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Center console painted #38835 Aug 23, 8:04pm Aug 23, 8:04pm
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Center console painted
I painted my center console and a couple of other parts on the doors and the dome light cover. They came out pretty awesome, much better than I was anticipating thumbsup

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I'm still finishing up on the covering around the gauges and tomorrow I think I'll also do the air vents. I'm also considering getting a double din silver color head unit to replace the black stock one. What do you guys think?

Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38836 Aug 23, 8:19pm Aug 23, 8:19pm

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Looking good so far! thumbsup

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Looks good! thumbsup

Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38838 Aug 23, 9:01pm Aug 23, 9:01pm
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lookin good! thumbsup


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Re: Center console painted [Re: Maxx] #38839 Aug 23, 9:08pm Aug 23, 9:08pm
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Originally Posted by Maxx
lookin good! thumbsup


wurd. Post pics when its all done. thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38840 Aug 23, 9:36pm Aug 23, 9:36pm
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Very nice thumbsup

Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38841 Aug 23, 9:36pm Aug 23, 9:36pm
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pimptastic!

Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38843 Aug 24, 8:38am Aug 24, 8:38am
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Looks mint! Has the paint chipped anywhere? or has it scratched off easy? My friend did her engine bay and without a clearcoat the paint scratches off pretty easy

Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38844 Aug 24, 12:35pm Aug 24, 12:35pm
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I help put it the console back in. Putting it back in was a breeze. No paint chipped...I would have never have guessed it would have came out this good using spray cans.

He has the hugest smile on his fast after we put it in thumbsup


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Re: Center console painted [Re: TrewCelica] #38845 Aug 24, 12:48pm Aug 24, 12:48pm
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Originally Posted by TrewCelica
Looks mint! Has the paint chipped anywhere? or has it scratched off easy? My friend did her engine bay and without a clearcoat the paint scratches off pretty easy


I put about 4 coats of clear coat on each part and there were no scratches or chips anywhere. Of course I went out of my way to avoid any possible scratches when putting them back on, but from what others have posted, the clear coat will prevent scratches/chips.

Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38846 Aug 24, 6:08pm Aug 24, 6:08pm
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Just an update...I finished up the a/c vents and the part around the gauges. It sucked taking the vents out and putting them back in. Here's a few more pics smile

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Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38847 Aug 24, 6:19pm Aug 24, 6:19pm
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wow its all redx. i think its just me idunno


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Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38848 Aug 24, 6:50pm Aug 24, 6:50pm
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Is it difficult to remove these pieces to paint? Any recommended paint/primer brands?


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Re: Center console painted [Re: jap8746] #38849 Aug 24, 8:21pm Aug 24, 8:21pm
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looks good!!!!!!!keep up the good work!!!

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Originally Posted by hupsohl
It sucked taking the vents out and putting them back in.


Was it diffucult or just just frustrating trying to get them back in?

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looks good! thumbsup is the paint translucent or do you not mind being able to see your ac controls?



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Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38852 Aug 24, 10:03pm Aug 24, 10:03pm
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damn seeing the close up of it kind of looks like a pro. did it. great job man mad props goodjob

Re: Center console painted #38853 Aug 24, 11:00pm Aug 24, 11:00pm
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Originally Posted by spyder00367
Originally Posted by hupsohl
It sucked taking the vents out and putting them back in.


Was it diffucult or just just frustrating trying to get them back in?


It wasn't difficult, it was just annoying since I was trying to pop in both sides of each piece (2 piece per vent) without accidentally scratching up the vents. The first one took me several minutes to finally get it in...by the last one, I was able to get it in in about 30 seconds since I developed a kind of trick by the time I put the third one in.

Don't know if this will make sense, but I put the top left into place, slid the top right up from the middle of the vent until it clicked into place, then pushed the bottom (smaller) vent in so it was behind the part where it clicks into. Then I wiggled the bottom left into place, and brought the bottom right into place by pulling it up from the bottom.

