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carbon_blue_gt Nov 4, 2:32am - #57733 
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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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silver Nov 4, 2:41am - #57734 
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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.

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spaztikid Nov 4, 2:46am - #57735 
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i think he means the actual dash...not center console.


You could fiberglass it...but thats lots of $$$
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glitch Nov 4, 2:49am - #57736 
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ask blue bat to make a tinted dash overlay kit rofl that ish would be so hard to install! >,<

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carbon_blue_gt Nov 4, 2:50am - #57737 
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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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silver Nov 4, 2:59am - #57738 
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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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VSGTS14 Nov 4, 3:02am - #57739 

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dying it would be the way to go...

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carbon_blue_gt Nov 4, 3:02am - #57740 
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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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carbon_blue_gt Nov 4, 3:04am - #57741 
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what kind of dye, and what steps do I take?

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RoMkApOmKa Nov 4, 3:06am - #57742 

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Trying to Get the same info... (Help Needed) bs
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carbon_blue_gt Nov 4, 3:29am - #57743 
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anyone?

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IcEd blUe Nov 4, 3:40am - #57744 

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take off the dash, sand it down,spray paint, then clear coat
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RoMkApOmKa Nov 4, 3:47am - #57745 

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OK...Mr IcedBlue. Can you tell Us How to take the dashboard off??? wtf
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carbon_blue_gt Nov 4, 3:49am - #57746 
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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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RoMkApOmKa Nov 4, 3:59am - #57747 

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No body seems to know... rolleyes
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carbon_blue_gt Nov 4, 4:00am - #57748 
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i guess it's time for a google search

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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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carbon_blue_gt Nov 7, 4:33am - #57750 
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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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