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.
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.
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!
Scott 1995 Eagle Talon TSI AWD (blue) 1995 Eagle Talon TSI AWD (red) 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S (red)
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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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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