Thanks for the info and pictures. I have a 2003 explorer with the same exact problem on all 6 pillars. after looking at your pic's , I will do the same. Thanks. Terry
Mine are currently faded. I would normally hit them with wax every time I washed my Ex, but I haven't washed it in a while. I plan on sanding them down and spraying a couple of coats of Fusion Clear Coat on them to help protect against the sun.
I plan on doing this soon. So sand with 600 grit....... use Krylon Fusion gloss black...then the clear coat.
Question about my trim....I just painted that also with the Krylon fusion...didnt use the clear...If I do some sanding can go over it again with another coat of paint?? Im new to painting
What I did was: sand with 600 grit, wet sand with 800 grit, spray with krylon fusion.
I did not use primer and I did not use the clear coat.
I want to use clear coat on the trim that I have already painted, so I will sand it again, then spray the color, then spray the clear after the color has dried.
Hope this helps out!!
Ok just to clarify. No need to use clear coat on the pillars?
Also I wanted to touch up the bumper trim I already painted a week ago. I sand first then I can put another coat of pain on?
Use clear on the pillars or the paint will fade. Sand with 600 grit, wet sand with 800 grit, spray with krylon fusion black, then spray the clear after the color has dried.
I don't know about using clear on the bumpers. I would sand the already painted bumpers before applying a new coat of paint.
Well, BigRondo, Two things Ilearned from you today 10. replacing the temp sensor and the painting of the side panels on my 2002 explorer. Thnaks for posting. hint I did replace a door handle on my 1992 toyota Camry, primer and paint i got from auto store. match perfectly. now I al painted the lugage rack on top of the explorer seesm to be holding up oK.
If you wet sand between coats with a higher grit paper (1000+) and then do a couple coats of clear, then wetsand that with something pretty high grit as well and then polish it they will probably be nearly as glossy as the windows and not have the textured look.