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This is the back of my passenger side chair. I am currently in the process of repainting my ENTIRE interior, and I am stumped on this one. As all of you know, on the back of our elantra chairs, are nets to put things in. I don't think I want to get spraypaint on this peice. You also know, that around the edges of the net, is that U shaped plastic peice that holds the net in place. Common sence reads "take the plastic U out, which unlodges the netting so you can paint the U and rest of the seat". Well it just so happens that I can't do that. See next picture.

The U has many many Nozzle shaped plugs that keep it "snapped" into the rest of the chair. I don't know if you can tell with that picture or not, but those things are definatly 100% one way. That U peice is NOT coming out. and even if I did BREAK it out, it wouldn't go back in without some superglue. And nobody wants that.
what I'm looking for is recommendations. How can I spraypaint the plastic and not the netting? If I -DO- have to spray the netting, won't I have to hold the netting up to get where it lays on the plastic? This is really aggrivating me...
I'm using Krylon Fusion Black to get the job done, so everyone knows.
 

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Well, you're using the right kind of paint...and that's about all I can contribute. Johanne (xtrawld) is the only one I know of that painted that peice, and she wound up just painting the netting and all. Last time I saw the pics it looked good, but don't know how well it's holding up. You may want to PM her.
 

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It is hard to tell from the photos

are the plugs a cap on a post type of thing or is it one piece? It looks like maybe some sort of rivot, but again, it is really hard to tell from the pic. If it is a "cap on a post" set up, then the cap will come off. You just need to figure out how to make that happen. If you can get it off without cutting or breaking the post, then you can use a spring clip like is used on the shifter post (the one everybody has some trouble with) U can buy these at any hardware store.

As far as paining the netting, It's probably not going to be a big deal if you are using enamel paint. I don't know what that krylon paint is. Probably enamel. It won't be nice to touch and won't be of much use as it will be hard and if you stretch it, it will likely not go back into shape like it would unpainted.
 

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They do look like a similar spring clip to the one on the shifter bolt. Might be worth seeing if you can get similar ones first, then cutting them off.
 

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If those clips are attached to the U, then you may have to just get a new U once you break it off. Probably won't be too expensive if that's the case. But then again, those stupid clips that hold the padding under the hood cost over $1 each. That's pretty ridiculous.
 

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you could just dremel/tear the netting out, and grind down those pins in the back, take out the "U" piece and the net, get some bondo and make it all smooth, then paint.
 

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Keyan, PM reply sent.

I found it way too much of a PITA to remove those little thingys holding the netting in place and worried if it was removed if the netting would ever go back in it's original form. I just painted the netting and the back together. I used Krylon and has held up fine, the netting is still flexible, although I never put anything in there anyway!
 
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