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Old 09-07-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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What do you use to paint the interior trim? Touch up paint from the dealer or spray paint? Something totally different?
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Old 09-07-2005, 04:27 PM   #2
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Old 09-07-2005, 05:29 PM   #3
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I used the spray cans I had mixed to paint my sideskirts. Also used some non-metal surface primer and a few coats of clear on top.
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Old 09-07-2005, 06:28 PM   #4
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I posted a huge how-to on this about a year (or more) ago. I used a base primer, then picked a titanium color and a chrome/aluminum color for accents. After that I used a satin clearcoat. It was one of my favorite mods. The paint I used was all from pep-boys and I think the titanium color was actually a color-matched Nissan paint.

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Old 09-07-2005, 08:26 PM   #5
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krylon fusion

I've used it on two cars. Works good so far.
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Old 09-07-2005, 08:52 PM   #6
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krylon fusion for me as well.
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Old 09-07-2005, 10:37 PM   #7
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I posted a huge how-to on this about a year (or more) ago. I used a base primer, then picked a titanium color and a chrome/aluminum color for accents. After that I used a satin clearcoat. It was one of my favorite mods. The paint I used was all from pep-boys and I think the titanium color was actually a color-matched Nissan paint.

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I looked for this post but I couldn't find it
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Old 09-08-2005, 12:04 AM   #8
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I think this was it.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ighlight=paint

Although the pics are missing.
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Old 09-08-2005, 12:26 AM   #9
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krylon fusion for me as well.
+1. Although I will advise against it. Best recommendation is have a professional do it. If you want to attempt it, though, I would recommend using bondo or similar product FIRST. Then sanding it down, yadda yadda. I know I used a LOT of layers to fix bubbles in the paint and this and that, and it looks very obvious in some places if you're looking for it. Needless to say, I like the look, but the quality is not up to par.

If you are confident in your painting abilities, go for it. Otherwise, get your pro painter buddy and ask him a favor
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Old 04-13-2006, 06:00 PM   #10
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I thought I'd resurrect this thread, since the info here, and the info linked thread inside is missing pics.

Anyone have some interior paint pics?

I particularly want to get rid of the offensive fake wood trim look on the doors. I assume you need to do some decent sanding on these parts. What kind of sandpaper did you use? I considered using hobby sanding paper since it's plastic.

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Old 04-13-2006, 06:20 PM   #11
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Old 04-13-2006, 06:23 PM   #12
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How much sanding did you do on the trim pieces and what grit did you use?

On the vents, especially near the front sides of the dash, do you just use a screwdriver and pry up a corner to lift it out?

I don't want to snap my plastic pieces.
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Old 04-13-2006, 07:41 PM   #13
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How much sanding did you do on the trim pieces and what grit did you use?

On the vents, especially near the front sides of the dash, do you just use a screwdriver and pry up a corner to lift it out?

I don't want to snap my plastic pieces.
I just did a light sand with very fine sandpaper, I think it was 1000 grit. Coat of flex primer, few coats of color, and a couple coats of clear.

The hardest pieces to remove were the ones you mentioned, front of dash on either side. They are held in by tabs so you have to be really careful.
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:17 AM   #14
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Have you checked out Duplicolor paints lately? Looks like they’ve expanded their line-up to include “trim” and “vinyl” paints designed for the interior.

http://www.duplicolor.com/
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:08 AM   #15
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I'm going back to flat black for my interior, blue looks terrible.
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Old 04-14-2006, 11:48 AM   #16
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I'm usually not one for spray painting of interior trim peices, but Cajual's car looks great. Very clean looking interior. Must be because its not green, red, and yellow .

Alright, all joking aside. Its does look very good, and if done tastefully I am sure all can look good.

Its just too over the top for me when people take out every piece of trim that can be popped out with a flathead screwdriver. Then paint them the brightest color possible that doesn't match any color on the car what-so-ever... And it tops the cake when that is the only "mod" done to the car

I have been debating painting my trim to cover up the "woodgrain". I would either paint it black or grey to match my interior.

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Old 04-14-2006, 11:57 AM   #17
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I'm considering colors. I think I'd like a dark metallic color finish.

I'm at a toss up whether to try those brushed aluminum/carbon fiber look "Stickers" or painting.

I think painting would give a better look. The stickers look good from a distance, but I wonder what it looks like in person and I'm also concerned about screwing up applying them.

But definately the wood color trim has to go. I don't know why Subaru did this, either do the entire trim package, or leave those window switches black.
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