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Gerowen
01-04-2015, 06:57 PM
So my wife decided that she wanted the CB radio in her car painted to match the interior of her car, so I obliged her. I used Krylon paint+primer, let it dry for a few minutes, and then put it in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. I gave it one good coat, baked that coat, then gave it a 2nd layer and baked that coat on, and I'm gonna leave it sitting inside on my desk until she needs to use the car again to give the paint a chance to get good and hard before I put it back in the car. I also painted the mounting knobs and the screws for the cover and speaker white to accent the purple, and to match what she's doing to the interior of the car. While I had it apart I also cleaned some corrosion off the solder side of the board which seems to have resolved an issue I was having using the radio on single side band, and I cleaned and polished up the chrome on the faceplate. I had considered stenciling some white designs onto it like pawprints or something, but once I got the purple done she liked it the way it was so I'm leaving it alone. Contrary to how it might look in the last picture, I did not paint the speaker, I removed it and painted the cover by itself, but the photo came out kind of fuzzy.

Here it is before I started.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6017319/Ash%20CB%20Radio%20Paint/P1030015.JPG

Here's the finished product:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6017319/Ash%20CB%20Radio%20Paint/P1040033.JPG

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6017319/Ash%20CB%20Radio%20Paint/P1040031.JPG

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6017319/Ash%20CB%20Radio%20Paint/P1030023.JPG

JesseJamesDallas
01-04-2015, 07:53 PM
Look's good (even purple) not my color, but look's good...Not real sure tho I would stick a freshly painted "anything" in a oven and bake it for 30 minutes in the house... paint fumes tend to go BOOM when cooped-up and heated.

Gerowen
01-04-2015, 09:27 PM
Look's good (even purple) not my color, but look's good...Not real sure tho I would stick a freshly painted "anything" in a oven and bake it for 30 minutes in the house... paint fumes tend to go BOOM when cooped-up and heated.

I never even thought about that, but luckily nothing exploded. Then again I only baked it at 150 degrees so it wasn't insanely hot.

Penetrator8149
02-23-2015, 09:52 AM
yeah i refinish and redone old cars from ground up off frame or on and i always back the paint on between layers of paint at 175 degrees yeah i grant it is in a bigger space than an oven but you did say you let it dry for 30 minutes before you stuck it in there so it was all good but you could have cleared it about three times to protect the paint as well as shine but it is a good looking job for the wife i hope she is happy and that is all that really matters

JesseJamesDallas
02-23-2015, 06:51 PM
yeah i refinish and redone old cars from ground up off frame or on and i always back the paint on between layers of paint at 175 degrees yeah i grant it is in a bigger space than an oven but you did say you let it dry for 30 minutes before you stuck it in there so it was all good but you could have cleared it about three times to protect the paint as well as shine but it is a good looking job for the wife i hope she is happy and that is all that really matters
No, he said he let it dry for a "few minutes" and cooked it for 30....big difference.

craig_sez
02-24-2015, 03:46 PM
How did the oven smell after you baked the paint on the radio covers....

I have been looking for the black chrome covers for the 2002 29 ltd classic i bought yrs ago....I just might have to paint mine..

Gas can
07-08-2016, 10:24 PM
Hello Gerowen. A man that keeps his wife's interest, keeps his wife interested in her man. Painting the radio cover is a great idea! I'm going to paint the one in the beach buggy (my wife's baby). I always say "a family that plays together stays together". Thanks for the tip! Gas can said it