This is a discussion on Painting The Silver Dash within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; THAT IS A NICE FINISH!!! . GREAT EFFORT COMES WITH GREAT RESULTS......
THAT IS A NICE FINISH!!! .
GREAT EFFORT COMES WITH GREAT RESULTS...
Dude no offence but, from what I gather in the questions you just asked I think you need to be made aware of some facts....
1. Everything clips and screws out (do not do this in the car)
2. Sand down with 800grid sandpaper (not all the way to the plastic just so the new paint have something rough to bond to)
3. First couple of coats finish of your choice (we used matt flat black) Then a couple of Clear coats...
4. Be very very careful not to break any clips or scratch anything upon reinstall.
I followed this link and it helped allot!
How To: Flat Black Interior (work in progress) - IWSTI.com: Subaru WRX STI Forums
Its not a pita as it seems my advice is to just be careful.
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Thanks for the info and link again though.
The color didn't mean anything, i just uses photoshop to do that anyways. Surpossed to be wr blue. But i guess it came out to be that color. I still dig the black finish, in stead of the flat black.
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2007 WRB WRX TR, Stage 2.5, SPT Intake, Full Invidia 3" Exhaust w/ N1, ISC Coilovers, 17x8 RPF1 w/ Hankook VENTUS V4, DIY Engine Grounding.
The cool thing is that the stuff is really resistant to fade and scratches and stuff...
Yea, you can see the little dent mark there where someone tried stealing my stereo when they broke into my car
Looks sweet... not as much of a mission as it seems huh!
I know about the plastidip spray... its impossible to find in my country!
Send me a can!
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I did the center piece(s) on my bugeye today with Flat Black Krylon and glossy clear coat. The pieces looked pretty good by themselves. However, i got impatient and ended up putting them back in the dash before they were dry all the way and ended up screwing up the air vent piece at the top with fingerprints and such because i'm an idiot.
And they didn't even look that great when i got 'em back in. I kinda want to do a different color now. Maybe a blue to match the seats?
Anybody have any suggestions?
Moral of the story: Let the paint dry before you get your fingers all over it.
Maybe take it all out and sand it down again, get it real clean... and get some Dupicolor blue spray that's meant for the dash material interior? Blue would look pretty cool I think, i'd like to see the final product
Yeah, from what everyone has been saying, i think plasti-dip is the way to go. I was actually standing in front of the paint aisle for like 10 minutes with a can of krylon in one hand and can of plasti-dip in the other, trying to make up my mind. And then the oh so handy ace guy suggested krylon with a clear coat. WRONG.
Def. gonna be doing some sanding this weekend.
....do they make plasti dip in anything else than red and black?
Nice, but I think painting the hazard button was a no no.
But I also vote for plasti-dip, dont sand, dont clear coat
just alcohol or soap and water and plasti-dip