've done many boat seats but don't believe I ever did a sled..always worked great for me.
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Looks great. I've never had the nuts to try it. Wanted to do the back of a car's headrest years ago, paint probably wasn't as good back then anyway.
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I remember that old cat a few posts up when I was some years younger. I never liked art class never liked painting but I always liked watching that old timer do his thing. And his speeches/comments as he painted were priceless. Thanks for the flashback!!
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Seat painting looks good. Is there enough paint left over so you can paint the gas tank as well ? That would kinda finish off and complete the paint touch up.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I agree with frozen....now the tank stands out like a dead toof.
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