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sparrow77 09-17-2012 04:10 PM

Black interior?
 
Has anybody on here seen an interior painted very dark, black even? I'm growing a little tired of the grey dashboard and I was wondering how a black one would look. I'm apprehensive as it might end up looking too plasticky or glossy, which is why I thought I'd pose the question here.

felixthecat 09-17-2012 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by sparrow77 (Post 4359248)
Has anybody on here seen an interior painted very dark, black even? I'm growing a little tired of the grey dashboard and I was wondering how a black one would look. I'm apprehensive as it might end up looking too plasticky or glossy, which is why I thought I'd pose the question here.

I'd say it depends on the gloss of the paint. Semi gloss/ flat or gloss. I say try spraying some on a similar material. My interior is black & if I use a hi gloss protectant, like armorall it will have a hi gloss to it.

MattDzx3 09-17-2012 11:09 PM

I have thought about doing the same thing (that gray is just boring to look at), if you do it I wanna see pics!

mikebontoft 09-17-2012 11:38 PM

use vinyl and fabric paint. I did it awhile ago.

MattDzx3 09-18-2012 12:29 AM

^^^Which did you use on the plastic dash? Vinyl should work for smooth parts like around the hvac controls but I don't think it will stick to the textured dash. Also how does fabric paint hold up to wear?

Nettalp 09-19-2012 12:25 AM

you could plastic dip your dash pieces

Tarmac 09-19-2012 02:46 AM

come on guys. why?

zx360 09-19-2012 07:10 AM

Blacked mine out years ago.Not very good photos sorry.
Black paint on he pillars and micro suede headliner.
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._3580344_n.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...191_8650_n.jpg

Gobliz 09-19-2012 10:06 AM

Isn't there a stock black dash that can be swapped? That'd be my route [:I]

mikebontoft 09-19-2012 03:40 PM

actually yeah there is. I came across a regular zx3 with one but it had glass all over it so I didnt pull it.

I didn't do the dash... but I did do the carpet, door panels and glove box(es) along with the console. I did not use clear or prep very well.

it held up pretty well. the armrest and door handle got a little worn. I even did my seats for the hell of it. they didn't fade too often and each time they faded less.

if I do it again... semi gloss will be used along with clear coat on the hard plastic and the vinyl paint on, well, the vinyl.


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