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I did whole interior except doors recently with paint form VOLCO. I ordered 1 can of primer, 1 can of top coat and 2 cans of scarlet red + for backup i also ordered touch up pen in same color just in case for future dings that may ocurre. I got items in little more then one week.
I stiped all the red panels from the car and let them soak in warm watter for a whole night to soften the paint. However, the paint still didn't just peel of so easy. I tryed for some time doing it by hand, but later finished the job with presure washer, althoug on some spots it still didn't want to come of, so on those hidden places i left it, on the other i went again with hand.
After that, i went over all surfeces to be painted with light sandpaper (i don't remeber excacly, but I think it was somwhere around 800), rinse it with watter, let it dry for some time and then wipe it clean with alcohol. I hang all the pieces from the sealing and turned on the heater, so the room and pieces were warm.
I started with primer, i did one light coat on all surfaces and let it dry for 10 minutes. Then I appled first very light coat of red and waited for another 10 minutes. There is a lot of surfaces to spray so I quickly learned that 2 cans probably won't be enough.
I did 2 coats with each can, so total of 4 coats, but didn't paint the small piece under the steering wheel and inside of glove box because they were easyest to paint in case i ran out of the pait which I later did.
I noticed two small black spots that paint didnt stick, so I used tuch up pen and noticed, that the paint didn't excacly match the can. Then I applied light top coat and reasemble the whole thing. I must say the paint is very robust, not so easy to scratch but it feels a little more plastic to touch than original, but looks great.
I later wrote to VOLCO regarding difrent color shades in pen and can and to get one more can of red color to paint the rest of the plastics and didn't give me any hard time and send me one can of read paint for free to cover color mismaches, so they have a plus in my book.
I repainted tuch ups and the rest of the plastics and now it looks perfect. Since then i didn't treat newly painted plastics with care and they don't seem to have any damage or scufs yet. I did notice tho that on those hiden areas that were some paint left on the surfice the step is visible, so I would recomend removing all the paint panel you want to paint.
In total I would recomemnd you get from VOLICO:
1x can of primer
3x cans of your color
1x can of toap coat
I did have almost half of can of primer and top cat left in the and, but there is almost no way I would be able to suficently paint all plastic bists with just two cans, I was realy waching out so I wouldn't use to much paint on any spot so that two cans would be enugh, but was not even close so if you want to compleatly cover all surfaces 3 cans is minimum.
Hope this helps for future DIY
Here is the picture with that tuch up mismach color, and after respray