Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
06-02-2018, 09:53 PM
Post: #171
Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
Thanks @decryphe and @oldskull!
Yes after 35 years the rubbery paint lets go of the metal and it just looks horrible. It's really difficult to remove that stuff entirely, otherwise I would have gone for that path...

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06-03-2018, 06:12 PM
Post: #172
Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
Oh, some happy driving had been done. I am so happy for you.

As for the window trims, I need to repaint mines, too. So you video is most appreciated. Thank you very much.

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06-15-2018, 10:31 PM (This post was last modified: 06-16-2018 09:28 PM by banpei.)
Post: #173
Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
And here are parts two and three of the window moulding videos.
Part two, cleaning and painting:



Part three, fitting the mouldings back to the hachi:



I got a question regarding my choice for spray paint:
Quote:There is obviously a big improvement. But i was wondering why you didn´t just go to a powder coating shop and let them sort the problem ? Powder coating would be amazing for this application, at least i like to think so. They would chemically remove all the leftover paint and then apply the powder coating either in plain or shiny black.
I toyed with that option as well, but I wanted to do it DIY and this cost me about 10 euros and 10 hours of my time. I reckoned that if I would mess it up really badly I could always have it done professionally. So I might go for that option in the future as I'm not 100% happy with the end result.
In the end I'm probably going to look for a good set of the mouldings and fit that, but since these cars are 35 years old that will be quite difficult to find. So if that doesn't work out I'll probably powder coat them.

Also a video about restoring the dashboard is coming up...

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06-17-2018, 11:31 AM
Post: #174
Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
A lot of the parts are still available from Toyota. Just a few of the corner pieces are out of stock.

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06-19-2018, 08:32 AM
Post: #175
Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
In my experience the typical Motip spraypaint will crack badly within about a year out in the sun. I painted my window wipers with that stuff and added clearcoat.. stayed nice for about 6 months and went downhill from there.

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06-19-2018, 10:13 PM
Post: #176
Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
(06-19-2018 08:32 AM)Ivan141 Wrote:  In my experience the typical Motip spraypaint will crack badly within about a year out in the sun. I painted my window wipers with that stuff and added clearcoat.. stayed nice for about 6 months and went downhill from there.
So, any idea what is actually good stuff?
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06-20-2018, 08:27 AM
Post: #177
Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
For this type of stuff epoxy based paint comes to mind. I have a couple of mix-in-the-can 2k spraycans (Spraymax) that I'm yet to try that I have high hopes for, but those are potentially very hazardous to your health without decent breathing protection. Also, you have to use up the entire can in one go because the next day it will have reacted to a solid mass, which is why I still havent tried it...shame to waste expensive paint.

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06-21-2018, 08:27 AM
Post: #178
Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
The Trueno is garaged all the time, so I'm not that afraid it will happen that quickly. But it definitely is something I need to address in the future. Wink

@Nakilad: Thanks, I'll have a look and see what's available. Thumbs up!

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