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Recommendations on which dashboard paint is best

Discussion in 'Car Styling' started by hough, 4 January 2019.

  1. hough

    hough Road Burner

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    VW T5 swb 2.5tdi
    Hey just got myself vw t5 van and i wanna clean up the interior and try and make it look better, emphasize on the word try lol

    One of the things im thinking of doing is painting the dashboard and door cards, but as ive never done this before can anyone recommend a make of spray to use???
     
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  2. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Deal, Kent UK
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    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Use a platsic paint because you dont want to dissolve the plastic.

    Key the surface first.

    Have you thought of a vinyl wrap?
     
  3. hough

    hough Road Burner

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    No i haven't to be honest will have to have a look
     
  4. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    MG ZS200
    I prefer a flocked dash, looks good and no glare.
     
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  5. hough

    hough Road Burner

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    I did have a look at flocking but my t5 is gonna be a work vehicle too and will most prob get ruined
     
  6. hough

    hough Road Burner

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    Im thinking of using the plastikote primer, matt black and gloss black or gloss red, and the plastikote Matt and gloss sealers
     
  7. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Build it up in lots of thin layers leaving each to dry and it should be fine. I've known people to use cans of plastic modelling paint to good effect.

    Avoid a high shine finish on a dasboard it can be lethal in the summer.

    Flat off the paint between layers as well.
     
  8. hough

    hough Road Burner

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    I gonna use a matt or satin black on most of the dash a gloss on some of the trim, my little girl wants me to paint the dashboard black and deep purple so might give that a go, at least it will be different lol
     
  9. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    That sounds like a great combination.
     
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