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Old 07-18-2012, 10:46 PM
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Why isn't this a sticky yet? There is enough other useless junk on the sticky section and not this useful thread that I'll be using as I learn my new tC??
W/E, its an old thread and I thank the O.P.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:33 AM
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AWESOME! So THAT's how ya do it!!! Thanks so much for sharing!
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Has anyone ever taken there trim to get powder coated ? Or recommend it ? Bc I really don't want to go through all this hard work & then have it start flaking or peeling
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I may be wrong but I don't think you can powder coat plastic. It would melt in the baking process. Typically powder coating is only done on metal. You could always have a body/paint shop paint them, it would look a lot better than the color matched duplicolor rattle cans

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Has anyone ever taken there trim to get powder coated ? Or recommend it ? Bc I really don't want to go through all this hard work & then have it start flaking or peeling
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Originally Posted by scottobahn View Post
I may be wrong but I don't think you can powder coat plastic. It would melt in the baking process. Typically powder coating is only done on metal. You could always have a body/paint shop paint them, it would look a lot better than the color matched duplicolor rattle cans
Ok that answers that then lol thanks ... Now 2nd question has anyone experience any flaking or peeling since painting with a can ?
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by darwintheory View Post
Ok that answers that then lol thanks ... Now 2nd question has anyone experience any flaking or peeling since painting with a can ?
I didn't paint with a can. I had a professional paint shop: wet sand, primer, base, paint, and clear coat. It won't peel and its color matched to my car.
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How much did it cost & do you having any pics
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by darwintheory View Post
How much did it cost & do you having any pics
I paid $150 plus shipping both ways. All the silver pieces in the interior were painted by NIA kits.

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Wow looks awesome ^^^^ ... Any other options out there ? Anyone plasti dip ? Think I read that somewhere but can't find it
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I took off my interior cluster trim. Ended up breaking one clasp on each cluster trim. Not too concerned about it but going to see how well it goes back on lol, I think itll be okay.. :/
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ashtc2 View Post
I paid $150 plus shipping both ways. All the silver pieces in the interior were painted by NIA kits.



What are NIA kits? $150 seems expensive to paint plastic when you could just do it yourself but I suppose its worth the peace of mind that it won't flake later forcing you to disassemble it again. Those who have painted it themselves, what kind of paint did you use and how did it turn out long term?
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Does you think you could do this write up but with the rear part? Like the side speaker panels and trunk?
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Originally Posted by 2001chromo View Post
Fantastic writeup. Thank you!!!!

I've been wanting to take the top of the dash off and I was wondering where the airbag deployed as I want to cover/wrap the top of the dash with something like DI NOC.

After looking at this I'm still wondering where the passenger airbag deploys.

Does anyone know for sure exactly where/how it comes out?

Thanks again for the great write up.
This car got 4 air bags, if you still got the owner manual on page 447 they got a diagram of the 4 airbags hope this help
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:45 AM
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has anybody done the interior in a dark gold/ bronze color? kinda debating to do this...
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Originally Posted by tc2newb View Post
has anybody done the interior in a dark gold/ bronze color? kinda debating to do this...
You should try Plasti dip if you don't like it remove it

https://www.dipyourcar.com/True-Metallics-Plasti-Dip/
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So, my question is: After removing all the silver trim, can you drive the car safely without a dash, steering wheel cover, etc? I do not want to paint my pieces myself, so I am worried about turnaround time.
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Originally Posted by v_erge View Post
So, my question is: After removing all the silver trim, can you drive the car safely without a dash, steering wheel cover, etc? I do not want to paint my pieces myself, so I am worried about turnaround time.
Disassembling my interior tomorrow. Anyone have any insight on drivability?
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:50 PM
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silver trim as in....steering wheel, hvac, door handle, shifter trim, gauge cluster trim...u should be fine. I would put some painters tape in the streering wheel areas just to cover up any loose wires and/or hold up the radio buttons temporarily

but if your going as far as removing the vent trims, i'm not sure since you need to take the whole top of the dash off. I suppose if you take off the dash, remove the trim, then reinstall the dash without the trim it should be fine. but that's A LOT of working. especially when u factor in having to do it again to reinstall
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Old 11-24-2014, 12:50 AM
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Hey all -

Pretty new to painting anything besides interior of homes...just looking for some feedback and/or advice. I took off both side trim pieces of the doors and used Krylon Fusion (3 coats) and 2 coats of ACE clear coat. After letting it dry for 2 hours, I picked them up and brought them inside. I noticed that I pressed too hard on one of the pieces and the paint moved. Should I let the pieces dry longer than 2 hours before handling and reinstalling? Or do I need to use something different?

Thanks in advance!
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