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Jun 21, 10:12am - #22127 
Painting your dash or dash kit?

which is better, painting your dash or buying tha dash kits?


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Jun 21, 10:58am - #22128 
It pretty much depends on if you want a carbon fiber or aluminum look or a color. Personally, I think painting gives you more options and therefore can have a better turn out (not to mention looks cleaner to me). It's entirely up to what you want though.

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Jun 21, 11:20am - #22129 
they are both completely different things...painting requires time, patience, and accuracy. Having a dash kit is just stick it on. But painting does open up a variety of things such as colors. It just depends what you want. I have a carbon fiber dash kit which I like, but if I didn't have it, I would want my stuff painted red.


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Jun 21, 1:15pm - #22130 
Originally Posted by sappemall99
which is better, painting your dash or buying tha dash kits?


painting also looks cheap...scratches too, and you cannot go back. I'd also say it de-value's your car, I would never buy a car that had a painted dash. But I won't buy another toyota unless its a supra either so go ahead! wave


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Jun 21, 8:22pm - #22131 
im planning on painting my interior. i like the looks of dash kits but i hate vinyl and i dont want to waste 200-300 bucks then put it on and find it didnt fit exact or something. if they made complete dash replacement parts i would do that but vinyl is too risky.

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Jun 21, 8:32pm - #22132 
I used vinyl on my dash. It looks painted and its not permanent.

I love it thumbsup

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Jun 21, 9:57pm - #22133 
Karrion28 - That's a center console vinyl overlay?

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Jun 21, 10:19pm - #22134 
Yeah, I bought a long sheet of vinyl and did it my self. It took time, and it came out great thumbsup

It was my first time working with vinyl also. grin

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Jun 21, 10:23pm - #22135 
Very nice! I thought you painted it! how does it fit around the curves?

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Jun 21, 10:47pm - #22136 
I'm painting my dash as we speak. It does give you plenty of options..MY color scheme is a mix of a bright and a dark blue...looks sick so far. And I'm sure you could always take it off with a little thinner.


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Jun 22, 12:51am - #22137 
I think you'll need a lot of thinner. eek

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Jun 22, 1:11am - #22138 
true, but reversable none the less

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Jun 22, 2:19pm - #22139 
i just painted my dash last friday!
it looks tighttttt!
I LOVE IT, and it gives it such a custom look.
i'll post pics up soon. thumbsup


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Jun 22, 2:22pm - #22140 
painted your dash or center console cover?

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Jun 22, 11:51pm - #22141 
Originally Posted by Steven
Very nice! I thought you painted it! how does it fit around the curves?


It fit fine around the curves. The hardest area was the curves around the clock. I had to redo it a couple of times and this was the final result.

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Jun 23, 5:31pm - #22142 
looks good to me! But I would stick with painting than that...too tough for me.


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Jun 23, 9:33pm - #22143 
PAinting gives you an edge makes it look like you put more time, money, and effort into it. Has a better shine to it also..

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