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Bstrong 10-08-2012 10:13 PM

Starting new build, need advice.
I have an 08 I'm gonna start on this weekend and would like some advice. I wanna paint the interior of the car (it's tan I want it black) and was wondering which paint would be best. I've seen people use plastidip and duplicolor vinyl and wanna know if anyone has recommendations? I'm also thinking of painting the "focus" Lettering on the trunk. And finally the chrome plates on the fenders, should I use the same paint or get several types?

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champjfocus 10-09-2012 01:50 PM

What are you wanting to paint?

Bstrong 10-09-2012 01:51 PM

The dash and around the radio

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champjfocus 10-09-2012 04:33 PM


Bstrong 10-09-2012 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by champjfocus (Post 4396003)

Any noticeable change in texture?

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champjfocus 10-25-2012 10:08 PM

I have yet to have that question answered for me but I heard it holds up well.

Kipp 11-04-2012 11:29 PM

plastidip is a good option. It does have some texture to it, but how much depends on how well you spray it. that also gives you the option to remove is later if you want a different color or put back to stock. What I have always used for interior painting is Krylon Fusion. It is designed to work on plastic without major prep work (no primer, just clean and paint). This will work on any hard plastic. If you're wanting to paint over the softer material in the car like the armrests, then plastidip will work better for that. Same goes for the outside. Paint or dip will work and each has it's own benefits.

I did krylon on the interior and works great, however on parts that get touched often (around radio, near door handles) it has faded and needs to be redone (keep in mind I just use the paint without any clearcoat over it). the ext I did plastidip black on my spoiler and rear emblems. ran it through a brushed carwash a few hours after spraying and it peeled one corner a little off one of the emblem letters, but the rest was fine (didn't let it set long enough after spraying).

ThatFocusAgain 11-04-2012 11:35 PM

you could go with the duplicor paint i use it to repaint parts on my race quad so i trust it will work for your interior. i have my interior VIN matched and professionaly painted. PLastidip is also a great thing. I looked into doing some of my under hood plastic covers in the 3M carbon fiber wrap. its texrured and forms great with a heat gun. highly recommend doing that, and its removable.

A7xschecter6661 11-05-2012 08:21 AM

Don't know how well it works but AAP stocks this

Snyper 11-05-2012 07:02 PM

You could always use the plasti dip as a base coat then paint over it with dupli color in black. That way, you won't get the texture that the dip gives you. And even better, if you want a change of color, just peal it right off!

I dipped the console first, then went over with with some regular rattle cans, then a bunch of clear coat. It will look like this:

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