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Old 08-24-2011, 05:51 PM   #1
Thesystem3
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Default My Uniqely painted 08 Dash

I like being creative with my car so I ended up painting my dash after a failed cheapo fake silver carbon wrap. I think its more classy than a sticker bomb
The silver swoops are really metallic in the sun btw.

Let me hear what you think

For future reference there was no tape involved. all imperfections were meant to be there. Read the thread.



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Old 08-24-2011, 05:54 PM   #2
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Hmm not bad looking.

You got a little Jesus juice on your dash though.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:56 PM   #3
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This is a lot better than I was expecting.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:06 PM   #4
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Hmm not bad looking.

You got a little Jesus juice on your dash though.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:34 AM   #5
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I like it. Its definitely unique
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:49 AM   #6
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Not digging it. If they were no run-offs/imperfections from removing the tape, it would look a little better. Overall, great idea.

Did you put a top coat of clear coat on top your paint job? I'm just wondering because due time, your paint job will flake off.
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:06 AM   #7
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Run offs ewww... eventually, you are going to wish you left your dash alone..
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:14 AM   #8
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I like it, nice job man
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:20 AM   #9
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looks good, its different. I like it.
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:03 PM   #10
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I like it, even if it does look like Jackson Pollock had a fairly productive night out at the clubs.

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Old 08-25-2011, 01:06 PM   #11
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Definitely original! I'm brand new to this board and it's amazing how people did not jump on the hate wagon immediately about how the dash should be left alone.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:18 PM   #12
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thats because our dashes are ugly to begin with lol
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:18 PM   #13
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There are things on a car that should just not be painted, and to me, the dash is one of them. But on those rare occasions, some people actually make mistakes that break that rule. Nice job..... this time.....
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:53 PM   #14
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I like it, definitely unique. The run offs almost kinda add to the effect and make it look a little smoother than just all the sharp edges and paint lines. If you ever redo it and dont want the runoffs take a heatgun to the tape before you paint and then firmly press every inch down, it'll help all the edges stick and prevent paint from seeping under.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:04 AM   #15
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thanks! Ok just to let everyone know those arent run offs and they were done on purpose. There is no taping invloved here, the trick is actually dish soap and layers of paint. Yes you heard correctly dish soap. lol

and yes there are 3 clear coats over it
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:25 AM   #16
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Should have gone with red.

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Old 08-26-2011, 05:54 PM   #17
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I like it. Simple, clean and unique! Can't ask for much more.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:57 PM   #18
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I like it because it looks like you actually painted it not just used a spray can and some tape
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:04 PM   #19
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It looks like the Silver Surfer shot strings of man goo all over your dash.

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Old 08-26-2011, 07:30 PM   #20
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looks like that would go into a scion
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:44 PM   #21
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I had a similar idea but instead of solid grey back it would be black with red streaks.
IMO came out nicely.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:48 PM   #22
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is really different, I like it...but I don't have guts to make in my dash...
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:02 AM   #23
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Not bad!
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:14 AM   #24
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I clicked on this thread expecting to find some cheap ricer painted to match the exterior half-ass job, but I gotta say that I am thoroughly impressed by the quality and originality of it. I'm still no fan of painted interiors, but at least you have something no one else has.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:06 AM   #25
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Nice job. Care to explain the process of how you did it?
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