Over the past week the black plastic parts on my car have really been bugging me, especially because they are grey instead of black. I have heard a lot of people use bed liner to coat the lift gate strip. So i figured why not try it on that and a few other parts. Turns out the product works and looks great! Here is the guide of what i did so all you know how to do it the same way!
-Can of Rustoleum bed liner (or equivalent)
-1000 Grain Sandpaper
Take whatever part you want off the car preferably and give it a good wash wish soap to remove any dirt and oil.
I chose to use the lift gate strip first and started to wash it clean. Next step if you take your 1000 grain sandpaper and start wet sanding with a reasonable amount of force to roughen it up for the paint to stick too.
Then after you gave it a nice sand wash it again and throughly dry it preferably with a microfiber cloth.
I then put the part on a piece of plywood and started to get the paint ready for application.
Now for the most important part; you need to use the can of bed liner about 12-15 inches away from the actual part. This is due to the fact that the bed liner sprays very thick. Just like with spray paint do a very light coat making sure you overlap after each spray line. Once the product is covered wait 3 minutes and apply a second coat making sure its another light coat.
The amount of coats you apply really depends on how much you want to use. I used two coats and the part turned out great and is very durable.
After about a half hour the part will be very dry to the touch and ready for reassembly if your careful.
I was so happy with the results i decided to do a few other parts that were bothering me.
Again you want to lightly sand the part and tape off everything around the part. This is due to overspray that can land on your base coat of the car.
-Front License plate bracket
Since the bracket was on the front of the car i did an extra coat to ensure durability and the parts look great.
Finished Reassembled Product
I hope you all found this useful. Remember your supposed to wait 72 hours for the part to fully cure before putting any pressure against it.