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Old 12-25-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default Custom painted interior trim pieces.

After I saw this pic, I went out and take all my trim pieces and painted high glossy black or piano black with 3 coats of clear coats. So far I'm loving it so I just wanted share this with all of you.



Now I know I need to vacuum and clean my interior but eh!, its in hibernation mode for the winter right now anyways. =P





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Old 12-25-2013, 06:35 PM   #2
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I like the new look! Do the door handles with the window switches just pop off? Ive been thinking of doing mine cause of the silver wearing off.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:35 PM   #3
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looks awesome! i may do something similar.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:39 PM   #4
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Not to steal your thread, but I did it too with plasti dip lol, not shiny but I wanted to try and blend in

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Old 12-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #5
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I like the new look! Do the door handles with the window switches just pop off? Ive been thinking of doing mine cause of the silver wearing off.
Yeah those pops right off but just make sure you unscrew 1 screw on the bottom and the rest are just clips. The hardest ones to take off are the two front doors top piece that covers the door handles. You'll have to take off the whole door panel and then dremel out the pieces because its been melted on.
The plasti dip was one of the options before I decided to go with paint. But I want it to look like the car came like that and glossy black looks very luxury-ish.

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Old 12-25-2013, 11:55 PM   #6
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Looks awesome! Almost makes me wanna get rid of all the silver in my interior and replace it with black.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:38 AM   #7
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I was scared that I was going to come into this thread and see red panels or blue or something else that reminded me of Hondas in early 2000s,however I must say that this looks really really good.

This might have to be my next project. Do you mind posting which paint you used? The color looks really good and even.

Also, did you sand the pieces prior because they are so smooth?
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:41 AM   #8
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Rattle can? Looks good!
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:13 AM   #9
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I was scared that I was going to come into this thread and see red panels or blue or something else that reminded me of Hondas in early 2000s,however I must say that this looks really really good.

This might have to be my next project. Do you mind posting which paint you used? The color looks really good and even.

Also, did you sand the pieces prior because they are so smooth?
I actually got the pieces apart and get them to a professional paint shop to paint them for me because I don't think I can get them to look this good doing it myself. LOL! I just told them high glossy black and requested 3 coats of clear coats on top.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:25 AM   #10
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That looks really good.... A lot better than I thought it would turn out.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:50 AM   #11
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Not gonna lie, I clicked on this thread expecting to respond with just "No." in preperation of seeing all the blue and pink painted interior trim That looks awesome though.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:42 PM   #12
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Looks amazing. What paint/primer did you use?
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:33 AM   #13
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Looks amazing. What paint/primer did you use?
Thanks! I got it done at a professional paint shop.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:53 AM   #14
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really really do like it!
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:27 AM   #15
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I really like the look of this, very clean and crisp. I wish I could do this but there aren't many options when you've got that lame tan interior...
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:11 PM   #16
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Awesome... I love this. I will do this also, just not gloss... How did you re-attach the ones you dremel'd?
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:21 PM   #17
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How much did this cost you at the paint shop total?
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:49 PM   #18
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Awesome... I love this. I will do this also, just not gloss... How did you re-attach the ones you dremel'd?
I just use some JB Kwik to re-attach them.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:49 PM   #19
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How much did this cost you at the paint shop total?
I knew the shop so he got me a good deal for $100 for all 12 pcs.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:40 PM   #20
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The painted pieces look absolutely fantastic. However, now the rest of the car looks tired and faded in comparison. Any plans to jazz the rest of it up to match the new trim?
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #21
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The painted pieces look absolutely fantastic. However, now the rest of the car looks tired and faded in comparison. Any plans to jazz the rest of it up to match the new trim?
Nah, I love the way it is right now so I don't have any plans to mess with anything else beside maybe in the future, getting a dvd headunit.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:30 PM   #22
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That's an awesome setup
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:56 PM   #23
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Very nice. I was wondering if that was a DIY or a professional job. But paint is something that I think a professional should do...and man it pays off. Looks great. Now just get a cosworth badge lol
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:45 PM   #24
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Very nice. I was wondering if that was a DIY or a professional job. But paint is something that I think a professional should do...and man it pays off. Looks great. Now just get a cosworth badge lol
LOL! Funny you mentioned about the badge but I was debating on putting an STi logo or a Perrin logo since I got so many Perrin parts on my car. Still debating as we speak. LOL!
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #25
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I may do this now but with high gloss black 3m vinyl wrap, looks so good
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