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Introduction

This guide will show you how to repair a very common issue among 997 and 987 owners.

The interior plastic paint tends to peel around the ash tray (and other areas)

We will remove the original coating and then proceed to repaint the effected area.

  1. Ask home depot paint rep to mix a sample of 697912143052 for Sand Beige Interior
    • Ask home depot paint rep to mix a sample of 697912143052 for Sand Beige Interior

  2. Apply Lacquer thinner and begin to remove paint. The paint will softened and being to bubble up , just keep working the paint  with lacquer thinner till its all off. The paint will softened and being to bubble up , just keep working the paint  with lacquer thinner till its all off.
    • Apply Lacquer thinner and begin to remove paint.

    • The paint will softened and being to bubble up , just keep working the paint with lacquer thinner till its all off.

  3. Wash the plastic piece with some dishwasher soap to remove any residue Wash the plastic piece with some dishwasher soap to remove any residue
    • Wash the plastic piece with some dishwasher soap to remove any residue

  4. I sanded the part lightly with some fine sand paper (220-300 grit would be good) to remove any imperfections in the plastic
    • I sanded the part lightly with some fine sand paper (220-300 grit would be good) to remove any imperfections in the plastic

  5. This is water based paint, so clean up is relatively simple... just lay down some newspaper or towel to protect the work area.
    • This is water based paint, so clean up is relatively simple... just lay down some newspaper or towel to protect the work area.

  6. Mix the Latex paint 3 parts paint : 2 parts water inside the Preval Sprayer Lay down even coats of paint on the trim piece. When spraying, never start or stop on the trim piece... always over spray it slightly.
    • Mix the Latex paint 3 parts paint : 2 parts water inside the Preval Sprayer

    • Lay down even coats of paint on the trim piece.

    • When spraying, never start or stop on the trim piece... always over spray it slightly.

    • I laid down 2 thin coats and the part looked great.

    • Let Dry And reassemble ash tray

  7. Color Match is perfect ! Ignore bright spots around the edge of plastic... paint was not fully dried at this point. Ignore bright spots around the edge of plastic... paint was not fully dried at this point.
    • Color Match is perfect !

    • Ignore bright spots around the edge of plastic... paint was not fully dried at this point.

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