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cwsample
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cwsample Dec 9, 4:54am - #347034 

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whose car is this?

i want to know whose car this is...

that painted console is exactly what i want

how did you paint around the AC controls????

PLEASE HELP!!
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cwsample
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cwsample Dec 9, 4:56am - #347035 

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maybe if you can get a close-up of the dash/AC area, then i can figure it out

it might be carbon fiber, but i cant see that from this far...but if it was, i dont know why there would be gray areas around the controls

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BigTony Dec 9, 5:38am - #347036 

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looks like carbon fiber

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cycocelica Dec 9, 5:40am - #347037 

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umm look in the installs section...it has how to paint a center console...
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cwsample
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cwsample Dec 9, 7:45am - #347038 

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i know how to paint a center console...i am just looking at methods for the AC control unit area

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fonz182 Dec 9, 8:18am - #347039 

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thats just a stick on Carbon Fiber dash kit
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fonz182
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fonz182 Dec 9, 8:22am - #347040 

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i say if you want to paint around the AC controls get some kinds of sticker like contact paper or something and use a compass to draw 2 concentric circles then cut it out so its like a ring. stick it over the controls and paint. then remove the sticker when the paint is dry. that what i would do.
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mukalicious
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mukalicious Dec 9, 8:25am - #347041 

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its probably just a non oem sticker set. like b0x sells on ncDOTorg.
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ghostingcelica Dec 9, 8:35am - #347042 
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cant you use ceram wrap or however you spell that
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goose42 Dec 9, 6:36pm - #347043 

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I just drew the outlines of what I wanted to blank out on my computer and printed them on clear sticker paper. I cut them out and put them on the panel to mask off the AC stuff and removed them after the color coat. Then I clear coated everything. See my profile.
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fonz182
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fonz182 Dec 10, 5:04am - #347044 

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i dont think saran wrap would stick
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FastCelicaGT22 Dec 10, 8:16am - #347045 

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just make a stencil and mask that area off. What i would do is mask off the lettering and paint over the whole area so that you dont have a color change. will take a lot of work to do that though a lot of time and a steady hand.

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CelicaRacer05 Dec 10, 6:04pm - #347046 

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well around the ac controls you can use wide masking tape, cut to the size of a circle on the tape, then lay the tape over the controls so you cant paint it...
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cwsample
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cwsample Dec 10, 6:39pm - #347047 

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goose, you woundlt happen to still have your diagram, would you? that looks awesome

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sickcelica696 Dec 10, 8:01pm - #347048 
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just paint over it!!! looks so smoother and clean
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cwsample
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cwsample Dec 11, 5:27am - #347049 

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but i still want to see the lights...i changed the color, and i dont want to cover all that up after i did it

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celicatalbot Dec 11, 4:44pm - #347050 
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dude, just mask over the sections. Thats what I did, my came out perfect!

My car might be slow, but at least it looks nice!
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