Unless you live in a cave, you’ve all seen the typical faded Little Tikes cars of various types. You have to admit, Little Tikes toys are kind of like the cockroach on Wall-E. They’re made so well, they’re going to be around forever no matter what happens to the world around us. However, if they’re left outside, the colors fade and they start to look pretty worn out, although they still have lots of life left in them.
I’ve had it finished for a bit, but wanted to see how well it held up before I tell everyone how to go do this themselves.
Also, if you haven’t already seen it, I’ve completely made over an old bouncing pony with the Krylon Plastics paint, be sure to check it out HERE.
Next, I put plastic bags over the wheels, and taped up all the small parts I didn’t want painted blue or green, and went to town. I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel, so I’m not going to give a tutorial on how to spray paint without dripping, etc, but I’m sure there’s one out there somewhere.
*NOTE* If I were ever to do this again, I would do the painting order opposite of what I did. I’d paint all the small parts FIRST, then cover them and paint the bigger parts.
I finished this car makeover about a month ago, and it has since been played with, climbed on, driven, and even left outside in the rain. I can honestly say that so far it looks as good as it did the first day. The only part of the paint that has worn off at all is where the door opens and closes. It just rubs too closely I guess. You can’t even see it when the door is closed though.