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Interior paint for use on plastics - Gaugepods

Next weekend I will be installing my quad gauge pod in my '05 F350.

I need to paint the pod Flint gray to match my interior. I've seen the paints at Dieselmanor.com, but I have a problem with their shipping. They want $11.xx to ship a 12oz can of spray paint! That's ~55% of the price of the paint!!

Are there any other options out there? I've tried my local dealer but they are about useless unless I supply them the part numbers. I've heard they carry touch up paints, but I've never seen any P/Ns.

How about SEM? I see they offer some interior paints, but am unsure which one specifically matches the Med Flint Gray color that I've got.

Any help would be great!

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Just go to Home Depot and get a plastic primer and paint. They have a lot of colors. CLOSE is good enough, it isn't a large part anyway.
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Next weekend I will be installing my quad gauge pod in my '05 F350.

I need to paint the pod Flint gray to match my interior. I've seen the paints at Dieselmanor.com, but I have a problem with their shipping. They want $11.xx to ship a 12oz can of spray paint! That's ~55% of the price of the paint!!

Are there any other options out there? I've tried my local dealer but they are about useless unless I supply them the part numbers. I've heard they carry touch up paints, but I've never seen any P/Ns.

How about SEM? I see they offer some interior paints, but am unsure which one specifically matches the Med Flint Gray color that I've got.

Any help would be great!


SEM is some very good paint. I havent done anything to my superduty but i have a gauge pod in my Gen2 Lightning and the panels are a light grey and it matched perfect and went on very easy.


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Do you remember what the color number and exact paint is?? I'd bet that the gray you've got in your lightning is the same as my 05 F350.

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yea i still have over 3/4 of the can left.

Its # 15393 Medium Gray
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Thanks for the paint # - Just ordered a can! I'll post some pics when I get it.

Thanks again!

I wound up ordering from Vinyl Pro in Marietta, GA. Their prices were decent and their customer service was great! Hopefully it will be here tomorrow!

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WOW - The paint just arrived. I wound up ordering:

SEM Color Coat #15393 - Medium Gray

It is virtually an identical match to the Ford factory "Flint Gray" in my 2005 F350.

One question; How did you prep the plastic before painting it? I did a quick test shot (more for color) on the backside of the panel and did notice some "fish-eye", even with extremely light coats.

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dupli color prep spray/grease and wax remover is what i have/used

im sure any auto parts store has something very similar
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dupli color prep spray/grease and wax remover is what i have/used

im sure any auto parts store has something very similar
Cool - Thanks again for the info and the part number. I sprayed the inside of the gauge pod to see how it looked - The color is a PERFECT match for my '05's gray. PLUS - I was extremely surprised at how scratch resistent it is! Even after only 15-20 minutes of cure time, it's actually very difficult to scratch the stuff! So far, I'm VERY happy with it - I can't wait to paint it later.

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Edge Insight CTS2
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08+ Step Tailgate
08+ All Power Mirrors (Factory Functions, too)
2011 Rear Bumper
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