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Old 04-01-2005
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screwed up painting interior pieces, where to buy new?

i painted the mirror defrost vents, they came out fine...but i'm not sure i like it.

and i painted the door locks (i have manual locks), the cylinder part that you unscrew to pull out. the thing you mash down to lock the door.

that got f*cked up bad. i sanded em down and painted them, one came out fine, the other i was going to resand and paint. so i put the good one back in, and it was to tight. to get it in the "lock" position, it scrapes a bunch of the paint off, and generally looks ****ty.

i was thinking of just replacing them with billet, and might do that, but i still need to know where to get the vents if i continue to not like them.

anybody wanna trade red vents for stock grey? they look fine...just don't really like'em that much.
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just the phone book too used auto part section and start calling
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Old 04-01-2005
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Id say for the door locks just replace them Autozone has some pretty nice billet ones, as for the A/C vents u'll have to check around ur local junk yards or u could maybe sand them down again and try ur best to color match them to ur interior color or, the always last ditch effort go to ur local Ford dealership and have them order u new ones but only if money is no object cuz they'll cost $$$$
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Old 04-02-2005
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they shouldnt be that expensive from a dealership. worst comes to worst you could send them to and have them make them another color, like brushed alum or carbon fiber, thats what i would do
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Old 04-02-2005
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check out
i have the regular pins that are listed on the left of the page
they have a bunch in billet and you can get the little ring that goes around the pins...they also have some other cool stuff as well...look all products becasue some mustang stuff will fit our trucks....
you didnt ask for billet but if you are going to relplace then you might as well.
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