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Nov 3, 7:32pm - #57733 
changing dash color

I want to change the color of the dash to a darker gray. I don't know if I need to get a dye for this, or if a paint would be better. Has anyone done this with success? Please let me know.

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Nov 3, 7:41pm - #57734 
welcome to our website!! wave

i am not sure about what kind of paint to use, but there are a ton of various painted dash pics below.

https://www.celicahobby.com/photos/search/DASH

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Nov 3, 7:46pm - #57735 
i think he means the actual dash...not center console.


You could fiberglass it...but thats lots of $$$

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Nov 3, 7:49pm - #57736 
ask blue bat to make a tinted dash overlay kit rofl that ish would be so hard to install! >,<


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Nov 3, 7:50pm - #57737 
Thanks for the welcome, silver.

I though about the fiberglass thing, but you're right, that's a lot of $$$, and way too much effort for a lazy part time paint store employee like me. Besides, i want to keep the clean, high quality (but not flashy) look on the interior of my car. Basically, i want it to look like the kind of interior that you would get with an Italian, or German.


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Nov 3, 7:59pm - #57738 
Originally Posted by carbon_blue_gt
Thanks for the welcome, silver.

I though about the fiberglass thing, but you're right, that's a lot of $$$, and way too much effort for a lazy part time paint store employee like me. Besides, i want to keep the clean, high quality (but not flashy) look on the interior of my car. Basically, i want it to look like the kind of interior that you would get with an Italian, or German.


get the dash, seats, and headliner covered in black suede. tasty

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Nov 3, 8:02pm - #57739 
dying it would be the way to go...


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Nov 3, 8:02pm - #57740 
that was kinda my plan:

seats, headliner,doorinserts, shift boot, cargo cover= suade

i wanted to leave the dash with the texture, but a darker gray

then, i have my center console painted black, with silver dials, and a silver gauge bezel


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Nov 3, 8:04pm - #57741 
what kind of dye, and what steps do I take?


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Nov 3, 8:06pm - #57742 
Trying to Get the same info... (Help Needed) bs

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Nov 3, 8:29pm - #57743 
anyone?


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Nov 3, 8:40pm - #57744 
take off the dash, sand it down,spray paint, then clear coat

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Nov 3, 8:47pm - #57745 
OK...Mr IcedBlue. Can you tell Us How to take the dashboard off??? wtf

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Nov 3, 8:49pm - #57746 
all i need to know now is what product to use to dye the dash, and where i can get it


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Nov 3, 8:59pm - #57747 
No body seems to know... rolleyes

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Nov 3, 9:00pm - #57748 
i guess it's time for a google search


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Nov 4, 9:31am - #57749 
you can search google or go to a shop somewhere and ask around...there has to be someone that knows how to do it... smile


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Nov 6, 9:33pm - #57750 
Here's the scoop:

Most automotive stores carry a product called SEM, it is a paint formulated specifically for interior vinyl and plastic. It is available in 16oz spray cans, and at some places, in pints, quarts, and gallons. The open containers (non aerosol) are custom tintable, and can be matched to most any color you want (handy for touchup). The aerosols are available in a fair variety of standard and specialty colors.

PPG and DuPont also have similar products. All of these are flexible after drying to allow for the normal wear and tear of a car's interior, and are also scratch resistant.

SO... to those of you who want to change your interior color, paint away. I'll have pics of mine as soon as i get it done.


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