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Make sure you clean the parts VERY well before painting them. Especially that engine cover! And if you can since its cold out, sand the primer down a bit with some 2,000-2,500 grit sand paper. And blow it off with compressed air when finished. I wouldn't use any cleaners or water to clean it. Maybe a damp tack rag but thats all. By sanding the primer it'll make the base coat stick a bit better and give it a smoother look for the end result. The can will say you can sand the base coat, but I avoid that step, I've had mixed results wet sanding it that way. Lay on your clear lightly for the first couple coats, then a bit heavier on the last 2 coats. Gives it a wetter look, just make sure to keep it moving to prevent runs. I did this on my side mirrors and it came out great. It's very hard to over spray using the automotive touchup cans. The spray nozzle's they use are AMAZING! The paint always comes out in thin even coats. I always save the nozzles and use them on my other painting projects. They're great to use with plasti dip cans
Hmm, ill have to try that with the plastidip cans, those nozzles suck, so spotty
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:21 PM
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Hmm, ill have to try that with the plastidip cans, those nozzles suck, so spotty
Yeapp, the plasti dip nozzles suck the big one! I have tried other nozzles with the plasti dip cans but haven't had much luck. I know dipyourcar.com has a new one now for just a few bucks. They seem to spray with a wider pattern, making it easier to cover larger surfaces. You would have trouble though with smaller area's if the paint comes out too quickly. I would rather have more control and less paint come out, which the automotive touchup nozzles provide. Just make sure you clean them out after each project keeping them like new.
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Make sure you clean the parts VERY well before painting them. Especially that engine cover! And if you can since its cold out, sand the primer down a bit with some 2,000-2,500 grit sand paper. And blow it off with compressed air when finished. I wouldn't use any cleaners or water to clean it. Maybe a damp tack rag but thats all. By sanding the primer it'll make the base coat stick a bit better and give it a smoother look for the end result. The can will say you can sand the base coat, but I avoid that step, I've had mixed results wet sanding it that way. Lay on your clear lightly for the first couple coats, then a bit heavier on the last 2 coats. Gives it a wetter look, just make sure to keep it moving to prevent runs. I did this on my side mirrors and it came out great. It's very hard to over spray using the automotive touchup cans. The spray nozzle's they use are AMAZING! The paint always comes out in thin even coats. I always save the nozzles and use them on my other painting projects. They're great to use with plasti dip cans

Thanks, ya'll definitely have me looking forward to this now. Had a Tacoma that I did a lot of work on, but she got stuck in a river and was totaled....Ironically, a WK HEMI is what pulled her out and up a 20ft bank. So my loyalties have changed. Ill do a nice little write up about the weekend project if all the paint comes in time.
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^^^ Now that's the type of story we like to hear! Welcome to the other side, you'll like it here
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Yeapp, the plasti dip nozzles suck the big one! I have tried other nozzles with the plasti dip cans but haven't had much luck. I know dipyourcar.com has a new one now for just a few bucks. They seem to spray with a wider pattern, making it easier to cover larger surfaces. You would have trouble though with smaller area's if the paint comes out too quickly. I would rather have more control and less paint come out, which the automotive touchup nozzles provide. Just make sure you clean them out after each project keeping them like new.
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Great idea Beanie-Boy! Thanks so much for posting this! I had been having trouble with the internal plastic holding the logic board in place on one of my old keys for a long time now. I guess the older lady I bought it from dropped it one too many times lol I ordered the new key from a different seller that's also american. I'll put the link below. It matches my 05 stock key a bit better than the one you had showed. But no modification was needed. Quality of the product seems decent. Not as solid as the stock key, but should work even with everyday use.

The one thing I would note is that I went to a good locksmith to have the key cut, the top edge of the new key was polished and rounded off wider than most blank keys I've seen. The stock key has a leveled off sharp pointed edge. My locksmith said he could make it work with some modification and grinding down of the tip. Luckily the shaft on the new key was a bit longer than the stock key to allow for this. But he also said without it being ground off or cut flat, it could make the key jam up or become ground down quicker after a few months use. Just thought I'd throw that out there incase anyone else was wanting to do this mod. It may be something a Lowes or Home Depot employee might miss if they weren't trained on it, which could cause your new key to go bad after a few months to a year. This is also why sometimes you have to wiggle your key back and forth in the socket to turn it. It's a sign that you need a new key cut. Plus it only cost me $3.50 at the locksmith. Not much difference in price to make sure it's done right.

Here's the link: Chrysler Dodge Flip Remote Keyless Entry Fob Key Shell 4 Buttons 4KSF | eBay
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I just got the same flip key, I am having problem getting transmitter to fit right the panic button sticks down. To the guys who got there key done at home depot and lowes did you have a problem with key working. Where do you find a locksmith does auto keys? I used mobile locksmith for a lock out they charged me a trip fee and cost for the lock out.

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I just got the same flip key, I am having problem getting transmitter to fit right the panic button sticks down. To the guys who got there key done at home depot and lowes did you have a problem with key working. Where do you find a locksmith does auto keys? I used mobile locksmith for a lock out they charged me a trip fee and cost for the lock out.

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Hey Chris, most locksmiths I know now do auto keys. At least the one's here in MO. I went to their shop rather than them driving to me. So there's no added cost. I'd call around to a few locksmith places to find out if they do them or not. You can have it done at home depot/lowes/ace hardware, but they wouldn't be as trained to do them. I've had some keys cut pretty badly before. Just wouldn't want you losing money because they didn't do it right the first time. It cost me all of 3 bucks to have done by my local shop (lock doctor). And would you mind taking a pic of the problem your having with the panic button? Sounds like the panic button isn't touching the key's circuit board correctly.
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Will take picture torrow I took tranmitter out to stop the panic button from going off.Thanks getting back, I think I will find a locksmith around me I was also thinking home depot would mess up key and I am out 20 buck.
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Re: Poor man's WK mod thread

Yeah, no problemo man. Sounds like maybe the circuit board isn't all the way down in the housing right. So when you close the key up, the button is getting pushed automatically. I've bought several keys from the link I gave you. I haven't had any problems with the parts not working right or lining up correctly. You might email the seller and see what he says. That shouldn't happen thats for sure.
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Hey I got the key cut but I had to take it out for them to cut now the key does not flip open like it did, is there a trick to get to work.I got the keypad to work with transmitter so that problem fixed.

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Re: Poor man's WK mod thread

Open it back up and check the spring and turn dial where the key connects to. When you took it out, maybe it didn't go back together correctly. Mines always had a tad wiggle to it (side to side) but I've never had a problem with it closing at all.

Edit: I decided to open my key up and figure out why yours might not be opening up. After some fiddling, I finally figured it out. Here's a step by step guide on how to fix the problem:

1. Remove the back screw and top plate from the key and spring area. Set them off to the side for later
2. The button will have 3 notches on it, one will be lower than the other two.
3. Line up the two notches with the holes on the key, and push the button up through the main hole on the key from the bottom.
4. The spring will have a small piece sticking out on the bottom side, that lines up with the circle that has 3 notches on the bottom of the shell.
5. You can use any of them, but I matched mine with the open position on the key.
6. Rotate the spring and key assembly anti clock wise 2 full revolutions.
6. Push the assembly down into place on the bottom shell, do not let go of it!
7. Holding the key's upper left corner, place the top shell over the top and push down securing the two halves together.
8. Reinstall the back screw while holding the top piece on.

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Doing those steps gives the spring tension, allowing it to pop open and close.
Hope that makes sense!
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It will close but when you hit the buttun to pop the key you have to pull the key up yourself, before opening it the popped up by itself.
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