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Old 12-28-2013, 07:34 PM   #26
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I may do this now but with high gloss black 3m vinyl wrap, looks so good
Problem with vinyl is that it attracts dust like crazy.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:12 AM   #27
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shucks! came in for the DIY, looks great though! Ive wanted to paint mine for a while but I still want that satin factory finish...

Any of you guys no the proper way to paint these plastic interior pieces the proper way? Sanding, adhesion promoter, prime, paint, clear? Seems to me like the factory paint does not have clear...
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:21 PM   #28
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Looks great!! I had the same idea for my car after seeing s206 interior pictures I tried the 3M vinyl route, and it was an epic fail [I've wrapped cars before, so it wasn't for lack of skill]. Tried painting it myself: epic fail. Gave in and took it to the bodyshop and had them paint match the trim pieces obsidian black pearl. Looks amazing, definitely worth the money. It's nice to see classy-looking interiors instead of some wild neon color or sticker bombing or way too over-alcantara'd stuff. Good work.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:56 PM   #29
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I have sanded down and cleaned my interior pieces surrounding my A/C vents and radio.

I put 5 coats of matte gold paint on them plus 22 coats of matte clear.

(All of this is rattle can) However, the first time my girlfriends nail hit the drink holder, the paint came right off.

How do I make the finish more durable?
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:27 PM   #30
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I have sanded down and cleaned my interior pieces surrounding my A/C vents and radio.

I put 5 coats of matte gold paint on them plus 22 coats of matte clear.

(All of this is rattle can) However, the first time my girlfriends nail hit the drink holder, the paint came right off.

How do I make the finish more durable?
22 coats of matte clear??? over what span of time did you apply it? that is way to much paint
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:44 PM   #31
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No my bad 2 coats of clear.

I have a good idea of how to paint evenly, and know a thing or two. I have done a little more research and I am going to re-sand, and apply heat. Something like a hair dryer or something like that.

It's just a pain in the ass. It did look good.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:47 PM   #32
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I have sanded down and cleaned my interior pieces surrounding my A/C vents and radio.

I put 5 coats of matte gold paint on them plus 22 coats of matte clear.

(All of this is rattle can) However, the first time my girlfriends nail hit the drink holder, the paint came right off.

How do I make the finish more durable?
Like the post above said. Way to much paint. I used 3 coats of Krylon matte black and it's holding up great and looks great

What kind of paint are you using ?
And are you using a primer?
And what did you prep the parts with since the preparation is the most important part.
Make sure you clean the parts with something like mineral spirits

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Old 01-16-2014, 09:23 PM   #33
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I sanded all of the parts down, and cleaned them with soap and water. I dried them, and gave them a good once over. They were ready for paint.

I applied each coat every night over the course of 5 nights. This allowed them to dry all day in the garage, however, I don't believe it was long enough. Perhaps maybe I applied each coat too "liberally," because the paint wrinkled when her nail hit it. It didn't chip or break. So, from what I have read, I am definitely going to treat each coat with heat, this should allow the paint to cure and bond better.

It's too bad I don't know how to post pics on here. (I don't think you can.)

3 coats sounds good. The matte gold came out stunning. This was definitely no Honda job. I have extreme attention to detail, and made every effort to make the work look as factory as possible.

(I want to highlight the fact that I am not some kid with a can of Krylon.)

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Old 01-16-2014, 09:43 PM   #34
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I sanded all of the parts down, and cleaned them with soap and water. I dried them, and gave them a good once over. They were ready for paint.

I applied each coat every night over the course of 5 nights. This allowed them to dry all day in the garage, however, I don't believe it was long enough. Perhaps maybe I applied each coat too "liberally," because the paint wrinkled when her nail hit it. It didn't chip or break. So, from what I have read, I am definitely going to treat each coat with heat, this should allow the paint to cure and bond better.

It's too bad I don't know how to post pics on here. (I don't think you can.)

3 coats sounds good. The matte gold came out stunning. This was definitely no Honda job. I have extreme attention to detail, and made every effort to make the work look as factory as possible.

(I want to highlight the fact that I am not some kid with a can of Krylon.)

It's shouldn't take you 5 nights to paint the parts. A coat a night. You can get it done in one night. Let the first coat tack up then do the second and so on.
And what kind of temps are you painting in?

And what wrong with krylon? Its cheaper and faster than busting out my paint gun and mixing up paint.
If you know what your doing krylon and other rattle can paint jobs can come out just as good on smaller parts
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Old 05-19-2016, 03:57 PM   #35
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Paints peeling on mine, been looking to do something like this... looks great.
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Old 05-20-2016, 08:16 AM   #36
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Thanks! I had it professionally painted so its holding up very well
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Old 05-28-2017, 02:30 AM   #37
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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.
Is dremmeling the door handle bezels out completely necessary? I mean I did just buy a rotary tool recently but damn, If that can be avoided...
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Old 05-28-2017, 02:34 AM   #38
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One trouble I have with piano black is that the surface attracts and shows dust like crazy. I keep a microfibre towel in the cupholder but I just can ever keep it dustless.

Any secrets that you keep it look clean, OP? Maybe a surface treatment or something?
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Old 06-03-2017, 10:12 PM   #39
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One trouble I have with piano black is that the surface attracts and shows dust like crazy. I keep a microfibre towel in the cupholder but I just can ever keep it dustless.

Any secrets that you keep it look clean, OP? Maybe a surface treatment or something?
Would a thin wax coating help with dust? Idk, just a thought...
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:52 AM   #40
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Looks nice. The silver interior color is terrible. Mine is wrapped in a carbon fiber themed vinyl. Was thinking about doing all the rest (grab handles, light housings, sun visors, pillars between windows, etc.) in gunmetal gray to match. My 2002 has that light gray/tan color to everything that I can't stand.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:06 AM   #41
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I'm gonna pop my door panel off today to see what kind of dremmel work is necessary
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Old 06-06-2017, 01:30 PM   #42
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Any idea if the oem hvac bezel has a clearcoat? They look as if they come with maybe one single coat, or a matte coat? Idunno.... would love to mimic it, though.
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:06 PM   #43
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Took the door panel off, super stressful when it comes to doing it. The two difficult parts were getting the top part out where its wedged into the actual steel door with the glass window, and putting it back on without damaging the tweeter. Btw Subaru, that is the most half-a%%d tweeter mounting. If you guys ever get the chance you'll know what I'm talking about.

As for the door lever trim, its definitely in there good. On the backside of the trim, on the inside of the door panel, it's held in by a few guide screws (easy) a couple phillips screws (easy) but then other mounting points hold the trim in where they melted the posts to hold the trim in place. Uggghhh...

Saving this one till I have a good full day to spare. Probably going to take a dremmel like OP suggested and a few more short screws. Still debating on whether to go with 36Y Onyx Metallic or Blue Steel metallic for the long hvac bezel.

*sorry for no pics. my phone died JUST as I was snapping the photo.

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Old 06-21-2017, 09:26 PM   #44
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Instead of posting about how indecisive I am...

ordered 2x 12oz cans of paint.

1 obsidian black pearl (32J) for rear 5dr chrome trim. been debating this for the longest!
1 onyx metallic (36Y) for window switch and shifter trim pieces.

I want to see how everything looks before I decide on the hvac bezel trim. Along with that will come having to dremmel out those door lever bezels. So I want to make damn sure on the color I select lol. Strongly considering blue steel metallic (86F), but we'll see.

Will post pics of before and afters ^.^
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:31 AM   #45
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SICK.. I'm DOING THIS
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