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Dec 8, 12:04pm - #346646 
painted console

i know this is probably asked a lot, but i couldnt find another post about it

i wanted to paint my center console black, but i wanted to still see the AC controls...i am changing the lights to blue, so i wanted to still be able to see them

i know i could leave the whole section unpainted, or mask it off, but i was wondering if anyone had successfully painted the whole thing, but still found a way to see the pictures and the lights.

i read in the how-to that you could put many layers of clear coat on before the paint...that way you could see all the pictures, but that was for a red dash. will that method still work for black paint?

thanks for the help


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Dec 8, 1:51pm - #346647 

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Dec 8, 3:34pm - #346648 
i already looked there...hence the method of clear coat layers already being mentioned


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Dec 8, 7:46pm - #346649 
I painted mine black too. Before that I had painted it in Purple, twice( it matched Graphics I used to have). Now I'm all black and I painted over the AC controls. At one time a couple years ago there was someone on this site who sold decal replicas of the control settings, but I can't remember who it was. I would be interested in buying some if we could ever find out. sorry i couldn't be more help...

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Dec 8, 7:56pm - #346650 
grcelica, did you just sand down the console to paint it a different color or did you strip the paint?

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Dec 8, 8:54pm - #346651 
I sanded the crap out of it. 200 grit, then 400, then 1000. This time I used Krylon fusion...no primer, and no clear coat like the last two times, and it came out pretty good. This spring I am going to sand 2000 grit and clear coat for the big shine! (unless I get Carbon Fiber kit) Heres a pic, not a good one tho...

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Dec 8, 11:03pm - #346652 
so what about the ac controls im gona paint mine black to soon , also what kind of paint did you use and where is best place to buy it thnx

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Dec 9, 11:50pm - #346653 
I used Krylon Fusion...buy it anywhere, Wal-mart is where I got it. Gives good results.

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Dec 9, 11:59pm - #346654 
Originally Posted by grcelica
At one time a couple years ago there was someone on this site who sold decal replicas of the control settings, but I can't remember who it was.


i remember someone at the 'other' celica site who did this...but so far they are not available anymore.

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Dec 10, 4:02am - #346655 
HE actually is available, i just ordered from him a couple of weeks ago!

I cant post the link, wont let me, but if anyone wants it, pm me!! I have the link right to the group buy on the "other" site that he has!!


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