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Hi Everyone,

I have a 1999 996 that has black interior with silver plastic parts. The handles to pop open the trunk, hood, and door release are silver. The silver paint has worn out and you could see the black plastic.

I was wondering how to paint these? What is the paint color code to buy. Can I paint over the accessories as is? or do I have to sand them, primer them, then paint them.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

- Slobo

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You can touch them up yourself it is only to what degree you want to do it. If there are gashes then you can use touch up paint bottles ( after cleaning thuroughly with a paint prep) but it might look better to just leave them be. The next level would be to remove the parts give them a good sanding your self including 220, 400, 800, possibly even 1200 to get them totally ready, and then talk to a local paint shop about what they would charge to shoot them for you. This is my direct advice as paint is so easy to mess up and you can just spend a little and get professional results. The only thing I will dually recommend is that you use a good cleaning spirit and clean it thuroughly. Some of the interior protectant products have a silicone based goo in them that will fisheye your paint to the point of no return. You could paint them your self with a can but I do not recommend that at all. Good luck with your choice.

P.S. That having been said, my handles and the piece they sit in are painted Artic Silver, along with a few other bits.

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You can touch them up yourself it is only to what degree you want to do it. If there are gashesthen you can use touch up paint bottles ( after cleaning thuroughly with a paint prep) but it might look better to just leave them be. The next level would be to remove the parts give them a good sanding your self including 220, 400, 800, possibly even 1200 to get them totally ready, and then talk to a local paint shop about what they would charge to shoot them for you. This is my direct advice as paint is so easy to mess up and you can just spend a little and get professional results. The only thing I will dually recommend is that you use a good cleaning spirit and clean it thuroughly. Some of the interior protectant products have a silicone based goo in them that will fisheye your paint to the point of no return. You could paint them your self with a can but I do not recommend that at all. Good luck with your choice.

I got a fresh pair from msroadrace for 200. easy replacement. http://www.msroadrace.com/

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