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Armrests... FINALLY got paint to dry!

Thanks to whoever suggested DupliColor for painting the vinyl armrests...

I made the pilgrimage to the local auto parts store & they actually had gloss black DupliColor vinyl & plastic paint... in stock. They normally don't stock anything but washer fluid.

Grabbed both cans off the shelf & headed home to re-re-re-re-repaint the armrests.
After wiping off my last attempt at painting these darn armrests gloss black, I gave them a coat, let it dry a few minutes, shot a second heavier coat, let it dry for about an hour (to make sure it was really gonna dry this time).

Only took half a can for both armrests.

They were totally dry within half an hour. Installed them back on the door panels after about 2 hours & they match 96% the window/lock switch panels I painted with Krylon Fusion last year.

No more sticky armrests!

While I had the garage stunk up with paint/paint thinner, I decided to paint the grill all black with Fusion. Looks much better than the black/fading gray.

Now, I think I'd like to change the gray carpeted area on the door panels to black. Anyone ever tried the DupliColor vinyl/fabric paint on carpet?

Pics to come when I get caught up on some stuff around the house.
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ehmm so...

weres the pics!... u teaser!
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Now, I think I'd like to change the gray carpeted area on the door panels to black. Anyone ever tried the DupliColor vinyl/fabric paint on carpet?

Pics to come when I get caught up on some stuff around the house.
I used it on my fox door panels, there was a fabric area. Need to redo it but use that spray primer first. I wasn't totally happen with it the first time around. Good luck!

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FINALLY, PICS!!

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Brenda that look really good for painted fabric!

Buggman, the door panels look great! Nice work
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I painted mine silver using the same paint and it has worn down in about a year so just keep in mind you will probably have to redo it eventually. It still looks great
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Thanks Mike!

And Bugg man, those look AWESOME!! Great job!
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Thanks guys & gals,

After seeing Foxxy's painted door panels, I might give my door panel carpet a shot of the fabric paint to see what happens.
I think a little more black accents on the door panels would look nice.

Wouldn't hurt if I'd take time to wash some of the dirt off it either
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Those look good Bugg
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Thanks guys & gals,

After seeing Foxxy's painted door panels, I might give my door panel carpet a shot of the fabric paint to see what happens.
I think a little more black accents on the door panels would look nice.

Wouldn't hurt if I'd take time to wash some of the dirt off it either
Good luck with it and (hint), extra coats. Mine look dark grey in the pics (I think) but is black. I have a few lighter areas now, but this is a year later. Like I think someone else said, be prepared to redo them in the future.

Post pics when your done please!
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lol, I remember back when I had my really beat up 87 RX7 Turbo, it was a black car with a burgundy interior. Someone put blue Integra buckets in it, painted the dash and door panels black, cuz it had a maroon interior, and they even spraypainted the carpet black, but you could still see the maroon. It was awful lol.
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