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marbalizing interior...

while in walmart yesterday, i was looking at the easter egg painting kits...

there was one it where u could marble paint an egg...

the trick is to hold the egg, place a few drops of liquid paint on it, then put on a rubber glove and "palm" the egg...rollin it in your palm and spreading the paint


the finished effect would look somewhat marble



i was wondering if the same could be done with my interior pieces i would like to paint....

like, i'd get a cool rattle can color or whatever, spray the paint into the cap, then drip a few drops onto the panels, then "palm" the piece...


sound good?
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I have a feeling it's easier said than done... lol
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they make a kit for it...a buddy of mine did that on his grand am lowrider a long time ago...it was kind of cool

oh i found this
http://www.krylon.com/main/inspirati...ration_details

not exactly what he used but similar
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umm what interior pieces would you be painting here man... i guess it would look ok but it depends on the interior color and what not
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i would think its possible but i cant imagine it world be easy to do at all
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Easter... Who cares...
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i wanna paint the door panels where the power window/lock buttons are, and the radio bezel

the stock color is black, and i was thinkin of tryin to paint them the sonic blue color...
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Well do it and take pics wild your at it...
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i just mite do that!
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oh I see...
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For custom textures like that; i would go to Phoenix Imaging. I've seen their work, and it's top knotch. Not cheap glue-on overlays.

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WTF?

is that painted?

i'll look into it...
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now that looks awsome... definatly do it....
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For custom textures like that; i would go to Phoenix Imaging. I've seen their work, and it's top knotch. Not cheap glue-on overlays.

Damn I like that alot...
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It's called "hydrographics". Basically, they immerse the part to be covered under water, then float the graphic over it. Then you slowly raise the part, and let the graphic form over it. It's then dried and coated with clear to protect the graphic and add shine.

The pattern above is a blue granite, but the company rep said that they could do many custom shades and patterns. They have a black snakeskin pattern that looks amazing on interior parts.

You can either send them your pieces or pay for them to get OEM interior parts for the work. It's obviously cheaper to send your own, but some people don't want to be missing trim for a week. Either way, it's a true OEM piece that looks awesome. I saw a brushed aluminium dash on a Ranger three weeks ago, and it looked great.
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It's called "hydrographics". Basically, they immerse the part to be covered under water, then float the graphic over it. Then you slowly raise the part, and let the graphic form over it. It's then dried and coated with clear to protect the graphic and add shine.

The pattern above is a blue granite, but the company rep said that they could do many custom shades and patterns. They have a black snakeskin pattern that looks amazing on interior parts.

You can either send them your pieces or pay for them to get OEM interior parts for the work. It's obviously cheaper to send your own, but some people don't want to be missing trim for a week. Either way, it's a true OEM piece that looks awesome. I saw a brushed aluminium dash on a Ranger three weeks ago, and it looked great.
I've e-mailed for a quote on the True Leaf Camo for my interior pieces...very kool man thanx for the link!
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haha

*now going to ghetto rig a setup like that in my basement....haha*

u bet i'm gonna try that water thing...i got a big sink downstairs...haha
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Bryan,

To estimate the cost, they will need a rough guess on the surface area to process. I emailed them a while ago, and here was the response:

I do not stock factory parts for your vehicle, so you would need to send in your parts to be processed. If you would like a quote prior to sending in your parts, e-mail me a list of the parts you want to have decorated along with their measurements (width of the part at the widest point by the height of the part at the tallest point, going over any curves). This process can be done to any hard-surfaced part, such as plastic or metal, as long as it can be dunked in water.

Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Sincerely yours,

Robyn
Phoenix Imaging
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Brent,

Good luck with the "ghetto wrap" project. Make sure you prep the surface real good, and use distilled water. It's still going to be a biotch, but think of the experiance you'll get. I have no clue where they get the graphics overlay from, and that might make it impossible to do at home.
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im interested if we can get some pricing ideas!!
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FTW did a group buy last year, I think. I missed it (mainly because I rarely check anything on FTW). Prehaps we could ask the Phoenix folks about a quantity discount.
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id be interested in straight chrome yellow color. seems like a good alternative to painting which can fade!
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I was thinking about the black snakeskin pattern, or a blue carbon fiber with blue trimmed Wet Okole seats. My interior is all grey/black, so i could use some color.
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i saw a painter do this at the local body shop. he was painting a full dash, and the guy wanted it "marbleized". he prepped the surface, laid a basecoat, and sprayed a coat of paint and let it dry. when he went to do the second coat, he used a lighter color, just barely, and sprayed it on. once he got done, he put cellophane on top of it and kind of just freehand put crinkle and swirls in the paint. he let it sit for like a minute, and took it off and let it dry. it lookes pretty cool. cheapo way, but cool none the less. i might try it in mine and see how it works........
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Actually that's how any professional painter would do marblized paint. Am I the only one that watches discovery channel?
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