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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:59 pm 
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Hi all..
I've been thinking about painting some of the dash panels in my interior like quite a few people here have done.
What i was thinking of doing was sanding back the texture on the panels to smooth it out, then painting them, and then applying a clear coat to give it a nice shine.
But I'm just wondering if the shine will cause a blinding problem when the sun shines on it.
Has anyone clear coated their interior? and if so does the sunshine cause any problems?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:31 pm 
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sounds ok. But i personally don't like glossy surfaces on interiors unless its done like a factory finish like gloss black around the shifter or woodgrain and chrome etc. If you want to paint some parts i reckon it would look 10 times better if you left the textured finish as it will look more like a factory job and quite classy if done right. What colour are you doing it in? i like nice colours like black, greys etc. Colours like red, green, blue make me sick :x

but what ever makes you happy :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:33 pm 
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Nothing too bright, bright solid colors rarely look good in my opinion, they dont come that way from the factory for a reason.
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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:35 pm 
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im in the middle of sanding back and painting my stuff gloss black.
to be honest i never thought of the sun on it.
oh well i guess time will tell.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:51 pm 
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sounds ok. But i personally don't like glossy surfaces on interiors unless its done like a factory finish like gloss black around the shifter or woodgrain and chrome etc. If you want to paint some parts i reckon it would look 10 times better if you left the textured finish as it will look more like a factory job and quite classy if done right. What colour are you doing it in? i like nice colours like black, greys etc. Colours like red, green, blue make me sick :x

but what ever makes you happy :wink:


That's a good point actually. I would like it to look like a factory done job.
Maybe I won't sand it. I've got a few spare parts to practice on.
I was thinking of coloring it to match the color of my car, which is argon silver, but it's kinda bright. I'm not gonna do red or green or something thats for sure. maybe black? :?

Let us know how your's turns out leroy.. :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Blinding Dash Question
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:27 am 
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Falcs wrote:
Has anyone clear coated their interior? and if so does the sunshine cause any problems?


Yes, not really.

Go for it.

If you're really worried about it, get some spares from a wrecked (cheap) and you can keep you'rs original and can change back if needed/wanted.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:47 pm 
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i did mine interior silver and didnt sand anything back, and the textured finish looks s**t hot.
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Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:32 pm 
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With my old fairlane, I sanded back the texture, coated with black, and then a few coats of clear over the top. The problem I had wasnt the sun causing blinding, it was the head causing the clear coat to bubble.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:26 am 
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Thanks guys.

I painted the part around the shifter today to sorta try it out. Didn't sand it or anything, just cleaned it and sprayed a few layers on it.

I like the textured finish. :D

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:35 am 
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good to hear, i wouldn't clear coat but thats up to you!
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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:49 am 
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Yeah, I don't think I'll clear coat it.
I'll post a pic when it's all done.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:22 am 
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Ok it's done...

Here's a shot...

What do you guys think?
Comments? Opinions? Suggestions? Critisisms? Insults?

How's yours comming along Leroy? You still working on it?

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:34 pm 
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im still working on mine. im pretty slack and trying to design a new t-bar selector window thingy. the one i had on the spare one is now just a clear piece of perspex.
the clock/fan surround is probably ready to go just have to get to it. maybe one night this week. will look out of place with out he rest of it though.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:45 pm 
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looks awesome, im thinking of painting mine silver, but maybe it would reflect more

 

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