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Old 09-17-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 09-17-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:09 PM   #3
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I have thought about doing the same thing (that gray is just boring to look at), if you do it I wanna see pics!
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:38 PM   #4
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use vinyl and fabric paint. I did it awhile ago.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:29 AM   #5
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^^^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?
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you could plastic dip your dash pieces
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:46 AM   #7
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come on guys. why?
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Blacked mine out years ago.Not very good photos sorry.
Black paint on he pillars and micro suede headliner.

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