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Old 07-18-2001, 11:53   #1 (permalink)
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Painting Dash Surround

I am planning on painting my dash surround dark green, the same colour as the vehicle body.

Anyone know if a special type of paint is required to paint the plastic or should it be ok just getting the normal paint used on the exterior?

Anything else I might need to know?
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Old 07-18-2001, 17:22   #2 (permalink)
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make sure they prepare the plastic for painting..

A couple good wipes with metho/turps will get rid of any oil,grease and any crap!
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Spinksy, have you looked at the Interior Dash Trim Kits. You can get Woodgrain, Brushed Alloy or Carbon Fibre. Probably Cheaper and easier than painting.

Email me and i'll give you some info on them.
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Old 07-23-2001, 19:13   #5 (permalink)
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dash trim kits

I wouldn't mind some info on dash trim kits. If possible I want the woodgrain look for my dash. Its an LTD but the dash is no different from an EA Falcon. I've done some spraying to make it look better but I want more of a luxurious look such as the car deserves. So any info on these kits would be great.
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Old 08-21-2001, 04:38   #6 (permalink)
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Its done!

Hey everyone,

I put up this post a month or so ago and finally got around to painting my dash.

I originally was going to paint it dark green but eventually went with black to contrast against the grey. If anyone else is considering doing any painting here is how it came out.

I used a can of Gloss black VHT vinyl paint which was a piece of piss to spray. I just prepared it with wax and grease remover and i think it came out pretty well. Not bad for $20 when you consider how much buying the dash trim kits would cost.

What do u think?
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Well I think it looks great
Good job.

Have any trouble?
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from my experiences with painting plastic, I always use a pressure pack of plastic primer first, then spray on the color. The primer goes on clear and looks "wet", then seems to dissapear. It helps the paint "flex" and is the g.o for bumpers etc!


Dash looks good though, does it wear OK, eg from touching it??
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Old 08-22-2001, 01:42   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah it seems very durable. I tested it first on a plastic ashtray which used to be in the dash. It dries very quickly and within ten minutes of painting i could scratch it with my fingernails and it wasn't affected.

The vinyl paint is actually a die so it doesn't really feel like there is a layer of paint on top of the plastic surface. It is also designed to flex with the plastic, so it looks like it should be very durable.
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Hey Spinksy, hows the dash going? I mean in terms of wear, looks, etc? The paint hasn't come off or anything like that?
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