INTERIOR PLASTIC TRIM - PAINT-TO-MATCH AND REPAIR - INTERIOR SPRAY PAINT AND ADHESION PROMOTER USAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Publication Date: April 20, 2005
2004-2005 Thunderbird 2004-2006 Crown Victoria, Focus, Mustang, Taurus 2005-2006 Five Hundred, Ford GT, Freestyle 2006 Fusion 2004-2005 Excursion, Explorer Sport Trac 2004-2006 Econoline, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, F-150, F-250, F-Super Duty, Freestar, Ranger 2005-2006 Escape Hybrid 2004-2006 F-650, F-750
2004-2006 LS, Town Car 2006 Zephyr 2004-2005 Aviator 2004-2006 Navigator 2006 Mark LT
2004-2005 Sable 2004-2006 Grand Marquis 2005-2006 Montego 2006 Milan 2004-2006 Monterey, Mountaineer 2005-2006 Mariner
This article supersedes TSB 04-20-7 to update the vehicle model years and to add a caution about air bag deployment doors.
Ford Motor Company has adopted a new premium interior paint formulation that has significantly improved performance properties. When used as directed, the product preserves the original grain pattern of the plastic, is UV stable color fast, and is completely flexible. It will not crack, flake, or peel. Motorcraft Interior Spray Paint, PM-19M547-XXXXH (XXXX = Color Code), can be used for both paint-to-match and repair procedures.
It is important to follow the product application directions, especially in determining which interior plastic trim parts can be painted, and when plastic adhesion promoter is required. Adhesion promoter is required prior to color coating when the interior trim plastic is a hard plastic (e.g. ATC, Pure PP, PC-ABS). DO NOT use adhesion promoter or equivalent prior to color coating soft plastic (e.g. Cast PVC, PVC-ABS).
DO NOT REPAIR OR REPAINT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT COVERS (DOORS).
Refer to the following chart to determine if the interior plastic trim part can be painted (repaired and/or painted-to-match), and if adhesion promoter is required prior to painting. Note the important exceptions listed at the bottom of the chart.
Figure 1 - Article 05-9-3
If adhesion promoter is required, proceed to "USING ADHESION PROMOTER".
If adhesion promoter is not required, proceed to "USING INTERIOR SPRAY PAINT".
PROPER SURFACE PREPARATION MUST BE PERFORMED BEFORE ANY ADHESION PROMOTER OR PAINT PRODUCT IS APPLIED. THOROUGHLY CLEAN SURFACE TO BE COATED. REMOVE ANY GREASE, DIRT, POLISH, MOISTURE, ETC. WITH A WAX AND GREASE REMOVER, BY WIPING IN ONE DIRECTION. TO ENSURE PROPER ADHESION, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT ALL SILICONE, CONDITIONERS, AND EXISTING PAINT (OTHER THAN THIS SAME PRODUCT) BE REMOVED PRIOR TO APPLICATION. MASK OFF AREAS TO BE PROTECTED FROM OVERSPRAY.