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Old 05-14-2009, 12:54 AM   #1
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After seeing the STI limited interior I wanted it really badly however, I was not about to pay $385+ to get the real deal. Instead I invested $5.99 in a can of plasti-dip and a couple of hours.

I will be investing in the silver knobs and black dial faces as well as an after market head unit soon to complete the setup.

All I can say is that I'm extremely impressed with the results. I've recieved many compliments so far from Subaru and non-Subaru people alike. It truly is soft touch and appears to be super durable compared to the crappy OEM silver paint.

I'm now taking orders!

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Old 05-14-2009, 12:54 AM   #2
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:57 AM   #3
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Sorry for my crap-ass photography skills. I couldn't hold the damn camera still.

I'm going to try to get some in-car photos, but not until I get another camera charger (mine was stolen and the camera is now dead).

I will be doing my Autometer gauge surround and steering column covers soon too.

Best part about this stuff is that if you suck, it can be removed with limited effort as compared to the spray paint.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:12 AM   #4
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how much you want?
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:38 AM   #5
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Nice! I think that's the right color. I wouldn't know, since mine is covered in a sheen of something and I'm not sure what color it is anymore
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:27 AM   #6
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atta'boy ken. Is it all back in the car so I can see it tomorrow?
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:32 AM   #7
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wow not bad at all. I been debating to do this or not for a while. I'm scared that it will look like crap.
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:53 AM   #8
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The parts turned out really nice, Ken!
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:34 AM   #9
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Wirelessly posted (LG Voyager: Mozilla/4.1 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; ) 400x240 LGE VX10000)

Thank guys.

Z3RO- if it looks like crap, you can peel it right off. It's not like paint. It doesn't chip because it's thick and rubber too. Before I painted, I tested it on a couple of different surfaces and found that after it cured you could drop keys on it with no fear of scratching or whatever unlike the oem paint or aftermarket spray paint.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:55 AM   #10
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Wanna do mine? Keys are on teh counter
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:52 AM   #11
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let me know if you decide to do the bugeye interior
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:57 AM   #12
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waiting for the in car photos. looks nice though
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:04 PM   #13
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You'll have to wait a while. The camera is down for the count.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:49 PM   #14
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I saw this in person looks clean as fuh! I will be doing this to mine in the future.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:19 PM   #15
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looks good Ken.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:36 PM   #16
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I saw this in person looks clean as fuh! I will be doing this to mine in the future.
Yeah, when i told people what I was doing they were on the fence about it. Some were still skeptical when I showed the pictures. Seeing it in person made all the difference.

I can't get over how good it looks.

It does attract dust/lint a bit more, but with some compressed air or a damp lint/less rag, it's as good as new.

I do not know if you can use interior treatments on it yet. I will be testing mine with Mother's tonight.

Thanks again for the compliments guys!
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:21 PM   #17
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yeah that looks sharp. Did you run into any snags remove or installing these components?
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:26 PM   #18
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How much would you charge to do this?
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:32 PM   #19
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looks like ken is going to be starting a side job now. look at all of the potential customers!
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:45 PM   #20
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looks good mang,
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:07 PM   #21
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what was it that you used?
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:10 PM   #22
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+1 with all the positive comments above!!!

I had been thinking about this for a few car parts ever since I saw plasti-dip @ Harbor Freight for hand tools, but they only had red or yellow... I started looking for black or blue, but kept getting distracted.

Did you dip or use a brush?

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<snip>I will be investing in the silver knobs and black dial faces as well as an after market head unit soon to complete the setup.
I believe someone here is making some very nice black vinyl dial face covers (cheap?) that replicate the limited. May be worth looking into?

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Old 05-14-2009, 06:34 PM   #23
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Did you dip or use a brush?
I'm betting neither; probably used the aerosol. http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip

Correct me if I'm wrong, OP.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:36 PM   #24
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^^ Right on the mark. I can never get the finish right with brush/dip.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:55 PM   #25
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lol... if i get that stuff id prob start painting everything in my house...
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