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sappemall99
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sappemall99 Jun 21, 5:12pm - #22127 

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Painting your dash or dash kit?

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

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KDawg Jun 21, 5:58pm - #22128 
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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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VSGTS14 Jun 21, 6:20pm - #22129 

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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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awdturbo Jun 21, 8:15pm - #22130 

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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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eNinja Jun 22, 3:22am - #22131 

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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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Karrion28 Jun 22, 3:32am - #22132 
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I used vinyl on my dash. It looks painted and its not permanent.

I love it thumbsup

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Steven Jun 22, 4:57am - #22133 
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Karrion28 - That's a center console vinyl overlay?
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Karrion28 Jun 22, 5:19am - #22134 
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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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Steven Jun 22, 5:23am - #22135 
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Very nice! I thought you painted it! how does it fit around the curves?
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PBCelica02 Jun 22, 5:47am - #22136 

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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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Steven Jun 22, 7:51am - #22137 
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I think you'll need a lot of thinner. eek
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PBCelica02 Jun 22, 8:11am - #22138 

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true, but reversable none the less
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element_celica Jun 22, 9:19pm - #22139 

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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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Steven Jun 22, 9:22pm - #22140 
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painted your dash or center console cover?
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Karrion28 Jun 23, 6:51am - #22141 
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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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VSGTS14 Jun 24, 12:31am - #22142 

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looks good to me! But I would stick with painting than that...too tough for me.

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Da Mac Jun 24, 4:33am - #22143 
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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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