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    My latest painting spree...



    I couldn't even get all the pieces into the picture. They were originally the dark blue interior, but I decided to update the interior with the same color scheme the outside of the car is using. I intend to add carbon fiber in place of the wood trim.

    I'll post up pictures of the pieces installed tomorrow if I can get a break from the rain, or Wednesday if not.


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    Re: My latest painting spree...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost C


    I couldn't even get all the pieces into the picture. They were originally the dark blue interior, but I decided to update the interior with the same color scheme the outside of the car is using. I intend to add carbon fiber in place of the wood trim.

    I'll post up pictures of the pieces installed tomorrow if I can get a break from the rain, or Wednesday if not.
    looks good man. i personally wouldnt trade carbon fiber for woodgrain... to honda boyish for me. but if thats what you like... cool good luck man.

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    Re: My latest painting spree...

    Nice job on the painting. You paint the outside of cars too?

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    Re: My latest painting spree...

    Quote Originally Posted by 93fleetwoodlowlow
    looks good man. i personally wouldnt trade carbon fiber for woodgrain... to honda boyish for me. but if thats what you like... cool good luck man.
    Well, I thought about it for a long time. Real wood is expensive and I don't like wood all that much to begin with, aluminum is played out on luxury cars and econoboxes alike, but carbon on luxury cars generally works out very nicely.

    I guess it's all in the personal preference.

    Nice job on the painting. You paint the outside of cars too?
    Not other people's cars, no.

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    Re: My latest painting spree...





    In the last pic you can see where I'm going to put my gauges when I get them. A/F Ratio, Water Temp, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, and probably some kind of AFC as well.

    You can also see where I didn't do a very good job on painting the vents

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    Re: My latest painting spree...

    you should do some black marble type look, or hell white marble or mother of pearl or somethin like that, that would be ultra nice

    (or white or black wood)

    mother of pear with a gold edging with red interior......yuuuup

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    Re: My latest painting spree...

    As an update, I've got the dash cluster trim out of the car right now. I was thinking about putting black marble on it, but it proved to be more difficult than it was worth. Now I'm thinking about going with the same color of black as the rest of the interior pieces for the pieces, and making my gauge panel and painting it as well...

    What do you guys think? I'm running out of ideas here. It's like 3:30 in the morning and my brain is starting to hurt from staring at these pieces.

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    Re: My latest painting spree...

    question... what type of paint did you use? and how did you apply it. i am looking to repair the vinyl in my car, and i think it'd come out a lot nicer if i had the orig paint color so i could fix, flatten, smooth, and then paint over the repairs to "hide" them. any suggestions?

    phil

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    Re: My latest painting spree...

    I used Krylon gloss black to paint the plastic pieces. I really have no idea about repairing vinyl, sorry. But I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to paint it.

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    Re: My latest painting spree...

    umm, didnt you just paint yours? lol im so confused. how do you color the vinyl?

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    Re: My latest painting spree...

    I painted plastic pieces. Vinyl is supposed to be colored with dye I'm fairly sure.


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