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    Hello all I know its a strange question but I wanna change the leathers in my car to beige and the dash is all black I want to paint the bottom half beige have you guys got any suggestions of what type of paint I need where to get it from etc, will it need to laqered? I want something that doesnt flake of or crack in a short period of time, any help would be great cheers
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    hmm nobody knows?
     
     

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    Guess not...give it time, people don't log on 24/7 here
     
     

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    Think you might get a better reponse later when people are at home and possibly on the forum mate

    Sometimes takes a little while to get the best advice, probably people thinking about how to reply right now
     
     

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    my mate did his dash silver, he used an alcohol cleaner to clean the dash, then used a good plastic primer(this is a must ) as its a paint adhesion promoter, then he just used a silver car paint (2 coats) then he laquered it, if you dont laquer it then you cant clean it, its been done now for 5 months and as good as the day he did it.

    have a look at this stuff:
    http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/incarstyl.html
     
     

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    There is a specific paint for "hard" vinyl/leather surfaces available. Hellfrauds sell it and I'm sure there will be other outlets too.

    Otherwise I would suggest Kev ^^^ has it it spot on! Can't emphasize enough the need for alcohol cleaner and proper primer though!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwkev View Post
    my mate did his dash silver, he used an alcohol cleaner to clean the dash, then used a good plastic primer(this is a must ) as its a paint adhesion promoter, then he just used a silver car paint (2 coats) then he laquered it, if you dont laquer it then you cant clean it, its been done now for 5 months and as good as the day he did it.

    have a look at this stuff:
    http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/incarstyl.html
    Hi thanks for the info very helpful, but can I ask you was this for an e46? because its not a hard surface really its a bit spongy if you know what i mean you reckon it will work on e46,

    also last question the e46 dash isnt smooth its has a sort of rough surface with little indentations (cant really explain it, its asort of patterned surface) by spraying it and lacqeuring it will it get rid of the pattern? Also checked the site seems to be good stuff but they dont do it in beige colour any ideas?

    update: just been speaking to live help on that site they dont seem to sell it anymore!

    Quote Originally Posted by tux View Post
    There is a specific paint for "hard" vinyl/leather surfaces available. Hellfrauds sell it and I'm sure there will be other outlets too.

    Otherwise I would suggest Kev ^^^ has it it spot on! Can't emphasize enough the need for alcohol cleaner and proper primer though!
    Thanks for the info! mate tried halfords one and it started cracking after a week or so! he even put two coats of lacqeur on it didnt work, so thats a non starter,
     
     

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    I have been doing a bit of research and I have found what seems to be the correct paint, http://www.duplicolor.com/products/vinyl.html but its over in the US and as far as I can tell its not available in the U.K, anyone have any idea if theres a similar product available in U.K I want it in beige, thanks in advance
     
     

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    I can't understand anyone wanting to paint their dash

    I presume you're just looking for a Matt finish and not completely smoothed and and painted like mine?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    I can't understand anyone wanting to paint their dash

    I presume you're just looking for a Matt finish and not completely smoothed and and painted like mine?
    Hi RYM the reason is I have bought a biege interior for my bimma but dont have the dash and as you know on a beige interior the bottom half of the dash is also beige, yeah im after a matt finish, but just out of interest how did you do yours, what kind of paint and prep did you go through, thanks
     
     

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