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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-14-2004 Thread Starter
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Im thinking of changing my interior from grey to all black..

Wondering of it was possiable to paint the panels and dash ...Think i recall someone saying to sand the panels then paint them , not sure but just curious because im trying to get my mustang tip top

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-14-2004
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I havent tried it but, there are some vendors that sell Vinyl Paint (or dye):


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there are also alot of books out there that explain every detail about painting interiors. check out your local bookstore like borders and barnes and noble or best of all check out some of the tech articles and/or posts from AFM. a few hours of review and research will give you the best knowledge. Good luck with your project.
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Ill have to take some pics of my interior, and show the world of AFM what i did to it, cause im pretty proud of it. lol..
I took a stock 88LX interior that was all beige on black, with grey seats...
and turned it all black with some blue trim (speaker panels in dash, temp control knobs, etc) and i think it looks 384730384 times better.

All i did was LIGHTLY sand everything down, it really helps if you remove everything from the inside first, lol, but that is kinda obvious, but you never know.
But ya.. lightly sand everything down, then make sure its clean. I just used dishsoap, and it worked fine. Not sure if you're supposed to or not...
Let it dry, and then i just used plastic and vinyl paint which was applied via an aresol can. Worked wonders...
As for the carpet, it was beige too... its now black thanks to some dye i picked up, ALSO in a can. lol...
It took about 4 days to do, working about 4 hours a day.. but thats only cause i had no previous experience with stangs. It was great fun though..
But definately read up all you can, but i know it can be done, cause i did it.
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88 5ohh, when you say lightly sand, how light are we talking about. what grit did you use and so on?
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If you are not that sure of what to do. Find something to test paint/stain first. I would not want to paint parts from the car if I dont quite know how it will come out. It does not have to be on the stang. For sanding, if it has a flat surface, 150 grit then 300 grit will work. If it has texture and you want to keep the texture, I would NOT sand. I would just clean it good. look at the 2 pictures of mine at I used the sherman williams paint from the exterior with clear coat to paint some of my interior. I did not stain it.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2004
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you can look on, they have the interior die used on mustangs. i am about to order some for where adhesive remover eat away the finish on my dash. I hear that it works really good.

The site also has the primer, sealer, and cleaner. The good thing is it is factory colored so you do not have to do it all, unless the rest of it faded bad. It is also only like 9.95 a can.
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88 5ohh post some pics, I'd love to see.
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I dyed my interior from White/black/red to all black and it looks great. I almost won 1st place in a show.
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