I had some of the interior trim of my ZX5 painted a metallic gray to match the Liquid Gray exterior. Looked really good too, not too flashy, but gave it a nice custom look. See my gallery for the interior pics (or you can just look in the ZX5 gallery for my pics).
i had my zx3 interior all painted up, twice. first in red, then in black metal flake. i painted the vents, the guage surround, radio surround, etc. typical things to paint in the car. don't have any pics of that.
then with the zts, i decided just to paint the guage surround to match the silver in the stock mach audio stereo surround. and then painted the FC shifter surround to match as well. noone can even tell that it's painted. everyone thinks it came that way, which is what i was going for. didn't want anything flashy and gawdy.
Usually areas that are subject to people kicking, bumping, scratching,scraping as they get in and out of the car or general use. Door handles, kick panels, etc. most any item that is low in the car and subject to peoples feet/shoes. You can paint just about anything you want just be prepared to repaint these types of areas as they begin to show wear.
I am having the entire thing painted, twilight blue, my vents and bezel and some other pieces will be racing silver.
If you paint it i recommend you do this:
Take it ALL out and do it all at once. This way you dont have 3 different shades of the same color paint lol. Sometimes the paint just differs ever so slightly and you can tell a difference in the sun. If you buy the paint all at the same time, and paint them all at once, you should not be able to tell a difference.
Sand it down REAL good. Sand the plastic almost smooth. If you have ANY armorall or wax on there the paint or adhesion promoter wont stick more than a couple months tops.
Get some Bulldog adhesion promoter. This will make the primer/paint stick ALOT better to the plastic.
Prime it up real good
Sand it down
prime it again (lightly) and sand to make sure you didnt miss anything and got it all smooth.
Paint 2 or 3 coats of whatever color.
Here some people sand it lightly, with a real fine sand paper to get a finished smooth look before they clear coat it.
Apply 2 or 3 coats of clear coat. Here some people wet sand it ( i have no clue wtf wet sanding is)
Thats how i originally painted my vents, and how we painted my buddy's VW. The VW has no chips or anything and it was painted 12-13 months ago.
that sounds great guys! I am interested in painting the inside vents etc. also. Ive got a silver ZX5 and my stereo swurround is already "brushed aluminum" any reccommendations on what color to go with for the vents??
Im thinking about having the whole interrior painted black, But I have the Grey leather interrior and the whole dash seems squishy (not sure if its leather or not) So would paint still stick to it? Also what would it cost to have it all professionally painted? Also would this void the warrenty? (if it was professionally done)