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    In the process of repainting the interior trim of my car as it was a manky grey vinyl, to Titanium Silver, to match the exterior (only done half so far, but thought I'd post sum pics up of the bits done....)

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    Bits done so far:







    The rest should be done today and then I just need to laquer them. Trying to find a clear matt laquer, but its proving tricky so I may just have to settle for normal gloss.
     
     

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    Good work, im going to do mine soon, just wondering whether to do it in Aluminium or the same colour of the car (Blue).
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by L16YD L View Post
    Good work, im going to do mine soon, just wondering whether to do it in Aluminium or the same colour of the car (Blue).
    No mate, blue won't look good as an interior...look into carbon vinyl
     
     

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    I once had mine sprayed Gloss Black to match the colour of a Compact that i had ill see if i have any piccy knocking about but IMO it looked the dogs danglies.
     
     

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    cool. need to do this too. the grey is so dull, want to black everything out. can you explain how you did it? complete nube at this stuff. details from removal, preps and final end result would be dam cool
     
     

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    Doing this myself when I get a moment, a brushed aluminium should look nice.

    Rough steps are as follows;

    1: Clean the surfaces really well, using a "Plastic Prep" cleaner.
    2: Mask off or remove all parts that you're wanting to paint.
    3: Apply 2 coats of Flexible primer.
    4: After the primer has cured, scuff it lightly with 600 grit paper.
    5: Apply your top colour coats, lightly and evenly.
    6: Once the top coat has cured and you're happy with the coverage, apply a couple of coats of lacquer to finish.

    Hope that helps, and look forward to seeing both of the finished results.
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    Im also wanting to do this! Supprised at how easily they come off.

    I would like to see gloss black?? Piano key black would be stunning (I guess wont be a home job tho..)

    I was thinking red, but worried it will look tacky (Cars black, wanted red calipers)
     
     

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    I removed all the trim (just pops out), scrapped / peeled all the vinyl stuff off, then sanded it with wet and dry, couple of fine coats of plastic primer, light sand fine with wet and dry, couple of coats of titanium silver - leaving it to dry for a day or two before I start the laquering. Before laquering, it'll be sanded back lighting with 1200 grit wet and dry (with plenty fo water)

    I went for a lighter colour because I've got the black headling as well and its pretty dark inside - plus I really hated the grey. Black would have been fine - I really wanted some brushed aluminium trim but was too tight to pay what the sets were going for on E-Bay.
     
     

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    Forgot to add that I've got some updated pics that I'll stick up on a bit (with all the trim in place)
     
     

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    Some updated pics (all pre laquer) of the trim in place...











    Overall, very happy with the results and I really think it lifts the interior of the car.
     
     

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