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This is a discussion on Painting The Silver Dash within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Just from looking at the caps, i bet the graphite would almost be exact. The thing is... it might be ...

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    Just from looking at the caps, i bet the graphite would almost be exact. The thing is... it might be glossy and will look shiny compared to the dull rubber/plastic dash. If you do it and end up not liking it, you can always repaint it to the right color. Once you do it, take pictures so I know what paint i should buy, i'm looking for almost a perfect match.

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    I will admit that this mod has actually crossed my mind. The former owner of my car was kind enough to make some surface scratches and rubs on the dash that I think I could get out during the paint prep. I've debated using graphite as the color of choice, but the flat black looks good. Nice job!
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    I will probably end up doing the graphite, hopefully sometime next week. ill post up a full tutorial with pictures when i do so.


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    Hi guys went past the shop got the paint and something just didnt feel right, so I decided to paint the engine cover as a test first.

    It didnt come out bad at all, I kinda like it... but on the dash I will go for the flat black rather...
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    Doesn't look bad, i don't know if its the sun or the type of paint, but it looks glittery.

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    it does and feels like sandpaper!
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    Nice

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    I did same thing with mine. i took it to the shop. glossy black. will try to take pictures and post , if you are interested....
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    Absolutly. Let's see the glossy black.

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    Browsing around on youtube I found this one... its just crazy!

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    That's BA

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    Hi guys so I managed to get mine done... what you'all think?



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    Looks 100% better. What paint and color did you end up using?

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    Sorry forgot to do the formal mail for this,
    I used Matt Black(5 coats) and Clear coat(7coats)

    Took me 15mins to get everything out, sanded them down with P800 grid sandpaper, washed and dried them... then started the (what feels like) endless process of painting them...

    Left them overnight and in the morning(Saturday) took me 30mins to put them back, I was very careful not to scratch any of it.

    Here some pics I managed to take
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