How to Paint your Power Wheels

Scott Moore

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A friend gave us a Barbie Power Wheels Jeep that their daughter had grown out of, so I decided to paint it for our son. All you will need are a few tools to take the vehicle apart, and plenty of Krylon Fusion Spray Paint.

Purple and Punk Barbie Power Wheels. Honestly Grant does't really care but I thought it would be fun to make it look new again.

These things come apart fairly easy with a drill, just try to remember where all of the screws came from. I did not take inventory.

Dirt. Make sure to wash it with dish soap and let it dry thoroughly prior to painting it.

You want to do several light coats of paint.

Very very light coats.

I applied about 6 or 7 coats of spray paint.
Taped up under carriage, it's fairly hard to get all the nooks.

Better to get paint on the grass than on the driveway.

I was very careful painting the body, I didn't want any of the red on the under carriage, and I didn't bother painting inside where the motors are.
More light coats.

Finally a good base of red.

Putting it all back together, as I said I didn't know which screws went where so I just put them where I saw fit.

I fond a pack of stickers for a different Power Wheels online. They don't necessarily match, and I only used a handful of them, but I thought it gave it a store bought look.

I added 2 coats of clear Krylon Fusion to help protect it. I don't have any reservations that this thing won't get scratched up, but it was a fun little project.

Front view.

Happy Boy. This is the best it will look, I'm sure those wheels (especially where rubber meets the road) will turn back to purple, but that's fine. Enjoy.

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