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Painting the Panels

What kind of paint would i use to paint the interior???
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I repainted my whole interior using SEM brand spray paint , and krylon fusion ultra flat .
Before you paint use adheison promoter first or it wont stick .
Prep prep prep . Any more ? or need any help let me know .
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Thanks for the advice. Any Ideas on doing the head liner? Ive got synthetic leather seats and I kinda want it to match... Any Suggestions??
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On the headliner take it out and reupolster it its cheap and easy , looks 10x better than painting , Not sure on the seats I just baught some seat covers .
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Yea i just bought seat covers off eBay for $80 and theyre really nice... theyre iggee or something synthetic leather... they retail for like 249 it was a steal.

But im gonna look into taking the headliner out.. do you know where to start with that?
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Duplicolor makes a "fabric and vinyl" paint, idk how it would be on a headliner, but it did great on my vinyl door panels. I can show you a pic if youd like. They have a WIDE variety of colors, or just get get your headliner wrapped in a color youd like.
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Thats what I was thinkin like wrapping it in a similar material to the seat covers and I DOO want to paint the panels so Dupli color im sure makes black... and will that work for pretty much all the surfaces?
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^^ Im pretty sure it will work for most surfaces. I did the armrest and the pad above it and it still looks incredible. Just keep your arms clean, but if you get black then yur fine.
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As long as you clean with accetone then spray on adheison promoter first .
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use duplicolor adhesion promoter and SEM Ladau Black
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i knew zach would pop up!
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Zach...did you take the dash out!!?? or just tape off parts??

And Sully did you use what type of Duplicolor for the Door panel work it looks amazing...
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so how did you prep the dash for painting like that? adhesion promotor or sanding?

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zach how long did it take for that to dry?..and u plan on doing the headliner?
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Likewise Mine looked like Zachs before but heres the after . I went black with OD trim .

Definately tape off It only took me 45 miuntes to tape after I blew all morning trying to take out dash .
Hey biz I did 4 coats promoter and 5-6 coats of paint I started painting at 1 and was done by 3 but let it dry overnight before I did anything like reinstall parts . all the trim peices I took out to paint and let them dry and cure nearly a week before replacing them .
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What trim pieces did you remove?
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zach how long did it take for that to dry?..and u plan on doing the headliner?
no i am not going to do headliner.

You need to wait as long as possible before you reassemble. 24 hours at the minimum. the longer you wait the better it will be.

I know I didnt install anything for 2 days and i still skuffed some paint off during install. Other pieces that sat for a week or more before install did not skuff at all.

I really like the black dash and all, it fits for how i used to want my truck. but now i dont care as much for aesthetics "show"
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What trim pieces did you remove?
Everything you see thats Od green . Basicly all hard plastic trim not vynil like dash .
Air bag , glove box , radio bezel , gauge bezel , kick plate under stearing wheel , door panels , window trim panel , back panel , lower kick panel beside door . vents on dash .
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How do you take the door pieces out. I tried to go at it yesterday but couldnt figure it out ??
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I just used the "fabric and vinyl" paint from duplicolor.
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ok but did you take the pieces out or leave them in and tape everything off? Im trying to avoid a llot of deconstruction if i can
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ok but did you take the pieces out or leave them in and tape everything off? Im trying to avoid a llot of deconstruction if i can
Good luck
I drove around for over 2 weeks with no interior , this is one of those projects that you do not want to take any short cuts or you will regret it . Like we said when you paint peices let them cure as long as possible before putting them back in , youll be suprised how you wont really notice most of the stuff missing .
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I would suggest taking off the panels.

There are two screws under the arm rest handle and another one at the bottom part of the panel on the outer edge.

I'm not sure if you have power windows or not but if you do you should be able to slide the panel up at this point.

There is still on screw attached to the inside of the panel. The easiest thing for me is pop off the black piece of the panel that has the door lock and window switches on it.

Then remove the remaining door panel screw and then pop off the window and door lock switches from black piece.

You should be able to get it off from there.

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