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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-30-2014, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Recoloring the Interior

I'd like to recolor the interior in my Balt, black instead of the boring gray color. I was thinking about just saving up and buying all new paneling, or just painting it myself? which would be best? obviously getting new parts would probably have a littler better results, just a budget problem, and I like DIY things xD if i were to paint it myself, what would be the best way to go about this?
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Many people have painted the interior trim in all sorts of colors. It really isn't too difficult. Some members will be able to share their how-tos.

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Yeah. Buying the new panels will look much better.. But I have a HUGE tip that makes gray look just as good. Instead of using paint use the black roof sealant. It is rubber and comes out the same texture as the panel. It is easier than paint too because it comes out thicker. Only one coat needed. It is crazy durable and will not scratch like paint. But it can't be redone. You won't be able to strip it off or anything. So before you do your panel try it on something g else to make sure you can get the same results as me .

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I just did my whole interior from headliner to floor..was the grey color and made it metal look.. Did the whole transformers theme..have cybertron on the ceiling and megatons eye on the doors...a lot of prep work is done...
1.wash the plastic pieces with good soapy/grease cut detergent and a green scotch bright pad
2 never to clean check for shiny spots want it to look dull.
3 wipe down with a auto degreaser but test it so it doesn't eat plastic..
3 spray a plastic primer for plastic parts metal primer for metal
4. And paint the color or colors ya want
5. Clear with a good clear..and versetel clear one that paints on metal, plastic, fabric..several coats
Keep in mind how much each part and it's location will be abused... That will tell ya what ya can do there and how much to pay attention to that area...and more ? Hit me up [email protected]
I airbrush/customize interiors for side jobs...

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I painted the plastic and redid my liner with a suede headliner. $35 for a the cloth and $9 for the adhesive
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