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Painting your dash or dash kit? #22127 Jun 21, 9:12am Jun 21, 9:12am
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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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Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: sappemall99] #22128 Jun 21, 9:58am Jun 21, 9:58am
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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.

Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: sappemall99] #22129 Jun 21, 10:20am Jun 21, 10:20am
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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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Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: sappemall99] #22130 Jun 21, 12:15pm Jun 21, 12:15pm
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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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Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: sappemall99] #22131 Jun 21, 7:22pm Jun 21, 7:22pm
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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.

Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: sappemall99] #22132 Jun 21, 7:32pm Jun 21, 7:32pm
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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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Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: sappemall99] #22133 Jun 21, 8:57pm Jun 21, 8:57pm
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Karrion28 - That's a center console vinyl overlay?

Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: sappemall99] #22134 Jun 21, 9:19pm Jun 21, 9:19pm
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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

Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: Karrion28] #22135 Jun 21, 9:23pm Jun 21, 9:23pm
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Very nice! I thought you painted it! how does it fit around the curves?

Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: sappemall99] #22136 Jun 21, 9:47pm Jun 21, 9:47pm
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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.


Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: PBCelica02] #22137 Jun 21, 11:51pm Jun 21, 11:51pm
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I think you'll need a lot of thinner. eek

Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: sappemall99] #22138 Jun 22, 12:11am Jun 22, 12:11am
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true, but reversable none the less

Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: PBCelica02] #22139 Jun 22, 1:19pm Jun 22, 1:19pm
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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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Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: element_celica] #22140 Jun 22, 1:22pm Jun 22, 1:22pm
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painted your dash or center console cover?

Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: Steven] #22141 Jun 22, 10:51pm Jun 22, 10:51pm
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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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Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: sappemall99] #22142 Jun 23, 4:31pm Jun 23, 4:31pm
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looks good to me! But I would stick with painting than that...too tough for me.


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Re: Painting your dash or dash kit? [Re: sappemall99] #22143 Jun 23, 8:33pm Jun 23, 8:33pm
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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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