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VSGTS14 Aug 10, 7:18pm - #34836 

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What color to paint AC vents?

I want my AC vents to look really *clean*
so I want to take them out and paint them...

my questions is what color do you think I should do?
I have a super red from Rust Oleum
and a flat white from Krylon

both are great paints...but idk what color I want because I think either one is going to look great...
color scheme is red black and white so I thought I should add white to go with the gauges and the white in the Carbon Fiber
but the red ac overlays look great right now because the red looks great

I am painting it red...

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gts22 Aug 10, 7:55pm - #34837 
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UFCELI Aug 10, 7:56pm - #34838 

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keep em red! btw how did you get your gauge surround to be completely carbon fiber?

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VSGTS14 Aug 10, 8:00pm - #34839 

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it came like that from the dealer...

I took out the vents..it was simple...
im also going to paint the window and door lock button thing if i can the same color as the vents...

I will still await more replies

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Grand-Touring-Dan Aug 10, 8:06pm - #34840 
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I think it would look better with the red.
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JuStiN28098 Aug 10, 8:21pm - #34841 
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paint the AC vents red, it flows better than white
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Stun Aug 10, 8:38pm - #34842 

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RED thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup Your Celi is looking sweet. Keep up the mods...

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VSGTS14 Aug 10, 8:56pm - #34843 

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Red it is..
I got them all out and took the plastic thing for the windows and locks out...
I tried getting the Mirror control plastic off...and I got the whole one side of it...then i broke a clip that holds it down off the other side and said screw it...lol I didn't want to break it anymore...

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Da Mac Aug 10, 9:00pm - #34844 
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I say leave it looks good with the color of the color following nice why change it??? thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Aug 10, 9:08pm - #34845 

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how many coats do you guys think I need?
I should apply them lightly each time correct?
the paint I am using is Professional enamel and too much = blobs and bubbles and streaks and crappppppp

so light coats correct?
says dries to touch in 15 minutes...how often should I do these coats?
1-2 hours to handle...

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UFCELI Aug 10, 9:29pm - #34846 

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do 3-4 coats every 15 minutes and then 4-7 coats of clear coat tomorrow every 15 minutes thumbsup

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UFCELI Aug 10, 9:30pm - #34847 

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how did you get the ac vents out????

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VSGTS14 Aug 10, 9:37pm - #34848 

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the paint doesn't need clear coat...
it is enamel so it has it right into it.

Stun helped me out from this thread...
it's really easy.
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...;o=&fpart=1

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Angelica Aug 10, 11:49pm - #34849 
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GO with the red if you are going to paint them! But I think you shouldn't! thumbsup
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tony Aug 11, 12:04am - #34850 

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RED PLEASE. thumbsup

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VSGTS14 Aug 11, 1:00am - #34851 

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Originally Posted by Angelica
GO with the red if you are going to paint them! But I think you shouldn't! thumbsup


lol too late...
I painted the AC vents, the Mirror control plastic and the plastic for the windows and door locks thumbsup
it's coming out great!

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GOLDCELICA Aug 11, 1:07am - #34852 

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Take your time bro. After the painting wait a couple days wetsand, colorsand, then clearcoat. It'll turn out great! Can't wait to see it.

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edge202 Aug 11, 1:12am - #34853 

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So are you going with red ?
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Stun Aug 11, 5:14am - #34854 

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Make sure you post pics... grin

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VSGTS14 Aug 11, 5:36am - #34855 

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I will post pics...they won't be done for another two days or so...i am really letting them dry because I know what this paint is like cause I painted one of my xbox controllers using this paint...

it's red. AC vents, Mirror conrol, and window controls.

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Gen7fan Aug 11, 3:40pm - #34857 
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Bats kit is the way to go, looks way better than DIY paint, trust me! Vinyl Rules!!!
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ST0RMSHADOW Aug 11, 4:37pm - #34858 

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Man I have my whole interior painted, the gauge cover, the center console, the Air Vents, and the window Mirror adj. here is a shot of what some looks like.

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ST0RMSHADOW Aug 11, 4:38pm - #34859 

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hmm I didn't realize that pic had open vents, if you want more pics man let me know and I'll show you want I got. Also I just had my Gauge pod pillar professionally painted as well as my eye lids.

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Gen7fan Aug 11, 4:58pm - #34860 
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My interior looks a lot like yours, just replace blue for black. Oh and I did it all in Vinyl!
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IcEd blUe Aug 11, 5:18pm - #34861 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
I will post pics...they won't be done for another two days or so...i am really letting them dry because I know what this paint is like cause I painted one of my xbox controllers using this paint...

it's red. AC vents, mirror conrol, and window controls.


you painted an Xbox controller? confused rofl
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CelicaPrincess Aug 11, 9:47pm - #34862 
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go with red
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VSGTS14 Aug 12, 1:34am - #34863 

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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
I will post pics...they won't be done for another two days or so...i am really letting them dry because I know what this paint is like cause I painted one of my xbox controllers using this paint...

it's red. AC vents, mirror conrol, and window controls.


you painted an Xbox controller? confused rofl


I have 4 and custom painted each one...
my controller S is red, gray, black, white camo
the others are just colors of whatever and partially or fully painted within the curves on it.

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