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Outside door pillar discolored

Discussion in 'Body Work & Detailing' started by Jason94sport, April 17, 2018.

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    1. Jason94sport

      Jason94sport Well-Known Member

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      Any info on how to fix this? Everything else is black but this 1 pillar on the passenger side for some reason.
      It's like a ashy gray.
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    3. Mr. Alligator

      Mr. Alligator Elite Explorer

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      Black spray paint. Tape and cover parts you do not want to paint. Easy, and will look great.

      Good luck.
       
    4. Jason94sport

      Jason94sport Well-Known Member

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      IDK, With the FL weather I've had painted parts look like garbage after a few months. I was looking into maybe some sort of plastic dye?
       
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    5. Mr. Alligator

      Mr. Alligator Elite Explorer

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      I have always thought that part was metal. Maybe just repaint every few years. I am not aware of any other options that are more effective, except of course to spray paint that is much higher quality.

      Good luck.
       
    6. MONMIX

      MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Rattle can.
      Trust me.
       
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    7. Mr. Alligator

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      That has definitely been my answer, and I have been please enough with the results... but wouldn't a purist insist on better quality paint, like maybe two part epoxy, and therefore have – at least slightly --- better results?
       
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      toypaseo Flunked daycare Elite Explorer

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      You could visit a vinyl sign shop, vinyl wrap shop, or something along those lines, and see if they could cover it :dunno:
       
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      My old boss did that to a vintage Cadillac with roof,really turned sharp. Simulated Leopard. Good luck!
       
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      Mine is looking like this as well and I remember a member of our Mustang club painted the B pillars of his 90's Mustang because of the same issue. I asked him what he used and this is what he suggested:
      Eastwood Plastic Resurfacer Matte Black Aerosol

      He is really happy with how it worked on his Mustang.
       
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      Oxidation of the black pillars on the side and trunk (and the windshield wiper arms) is a known issue with Explorers. My '97 had it much worse than yours. The answer is to wet sand them, then tape them off with garbage bags. Do a quick wipe down with a cloth soaked in isopropyl alcohol, then spray them with rattle-can automotive primer and finally a few coats of Rusto-Oleum black trim paint.
      I don't think this approach would be great for a car, but the results look fine for an SUV/truck.

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      I ended up using an aluminum trim paint made by Duplicolor sold at AutoZone. I'm pretty happy with how it came out!
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    13. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Believe it or not, all I did was scuff and shoot clear on them to bring them back to life. No colored paint needed, and back to black.
       

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