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Old 05-30-2011, 08:48 PM
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Talking painting the interior panels

call me dumb, crazy, stupid, smart whatever lol personally i either just made my monte much better or screwed myself lol. i have a 06 LT with the beige pennals. if youve seen my car i am trying to go with the black and red theme specially because i havnt seen more then a handful of people go to the etremes that im going with and have ideas to do...so i painted the door panels and back seat panels all black. HERES HOW I DID IT AND WHAT I USED!

****if anyone has used the product that i did please tell me disaster stories or success stories...hopefully ill get some good reviews!****

STEP 1: after all the panels were out of the car i cleaned them with a normal dish (clean) sponge and pomolive dish soap with oxy clean degreaser. scrubber really well for about 5 minutes making sure i got every inch.

STEP 2: took a SCOTCHBRITE dibble? bassically a sponge with a corse outside (felt like snake skin) which it scoured the pannels without leaving noticible scratch marks. i did that with the soap as well right after i scrubbed with the normal sponge. with the scothbrite, i scrubbed hard into the panels to make sure i was getting all the dirt and grime off of them.

STEP 3: garden hose the panels thoroughly

STEP 4: Air compressor and air hose dry

STEP 5: ***DUPLICOLOR ADHESION PROMOTER****

STEP 6: **DUPLICOLOR PAINT FOR VYNAL AND FABRIC
(says on the car for dashes door panels ect.)

STEP 7: let dry

STEP 8: enjoy a cold brew!


so here is what they look like after 3 hours of drying, im letting them dry over night b4 i dare put them back into the car...
 
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:00 PM
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That doesn't look too bad. I would have removed the red reflector before doing mine though. Did you? It's kind of hard to tell... Good job tackling that job yourself. A lot of people would have been too nervous to try. Looking at your steps, it looks right on! Let us know in the months to come how well it stands the test of time.
 
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:05 PM
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looks good. came out nice and smooth.
 
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:10 PM
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i taped that off...it looks factory if you ask me...im gonna pray it doesnt fade or peel off or else im about 1000 in the whole for new panels lol
 
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:15 PM
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Looks Nice , I used DUPLICOLOR PAINT FOR VINYL AND FABRIC on one panel in my wife's 1978 camaro , Didn't have a problem .
 
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:35 PM
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thats a little relief lol glad to hear about that! i went to the dealership and it would cost me over 3k or around that for black panels so i said forget about it and dumped mayb 60 bucks and did it myself
 
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Originally Posted by zjerry View Post
my wife's 1978 camaro



My face when reading that. Nice. I'm very jealous.

Well done on the panels, BTW. Looks just like my factory ones.
 
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by milrlyt View Post


My face when reading that. Nice. I'm very jealous.

Well done on the panels, BTW. Looks just like my factory ones.
Wish we still had that camaro , you can't keep em all
 
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i love it, better then what i did, i used all types of sparay paint and such, and it was a pain in the A$$!!!! but yours looks real good!
 
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:25 AM
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Looks great!
 

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