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  • From: Boston, MA
rear window demister
Posted by nkhandekar on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 2:08 PM
Can anyone share with me a technique for painting orange demister strips on a rear winow of a later model passenger car.

The kit I am working on (1990 Toyota Celsior) has raised lines as the demister detail.

Thank you.
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  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 2:28 PM
Are you sure you want orange? The only ones I recall are black.

Are the lines on the interior of the window (I sure hope so)? I'd mask 'em off and use a fine pointed Sharpie.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 9:47 PM
I have seen afew cars with gold and copper colored from factory rarer but some do have it

Walt
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 6:41 AM
Have you tried a fine hair, cats hair is OK. Cut to size, affix with Future or its equivalent and when set dip or preferably spray whole window with Future.
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Posted by Canada Jeff on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 9:56 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by taffywright64

Have you tried a fine hair, cats hair is OK. Cut to size, affix with Future or its equivalent and when set dip or preferably spray whole window with Future.


That is pure genius! Stuff like this is why I keep coming back here every day. I would have never thought of that, despite the constant blizzard of orange cat fur at my house!

By the way - I wasn't sure what a "demister" was when I read the subject line (wasn't even sure how to pronouce it!). Up here, we call them window DEFROSTERS! Big Smile
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 11:38 AM
use liquid mask product Micro Mask or simular you thin it and paint it on low areas where you don't want paint layer it up 2 -3 coats then paint the raised ribs then use a good masking tape or cellophane tape pressed firmly over mask to peel away the masking leaving the paint in place only on ribs..

Walt
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Posted by nkhandekar on Thursday, June 30, 2005 10:20 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll let you know what works. BTD the demister (defrosters) is definitely orange. Take a look at late model japanese cars. I don't know about cat fur, my cats are short haired, but my wife has red hair...

What I do know is that no matter what it is going to be a lot of work
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:11 AM
Another idea to think of might be to find some dry transfer striping (try an art supply store or drafting supply outfit--see if there is some really fine striping--or perhaps in model RR supplies?), use that, after sanding away the engraved "raised line" defroster detail, and polishing the inside of the glass?

This could work, but I'd suggest giving it some serious thought before trying it, mentally working out the problem before trying it.

Biscuitbuilder
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:22 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by nkhandekar

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll let you know what works. BTD the demister (defrosters) is definitely orange. Take a look at late model japanese cars. I don't know about cat fur, my cats are short haired, but my wife has red hair...

What I do know is that no matter what it is going to be a lot of work

asking your wife to cut her hair for a model your are a brave manBowLaugh
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  • From: Watertown ny
Posted by gratch73a on Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:43 PM
LOL....you guys crack me up...LOL.....

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