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Anyone have experiance with painting interior parts? The person who owned my Stang before me has way too many colors going on. I'm hoping to rede most of the trim in a gloss white. Just don't want it to end up worse...

Is this better left to a body shop? I have all the dash and trim out ready for prep and paint. If anyone has done this and has some good prep tips, I would appreciate.

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i have not done any yet, but am planning on painting some of my interior pieces as well. they do make special paints for plastic, but it sounds like youre using an enamel, which could lead to cracking/ chipping. i think the plastic paints actually dye the plastic. if your SET on wanting the white, i know krylon makes a special primer for using regular paint on plastic without having it flake and chip. if you dont use a special primer, make sure you really scuff those plastic pieces well w/ sand paper to get the paint to hold. as always, a few coats would be a good idea. just curious, what made you decided on white? post pics of youre results!
 

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www.50resto.com sells all the materials you will need to have an awesome interior. They have lots of interior specific products. I think right now they have like a 5-10% discount going on.
 

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Good info guys. Thanks.. Here's a great link I found that outlines step by step how to do this http://www.stangnet.com/Tech-Articles/Painting-Your-Interior.html

As far as why white.. Its a red vert with a white top. The interior was started by someone else and is currently white, black and red. I'm changing to white and red. I live in FL, black =hot.

I did also find some interior paint at a local store, experimenting with different prep methods to see what works best. One lesson learned, if your going to use sand paper, use a very very very fine grit.

thanks again for the help- I'll get some pics up when its complete:eyebulge:
 

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Sorry that discount code expired on 11/30 , it was 5%
 

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I painted my interior this Summer using 50Resto paint. The console was pieced together from different cars and the instrument cluster housing was blue. I painted the console red with some black parts and the housing all semi-flat black. The dash and rear quarters are next and should be fairly straight forward even if they are vinyl.



Just a few easy tips to make it come out looking good. Take your time and CLEAN the parts well. I cleaned them with Simply WOW! first, but any good cleaner/degreaser will work. Some pieces required a second and third cleaning to get ALL the crap off of them. I then cleaned them with a 3M plastic cleaner which did a great job, especially when using a new toothbrush. Then I wiped it down with isopropyl alcohol. Make sure everything is dry before painting. I sprayed each part with three coats of paint wiping them down in the alcohol after they had dried for about 4 hours (DRY DRY DRY). They now look like brand new.

 

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Thanks WQ-- I've been trying diffrent methods myself. Your right prep is the key. I found another method that works great.. After all prep work, I use a primer. I found a paint Krylon makes called Fusion, made for plastic. It says you don't need primer, but the primer really helps. I'm about half done- My dash looks awesome. My stang is Red w/white vert top... Now a have a matching interior (when its done), white and red.. It amazing what a difference it makes, looks like a new car. I'm also puting white gauges and chrome overlays. Not sure what to do with seats yet (their white). There in decent shape. Looking for some red and white covers, but everything seems to be red and black.

thanks for everyone's helpful advice... One of these days I'll get some pics up

Bill:eyepoppin
 

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Dear Gt-38,

Do not go and order the interior vinyl painting kits from 50resto or any other comparible website. It's not a complicated process, the hardest part is waiting to see the peices back in the vehicle! I'll be posting a simple how to - "Prepping, priming and painting interior guage bezel and a couple upper dash air vents"
It's way simple, and if you spend your money correctly, this should be a project costing well under $30. Pocket change compared to some interior mods which change appearance similarly.

YearRoundStang
 

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Dear Gt-38,

Do not go and order the interior vinyl painting kits from 50resto or any other comparible website. It's not a complicated process, the hardest part is waiting to see the peices back in the vehicle! I'll be posting a simple how to - "Prepping, priming and painting interior guage bezel and a couple upper dash air vents"
It's way simple, and if you spend your money correctly, this should be a project costing well under $30. Pocket change compared to some interior mods which change appearance similarly.

YearRoundStang
hate to break it to ya bro, but i dont think he is going to see your post. this thread is almost 6 years old now:laugh:...

newb mistake:nogrinner...
 
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