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Ok so i am planning on painting all the light grey plastic trim on my green escape to black. has anyone ever done this before? when you take off the trim are there clips that will break and need to be replaced? help me get started!
 

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What peices you talking about exactly? The plastic cladding that runs along the side of the escape and around the bumpers?
 

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Yes, there are clips that could break so be careful and be prepared to replace some.

Yes, you can paint cladding and other plastic pieces.

If you looking for a smooth finish be prepared for alot of sanding.

MAKE SURE IT IS CLEAN AND OIL, GREASE, BUG FREE or it will peel right off.

Xcape had his cone professionally and it seems to have turned out great.
 

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krylon has a special paint for that stuff. its about 12.99/can i plan on doing mine this summer.
 

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what color? i plan on painting mine black to match the rest of the escape. they make the mirrors blank, and the roof rack black, and the handles black, and the tires black, and i tinted the windows black. but they put on grey cladding.
 

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i have a forest green escape and im painting them black... and yes ford is so dumb sometimes, they should have been black, would look soooo much better
 

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i thought about calling the wrecking yard here, but they are outrageously priced. for example 75 bucks for a wiper motor thats 109 brand new.
 

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black plastics. then just swap them out instead of painting them.
 

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I am going to be doing this and have both bumpers and all the fenders off but am unsure about how to get the cladding off the doors and the pieces right under the doors. Anyone know how to get those off?
 

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im pretty sure you just pull LoL.
 

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yea but you can pretty much guarantee you'll break half of the plastic clips in the process. ford doesnt know how to make these without breaking everytime you pull them off of something... be prepared to spend some cash on new ones
 

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So the ones on the doors you just yank off? Is it the same for the ones that run right under the door right above the step up boards?

I really don't want to spend a grip of cash on these little stupid attachments.
 

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I was wondering if anyone had done this yet. Also, are you guys planning on getting a smooth finish, or leaving it textured? I'm thinking about doing this myself, but I would want to make them smooth and shiny. :) Does anyone know how to do that?
 

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I have done this, It cost me 30$ i got a few cans of plastic paint at walmart, it took 3 hrs and i didnt have to replace any plastic anchor srew things , mine were grey now black, it can be done , do it in a non dusty place and they dry in about 30 min takes about 4hrs before it is totally dry.
 
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