I don't blame you if that makes no sense whatsoever...it's kinda hard to explain tongue

Re: Center console painted [Re: jap8746] #38854 Aug 24, 11:03pm Aug 24, 11:03pm
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Originally Posted by jap8746
Is it difficult to remove these pieces to paint? Any recommended paint/primer brands?


It's easy to remove the parts...the only parts you have to be careful removing are the a/c vents since you can easily scratch them up with the screwdriver.

I didn't use any primer, just cleaned the parts, did 3-4 coats of paint and 3-4 coats of clear coat. The paint was just some spray paint from Pep Boys.

Re: Center console painted [Re: Evan] #38855 Aug 24, 11:09pm Aug 24, 11:09pm
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Originally Posted by EvanJ
looks good! thumbsup is the paint translucent or do you not mind being able to see your ac controls?


The paint isn't translucent, so I can't see the controls...but I don't really mind, I don't look at them often since I leave the controls at the same spots. I took the green "boots" off the bulbs tho, and I'm getting some blue "boots" so hopefully they shine blue through the knobs and cig lighter.

Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38856 Aug 25, 1:20am Aug 25, 1:20am
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It is amazing how such a simple mod can clean up your dash area so much. I have been wanting to paint mine but was afraid of missing the a/c labels to much. I think it looks great now that i see it! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38857 Aug 25, 4:15am Aug 25, 4:15am
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Originally Posted by hupsohl
Originally Posted by EvanJ
looks good! thumbsup is the paint translucent or do you not mind being able to see your ac controls?


The paint isn't translucent, so I can't see the controls...but I don't really mind, I don't look at them often since I leave the controls at the same spots. I took the green "boots" off the bulbs tho, and I'm getting some blue "boots" so hopefully they shine blue through the knobs and cig lighter.



u can get an overlay for the controls black or white i'll get a name for you guys if your interested i think they are like 10 bucks for the whole set

Re: Center console painted [Re: celica2kgts] #38858 Aug 25, 8:18am Aug 25, 8:18am
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What paint did you get? what brand?(enamel/acrylic)...
That looks Great! thumbsup


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Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38859 Aug 25, 8:36am Aug 25, 8:36am
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WOW eek how long did you work on it? looks really clean. thumbsup


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Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38860 Aug 25, 8:44am Aug 25, 8:44am
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If anyone is interested you can mask off the dials, so you can ready them, it can be tricky seeing how they are round, but jut use some black electrical tape, cause it's rubbery and can move and mold better, thats how I did mine.


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Re: Center console painted [Re: hupsohl] #38861 Aug 25, 8:45am Aug 25, 8:45am
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hmm this one should be closer

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Re: Center console painted [Re: Sara] #38862 Aug 25, 8:55am Aug 25, 8:55am
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Originally Posted by Sara
What paint did you get? what brand?(enamel/acrylic)...
That looks Great! thumbsup


The paint I used was Plasti-Kote Ultra Enamel.

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WOW how long did you work on it? looks really clean.


Took me about three days total only because the first day I just did a couple parts to see how they would come out. The paint dries really quick.

And thanks everyone for the compliments, painting the console and other parts was a lot more fun than expected, especially the final result thumbsup

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Originally Posted by celica2kgts
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looks good! thumbsup is the paint translucent or do you not mind being able to see your ac controls?


The paint isn't translucent, so I can't see the controls...but I don't really mind, I don't look at them often since I leave the controls at the same spots. I took the green "boots" off the bulbs tho, and I'm getting some blue "boots" so hopefully they shine blue through the knobs and cig lighter.



u can get an overlay for the controls black or white i'll get a name for you guys if your interested i think they are like 10 bucks for the whole set


Overlays? eek Where where?? grin


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Quote:
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What paint did you get? what brand?(enamel/acrylic)...
That looks Great!


Quote:
The paint I used was Plasti-Kote Ultra Enamel.



THANX!!! thumbsup


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