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 Post subject: Painting EB Dash
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:03 pm 
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Hey guys i have been reading thoroughly on how to how paint the plastic on my dash and i would like to paint the cluster surround, t bar surround, stereo fascia and maybe above that they clock surrounds. I will just use some Metho (to clean surface) and some VHT "Plastics and Vinyl" paint available from Autobarn.

My car is the Everglade Green Colour and i was wondering what do you guys think the best colour to do these parts in would be? I was thinking a green but i am open to options. Also the Cluster lights or clock back light and t-bar lights have no been changed so they are still orange.

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 Post subject: Re: Painting EB Dash
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:38 pm 
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im not a fan of using body colour on the dash parts.. it just dont look right..
i would do something that will match your interior..

i did mine in metalic metal grey..

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting EB Dash
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:42 pm 
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Yeah i am not the biggest fan or ricing out but i would like something that stands out !

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting EB Dash
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:46 pm 
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I have had some paint colour matched for my mirrors and am thinking if i have some left i will do my interior with this because i think it would look pretty wild having an Everglade Green dash !

What work will need to be done to the plastics to get them to stick? because i have some plastic primer and some clear top coat but would i need some sort of plastic adhesive to go in place of the primer ? Will a clear coat work on a dash? Im asking because it would look fair mint !

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting EB Dash
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:18 pm 
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peaandham wrote:
I have had some paint colour matched for my mirrors and am thinking if i have some left i will do my interior with this because i think it would look pretty wild having an Everglade Green dash !

What work will need to be done to the plastics to get them to stick? because i have some plastic primer and some clear top coat but would i need some sort of plastic adhesive to go in place of the primer ? Will a clear coat work on a dash? Im asking because it would look fair mint !


An everglade green dash will look like s**t.

Nothing looks worse than a tacky coloured painted dash, if your going to do it, go with grey/silver/black as these look the best.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting EB Dash
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:50 pm 
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Well i did it and i like it !

 

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aslong as you like it thats all that matters..

so give us a look... pics???
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 Post subject: Re: Painting EB Dash
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:52 pm 
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aslong as you like it thats all that matters..

so give us a look... pics???
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 Post subject: Re: Painting EB Dash
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:44 pm 
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I will take a picture tomorrow so stay tuned !

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting EB Dash
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:04 pm 
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Here are the pictures
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By peaandham, shot with VPC-S500 at 2009-07-27
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By peaandham, shot with VPC-S500 at 2009-07-28
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I love the look of it as Everglade green is not a s**t colour !

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting EB Dash
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:04 pm 
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Whoever mixed that was pretty hopeless mate. That looks way to light. I got 2 litres of everyglade mixed up and it was wayyyy darker than that. Each to their own personally I hate it Troymans looks awesome

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:09 pm 
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im guessing you havent put the clear coats on, doing it this way (no clear) the paint will show the silver tinter up more in it, so will look lighter. although u dont really want full gloss on the interior.

personally i think its too much green now inside but i dont have to drive it ,and its not mine, so who cares.

good job mate as long as youre happy. thats all that counts hey.
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 Post subject: Re: Painting EB Dash
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:18 pm 
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Yea i have put the clear coats one about 2-4 Coats of it and i reckon it all turned out pretty nice ! Compared to the colour of the car it is obviously lighter but there are alot of variables that go into that

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:44 pm 
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It's true..... Good taste does come with age!!!!

Still..... as long as you like it bro.... that's the important thing.

On the flip side of that, I now have another thing to point at and laugh!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Painting EB Dash
Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:02 pm 
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Mines the same colour but It came out better then that.
Old as pic.
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Its still got the green dash plastics, but seats and door trims are now DA LTD.
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