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Old 09-07-2008   #1  
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Painted interior plastics, Awesome!

I painted my interior plastics today. I've been wanting to do this for a really long time. I finally found a spray can that worked perfectly. The paint is Krylon fusion for plastic. It's formulated to stick to plastic without any prep or primer!



Although I didn't take a picture of it, I wiped down all of the pieces with a wax and grease remover. Which is essential for insuring that there isn't any dirt or grim on whatever you're about to paint. Always clean before you paint!

Here's a picture of some of the pieces I painted.



In this picture, you can see the one of the left is not painted, versus the one on the right, is painted with black satin.



And then here are two pieces painted completely.



The Satin black paint matches perfectly to the stock dash board. The painted pieces have a bit of a shine to them, so the dashboard only matches when you armor all it. That's ok though. Usually mine is.

It's kind of strange though. When you compare the dash board to the black pieces, you see that the top half of the dash board is actually dark dark grey, and the bottom half is black. I wonder if it has anything to do with sun exposure. Anyway, If you have a black interior, DO THIS MOD!!! it's CRAZY how much better it looks. After you do it, you think holy crap! why didn't Honda make it like this is the first place? My theory is that with the lighter color pillars and roof, it tricks you into thinking there's more headroom I donno.

The paint cost like 6 bucks, worth every penny.

It's too dark out to take pics of them installed, but if anyone wants to see some I'll snap a few later this week.

And then here's a teaser picture for my upcoming project which should be done by next weekend:

(Hint: I already did them red, but I'm going to re-do it with different paint.)

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krylon fushion is the best - i paint my filter intake tubes in all of my fish tanks
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Thats sweet, let me know how well that paint holds up to like scratches and stuff, I want to paint mine but my car gets used alot usually with other people in the car so if i do paint the interior it needs to be resistant to scratching. Also how much did you spray and how many cans did you use.
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paint hasnt held up the best on my door panels and I used grease remover on mine before painting...starts to chip but holds up good enough
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The Can says that it will paint 25 square feet on a non porous surface. I just bought one can for all those pillar plastics. I would say that I gave it about 2 to 3 coats. It covers really well because it's black, and because the gray is also a dark color. Although I also did light coats, to keep the satin look. You could probably do everything in one coat, but it might turn out shinier then if you did lighter coats.
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JDUB05, you're suggesting that it doesn't hold up so well. Mayb on the door panels themselves where they get touched alot it won't hold up, but DX5spd, if you paint the pillars Im sure that it'll hold up just fine, because you don't really touch the pillars, at least for me I don't touch them like ever.
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Sweet I'll have to give it a try. I tried some other stuff on my door panel as a test to see how it held up but with everyone that gets in and out of my car especially being only two door the panels can get roughed up. Back seat is being stripped out soon
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I wouldn't try it. Door panels and so on it doesn't last.
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I'd like to see some pics of it in the car if you dont mind, thanks.. looks good from what I see..

Should there be some kind of protective coating you should be putting on it? For the sun or whatever, I dont know.
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^ Yeah I'll take pictures tomorrow if the sun comes out.

You could put a clear coat over it if you wanted to. To protect it more, but in this case I'm not going to because I want to keep it 'satin' not glossy.
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JDUB05, you're suggesting that it doesn't hold up so well. Mayb on the door panels themselves where they get touched alot it won't hold up, but DX5spd, if you paint the pillars Im sure that it'll hold up just fine, because you don't really touch the pillars, at least for me I don't touch them like ever.
Agreed.

I painted the entire interior of my truck with this stuff. Changed it from gray to black. It holds up well most places. But it's easy to scratch off if you hit it with something, or wear through in high traffic areas. But for the pillars it would work perfectly.

I also want to see some pics!!
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nice so far...would like to see pics also of them installed. for the guys that are wondering if its worth doing... if you want a black interior and not the blackish/grayish interior then i think this is the way to go since its only $6 or so. pretty much what i'm saying is that its cheaper than bringing it to some shop and getting them to do it and it end up chipping regardless of what type of paint they use. anyways, just thought i would put my 2 cents in.
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Cool, thnx for sharing. Do you like painted door panels more than cloth?
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