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changing dash color #57733 Nov 3, 7:32pm Nov 3, 7:32pm
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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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Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57734 Nov 3, 7:41pm Nov 3, 7:41pm
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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.

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

Re: changing dash color [Re: silver] #57735 Nov 3, 7:46pm Nov 3, 7:46pm
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i think he means the actual dash...not center console.


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

Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57736 Nov 3, 7:49pm Nov 3, 7:49pm
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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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Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57737 Nov 3, 7:50pm Nov 3, 7:50pm
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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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Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57738 Nov 3, 7:59pm Nov 3, 7:59pm
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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

Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57739 Nov 3, 8:02pm Nov 3, 8:02pm
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dying it would be the way to go...


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Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57740 Nov 3, 8:02pm Nov 3, 8:02pm
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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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Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57741 Nov 3, 8:04pm Nov 3, 8:04pm
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what kind of dye, and what steps do I take?


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Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57742 Nov 3, 8:06pm Nov 3, 8:06pm
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Trying to Get the same info... (Help Needed) bs

Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57743 Nov 3, 8:29pm Nov 3, 8:29pm
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anyone?


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Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57744 Nov 3, 8:40pm Nov 3, 8:40pm
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take off the dash, sand it down,spray paint, then clear coat

Re: changing dash color [Re: IcEd blUe] #57745 Nov 3, 8:47pm Nov 3, 8:47pm
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OK...Mr IcedBlue. Can you tell Us How to take the dashboard off??? wtf

Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57746 Nov 3, 8:49pm Nov 3, 8:49pm
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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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Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57747 Nov 3, 8:59pm Nov 3, 8:59pm
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No body seems to know... rolleyes

Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57748 Nov 3, 9:00pm Nov 3, 9:00pm
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i guess it's time for a google search


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Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57749 Nov 4, 9:31am Nov 4, 9:31am
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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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Re: changing dash color [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #57750 Nov 6, 9:33pm Nov 6, 9:33pm
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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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