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Silver paint for dash trim and tail lights????
« on: July 19, 2012, 12:14:20 PM »
Does anyone know of a good (accurate to period)  paint for dash trim and tailight trim for 79-80 Pintos?  Thanks for any input.

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Re: Silver paint for dash trim and tail lights????
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 12:52:38 PM »
I don't know about your taillights, but I used a silver Sharpie on my '77 dash trim.  Came out nicely.
 
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Re: Silver paint for dash trim and tail lights????
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 01:29:38 PM »
I don't know about your taillights, but I used a silver Sharpie on my '77 dash trim.  Came out nicely.
 
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Me too on the dash, not as shiny as original so I make sure to do all (vents, controls, dash trim, etc...) so it all matches
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 02:50:52 PM »
Me too on the dash, not as shiny as original so I make sure to do all (vents, controls, dash trim, etc...) so it all matches

LOL!  I probably got the idea from you: http://www.fordpinto.com/pinto-faq/referb-the-chrome-trim-on-the-interior-bezel's/msg55500/#msg55500  8)
 
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Re: Silver paint for dash trim and tail lights????
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 03:19:51 PM »
I've had fantastic results using a Krylon Silver Leafing Pen on dash trim - should be available at most any hobby shop or online.  As for using it on tailights, my only experience with exterior use was on the grill of a Dodge D-50 pickup.  In that case, we followed it up with a clear coat.  The truck was sold about six months later but still looked good at that point. 
 
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Re: Silver paint for dash trim and tail lights????
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2012, 03:30:37 PM »
I agree with Dwayne, that's what I use.    Fred    :)
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Re: Silver paint for dash trim and tail lights????
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2012, 04:00:56 PM »
I used the sharpie method on the tail lights of my 1980 & I liked how it turned out.
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Re: Silver paint for dash trim and tail lights????
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012, 07:40:33 PM »
i just had all my trim rechromed. very pricey but to me well worth it.
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Re: Silver paint for dash trim and tail lights????
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2012, 08:31:51 PM »
Does Testors still make those silver paint pens? I've used the same one forever.
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Re: Silver paint for dash trim and tail lights????
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012, 11:46:25 AM »
Just did some checking online & Sharpie actually makes a paint pen. It looks like the marker but according to what I read it is actually an oil based paint. Available at Michael's craft stores based on the link:
 
http://www.michaels.com/Sharpie-Oil-Based-Paint-Pen/gc1650,default,pd.html
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Re: Silver paint for dash trim and tail lights????
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 01:14:25 PM »
Good find, Matt! I was just going to go with Silver Sharpie, but I think I'll be picking up one of these paint pens soon. I will report back how it turns out, with pictures...
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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2012, 10:17:01 PM »
Thanks to all,  we have a local Michaels,  I'll be heading there tomorrow. I'll see if I can post before and after pics.

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Re: Silver paint for dash trim and tail lights????
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2012, 08:12:21 AM »
I have a pic of my car, which I did the tail lights with the silver sharpie. I was and still am very pleased on how it looks.
 
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Re: Silver paint for dash trim and tail lights????
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2012, 09:35:04 PM »
Here are the pics of my tail before and after paint marker from Michael's  brand is Craft Smart                                                                             and                                             not to shabby I think         and here is the heater controls before                           and after                                              

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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2012, 09:58:51 PM »
Turned out really good! Is that a dealer installed A/C vent I see there?
 
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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2012, 12:01:14 AM »
Yep I removed the A/C system during the rebuild and the turbo swap,  sold it on ebay some time back. I'm thinking of putting my guages there and removing the vent since it's just a void now..

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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2012, 09:25:49 PM »
What a difference the little details make. Nice job  8)
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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2012, 09:43:08 PM »
Thank  You.  And Thanks to all on here that gave the ideas on what to do.