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Vinyl paint? (exterior)

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I just learned about vinyl paint and am considering using that on the front skirt (not sure what you call that) on my Ford F250 truck. It's a dark gray color and isn't looking so good these days. If you prep it well does it actually look pretty good? I don't want it to look painted. There's a place here that blends auto paint and they said they can do vinyl paint as well. Is that the best way to go? How do you get the closest possible match to the original color?

Thanks so much...
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If you want to do it with a spray can - I guess Krylon is as good as any. If you want to do it like a shop would do it, you'll need to start with rough up the piece with a grey Scotchbrite pad and then thoroughly degreasing it with isopropyl alcohol. Next, you'll need an adhesion promoter. I use the one from Duplicolor - only because every can of 3M I've ever bought came stopped up from the shop. Then you can use primer and your basecoat / topcoat. Flex additive is recommended in the color and clear for parts that potentially are going to move a lot, but I don't think this piece will unless you're driving a low rider and bumping parking curbs a lot.
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