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Jan 5, 8:17pm - #77365 
Console paint and gloss

Hey fellas I've gotta quick question. Some of you have painted interiors including center console etc. what I was wondering is where you get the paint/gloss from, or do you take it somewhere to get this done? I'm wanting to paint the interior a gloss blue so it shines, any info?


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Jan 5, 8:21pm - #77366 
you can get testors paint from a hobby store, or you can get it done professionally.

If it's worth the extra money (~$75 a piece) to get it done prof, get it done.

If not, buy some testors paint and a large can of clear coat, and your all set thumbsup


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Jan 5, 8:23pm - #77367 
$75 a piece, such as the center console, Speedo cover and the small speakers on the doors?


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Jan 5, 8:26pm - #77368 
i used testor paint but i also used testor high gloss clear... and this is how it came out very good conditions and it holds up to the beaten of stupid people that are like awwwwwwwwwww thats cool and always have to touch things

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Jan 5, 8:28pm - #77369 
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Jan 5, 8:31pm - #77370 
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Jan 5, 8:43pm - #77371 
so basically all I have to do is put on the paint then apply the high gloss? As Diablo said I can pick this stuff up at a hobby store? How much does the testor paint and high gloss cost? Thanks, that's the last of my questions.


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Jan 5, 9:01pm - #77372 
Originally Posted by Subarashi
so basically all I have to do is put on the paint then apply the high gloss? As Diablo said I can pick this stuff up at a hobby store? How much does the testor paint and high gloss cost? Thanks, that's the last of my questions.
some say you need to sand first but i didn't and i wouldn't worry bout it i've had mine painted for over a year now and not one deffect... and i think the paint goes for like 3$ a can but the cans are small. i used 5 or 6 cans of white and only one of black pearl and then like 4 cans of clear but i wanted it done very well
so what thats like lil over 30$ in surpplies
but i would suggest pickin up so 1500 grit wetsand paper for the final touches... after bout 2 days of curing wet sand the pieces then apply 2 layers of color then like 3 or so layers of clear for a flawless job

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Jan 5, 9:03pm - #77373 
Here's a paint guide that I posted a little while ago. It outlines the steps I used to paint my dome light housing, and am in the process of using to paint my center console.

paint guide

Following this should give you nice, professional looking results. Good luck, and if you need any other help fell free to PM me or hit me up on AIM at DragonriderCB.


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Jan 5, 9:04pm - #77374 
just be very paitent don't rush

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Jan 5, 9:44pm - #77375 
Thanks a lot guys you've been very helpfull, I'm pretty confident now that I can do it myself. Once again thanks guys thumbsup

And Celica2k is that GT emblem painted on, if so then good job!

edit: oooh nevermind I just saw what you did, you put the black pearl on first then the white on and made the GT symbol, nice thumbsup


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Jan 5, 9:53pm - #77376 
good luck subarashi...it's not very hard.

and sweet car, chris. you did a great job with it. thumbsup

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Jan 5, 10:46pm - #77377 
Originally Posted by Subarashi
Thanks a lot guys you've been very helpfull, I'm pretty confident now that I can do it myself. Once again thanks guys thumbsup

And Celica2k is that GT emblem painted on, if so then good job!

edit: oooh nevermind I just saw what you did, you put the black pearl on first then the white on and made the GT symbol, nice thumbsup
thanks and also urwelcome... my gts symbol i air brushed it on i painted the door white then once the white was done i air brush the gts on with black pearl just like the gauges and the window control then cleared it

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