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Old 04-08-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default Interior painting - Plastidip v. Paint

I just finished a fair amount of research on redoing my interior a bit.

I've got the how to and method down, that's easy. One thing I kept coming across without a solid bit of decision making information is the product.

Someone wrote that duplicolor gave good results, while others said Krylon Fusion or Plastidip. I'm also a bit concerned with the finished look-flat or a satin look. I didn't see many finished product pictures.

Any feedback or suggestions based on results?
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:17 PM   #2
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Well which finish are you going for? Gloss or flat?
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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Well which finish are you going for? Gloss or flat?
I'm not sure. I'd like a matte or flat finish but I haven't seen a lot of pictures. I may find that a gloss finish would look better.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:20 PM   #4
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I plasti dipped the center console in my 05 STI, and I love it. If you don't, you can always peel it off.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:40 PM   #5
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Personally I'd do Krylon Fusion for plastic if you want it to last.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:35 PM   #6
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I dipped my center console and trim rings just to see if I was a fan of the total blackout interior wise. I plan on painting them later. The dip was just a bit of a tryout.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:33 PM   #7
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Are you doing it in a color other than black?

If so, I cannot recommend enough that you do it in Plastidip first so you can peel it off after you realize how terrible it looks.

Black looks fine, but painting interior plastics with any other color scheme looks monumentally tacky.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:50 PM   #8
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Are you doing it in a color other than black?

If so, I cannot recommend enough that you do it in Plastidip first so you can peel it off after you realize how terrible it looks.

Black looks fine, but painting interior plastics with any other color scheme looks monumentally tacky.
Good God, no!

I have no interest in the way of yolo swag. Black for me.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:53 PM   #9
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Good God, no!

I have no interest in the way of yolo swag. Black for me.
Good to hear there are some people with taste left in the world. Carry on!

PlastiDip is still a good idea, though. Try it out before you commit to paint.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:34 AM   #10
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Kyrlon OR duplicolor for plastics. Plastidip can easily rip/scratch/tear. However with that said, preperation is what will give you a good finish.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:41 PM   #11
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i just finished plasti dipping all the silver trim in my bugeye so i cant really say how well it holds up but as far as looks i love it
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:17 AM   #12
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If youre going to do a clear coat on it, DO NOT use krylon. It is horrible. Use Rustoleum. Best paint I've used. Made my Center console white with clear coat over it and it came out great.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:52 AM   #13
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Kyrlon OR duplicolor for plastics. Plastidip can easily rip/scratch/tear. However with that said, preperation is what will give you a good finish.
Ok, say I plastidip some parts and paint others...

Tacky much or am I over thinking?

I've used rattle can, clear coats, etc. enough to get a decent quality but I've never used nor have I seen plastidip first hand. For me it's gotta be all or nothing, if I'm gonna do it it's gonna look good but the durability better be at least satisfactory.

So I suppose a more appropriate question would be, will plastidip offer more ease of use or overall quality than paint?
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:08 AM   #14
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Pilfflip look on YouTube dipyourcarcom search that. They do all kinds of things and have great prices. They have a **** ton of colors and options.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:11 AM   #15
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Not to mention they prove that all the myths about plastidip are false. Like how easy it is to rip or tear. With plastidip it is all about coverage. They pressure wash there cars everyday and nothing happens they take it through car washes and all that so painting interior plastics and what not would not be a bad idea, in fact I just decided I would plastidip my interior. Until I swap sti stuff.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:41 AM   #16
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Ok, say I plastidip some parts and paint others...

Tacky much or am I over thinking?

I've used rattle can, clear coats, etc. enough to get a decent quality but I've never used nor have I seen plastidip first hand. For me it's gotta be all or nothing, if I'm gonna do it it's gonna look good but the durability better be at least satisfactory.

So I suppose a more appropriate question would be, will plastidip offer more ease of use or overall quality than paint?
You're over thinking it.

The good thing about plastidip is it is a lot more forgiving for mess ups, or ill preperation.

Having done both, I still prefer a good quality paint of plastidip for interior pieces, but that is just me.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:40 PM   #17
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use this stuff vvvvv been 2 years in the az heat and it still looks new, gives a great flat/ matte finish,have had several people mistake it for the limited console pieces, just start with light coats, then let them dry, they will start to fill in and look solid, most people have issues cause they try to spray 1 thick ass coat on and cover the whole thing in one shot, take it slow and it will come out great

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #18
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Could someone post pics of some of the interior with their d.i.y jobs. Or has been covered before?

Oh wait... I think I see a search button. Never mind. Carry on.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:33 PM   #19
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05bluesti post some pics!

I plastidipp'd my center console and ac vent rings. It's held up for over a year now.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:33 PM   #20
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05bluesti post some pics!

I plastidipp'd my center console and ac vent rings. It's held up for over a year now.
Even with the heat from the vents?

I think I'm going to plastidip the bezel and trim and paint the pillar an ceiling molding-dye the seats black and redo the headliner black and I'll have that black out interior I envisioned when I bought this project.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:16 PM   #21
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Yes even the heat from the vents.

If you let the coats properly dry and lay down
enough coats.

You should not have any issues.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:33 PM   #22
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05bluesti post some pics!

I plastidipp'd my center console and ac vent rings. It's held up for over a year now.
here's a partial picture
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:03 PM   #23
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here's a partial picture
That looks pretty smooth.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:37 PM   #24
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Anyone have a link on how to remove all the front panels to plasti-dip them?
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