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Old 05-11-2008, 05:48 AM   #1
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Which paint?

I'm thinking of painting my interior(vents, cd/a/c cluster cover, fuse cover, etc), but I want to know the best paint to use on them.

I heard Krylon Fusion is the best?

Also, for just a opniion, do you guys think lime green will look ugly as the interior?(I already tested it on my battery cover under the hood, it seems to look ok) My focus is black and I don't really want to do the classic bumble bee yellow and black, or black on black... :S


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Lime green is my absolute favorite color but I still wouldn't paint anything lime green inside unless the car's exterior was lime green. A word comes to mind....rice.

I had my dash pieces-parts painted bright red (with Krylon fusion) for about 2 weeks. It was ridiculously out of place in my silver car with gray interior.
I painted them metallic silver to match my paint and seats and they look more tasteful now.

I used Krylon fusion and it works great, but so did regular name brand paint when I switched the color to silver. Don't but dollar store paint, spend the extra $2 for the name brand stuff. I hit the pieces up with matte finish after so it wouldn't glare too much. Looks more OEM in finish.

Bottom line is it's your car and you can paint it what you want.
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i sell paint for a living this is what i did and how i how do it again.

1) clean your pannels with a mild degregent to remove all dirt and vynil cleaners you put on the pannels in the past

2) sand the items with 1000 grit wet dry sandpaper and rinse with clean water to remove all sanding dust

(remember clean and with sanded are the keys to a good paint job)

3) base coat with adhesion promoter you can get at auto zone or a local car paint suppiler two to three thin coats is good

4) top caot with touch up car spray paint agian auto zone very thin coats but stills wet coats

5) clear coat with auto spray paint thin but wet coats again

hope you find this helpful rember this sound like a lot of work but just think of much work it would be to take off any bad paint and do it over if ti is not done right the frist time.
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also look at my gallery pics to see me pannels done if you want
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Just an Update..

Decided that lime green in the interior = *barf*, even thou its one of my favorite colors. I decided I would paint the interior glossy black(like my car color) and the inside of the engine parts lime green.

Already painted and installed the a/c, temp control, cd player, cluster panel. Looks pretty dang good. Also painted my battery cover lime green, looks alright, need to add a clear coat(for glossiness) thou..
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try metal effects clear coat from duplicolor ...

i've used Fusion in the past.. it worked well under the hood... (but i had hood spacers and removed the rear rubber seal to keep things cool)..

as far as interior.. duplicolor makes paint just for that ... it worked fine for me...

Metal Specks is a good paint . it's urethane based and dries beautifully.. however a glossy clear coat is REQUIRED.
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AHH! I can't decide what color I should paint under the hood.
Was going to be lime green(battery cover is already that color)

but now I'm thinking maybe blue? My Volant filter is blue... Ahh, so many colors to choose from!

However my interior is still going to be black.
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i painted all my vents and stuff in my interior blue. my focus is smoke grey..it looks really good i did it all today, ill post some pics soon
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use krylon. My friend and I just did his fofo this saturday

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