If you plan on going full show with your truck, chances are you'll want to bring the color of the exterior into the cab. In a lot of older trucks, this is no sweat because most of the interior panels and dashes are made of smooth sheetmetal that doesn't require much work to paint. On the other hand, newer trucks have a lot of textured plastics that aren't so easy to work with.

The main problems associated with painting interior plastics are the rough surfaces and the prep work required to adhere materials to them. If you're planning on taking the trouble to pull out these pieces, then it's in your best interest to take your time and do it right. Smoothing them will bring out the optimum shine, and a thorough cleaning during the process will extend the longevity of the paint. To help you get a better understanding of the procedure, we had the pros at Kustom Werx Autobody show us how they get the job done.

What's in the toolbox?
Sandpaper is used throughout the stages, and here we have 180-, 400-, 1,500-, and 2,500-grit along with a Dura-Block sanding tool. Also needed is a degreaser, an adhesion promoter like Bulldog, high-build primer, and a primer sealer to go on before the paint.