jQuery not supported.



Custom dash/ trim painting

Custom dash/ trim painting

Postby Gold C20 [OP] » Nov 03 2013, 9:10pm

For along time I've been wanting to customize my dash in both of my vehicles. The most practical at home idea I can come up with is painting. I was wondering if any of y'all have customized your dash or door panels or whatever. and how you did it. Maybe what kind of paint and how you prepped it and the whole nine.
only thing ford ever did right was circle the problem

1986 Chevrolet c20 Nevada gold/ tan two tone
7.4 454 Rochester quadrajet. Th400 transmission
True duals, no cats, glass packs
3/4 ton 2x4 long bed
Twin cb radio whip antennas
Original Poster
Gold C20
Firing on 3 cylinders [L1]
Firing on 3 cylinders [L1]
Posts: 33
Topics: 4
Images: 3
Joined: Nov 01 2013, 9:12pm
Location: Fort Worth texas
Year: 1986
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Extra Info: 7.4L V8 2x4 long bed
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Custom dash/ trim painting

Postby AbramJ » Nov 03 2013, 9:16pm

On the restoration of my '76 Suburban I've been using SEM Color Coat. Clean the parts with a degreaser/alcohol, scuff with a green 3M pad and clean again, then do several light coats.
Image
User avatar
AbramJ
Armed Forces
Armed Forces
Combustion on 2 pistons [L2]
Combustion on 2 pistons [L2]
Posts: 291
Topics: 14
Images: 75
Joined: Apr 25 2013, 5:08pm
Years of membership: 1 year of membership
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Year: 2012
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Extra Info: 1500 Z71 Crew Cab
Group Membership:
Registered users
Servicemen

Re: Custom dash/ trim painting

Postby Gold C20 [OP] » Nov 03 2013, 9:19pm

That's very helpful thanks. Ever painted any plastic trim?
only thing ford ever did right was circle the problem

1986 Chevrolet c20 Nevada gold/ tan two tone
7.4 454 Rochester quadrajet. Th400 transmission
True duals, no cats, glass packs
3/4 ton 2x4 long bed
Twin cb radio whip antennas
Original Poster
Gold C20
Firing on 3 cylinders [L1]
Firing on 3 cylinders [L1]
Posts: 33
Topics: 4
Images: 3
Joined: Nov 01 2013, 9:12pm
Location: Fort Worth texas
Year: 1986
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Extra Info: 7.4L V8 2x4 long bed
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Custom dash/ trim painting

Postby yergerjr93 » Nov 03 2013, 9:27pm

I've painted plastic interior panels on my 88 4runner, i was young and dumb and just sprayed simple green on it bought dupli color interior spray paint, it came out fair but for a month, but it came right off when i was wiping it down
Image
User avatar
yergerjr93
Combustion on 4 pistons [L2]
Combustion on 4 pistons [L2]
Posts: 469
Topics: 11
Images: 48
Joined: Dec 02 2012, 11:07pm
Years of membership: 1 year of membership
Location: Punta Gorda FL
Year: 2011
Make/Model: GMC Sierra
Extra Info: 4.8 4l60e 411 posi
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Custom dash/ trim painting

Postby StarsnBars » Nov 03 2013, 9:29pm

Alot of members have done vinyl overlays on the plastic trim with great results.
Browse thru some threads in this section. Quite a few threads about this popular mod. ;)
Image
Good information for all:
The SilveradoSierra.com Commandments
User avatar
StarsnBars
Staff Member
Staff Member
Shifting into Sixth Gear! [L3]
Shifting into Sixth Gear! [L3]
Posts: 5439
Topics: 236
Images: 62
Joined: Feb 17 2011, 12:48am
Years of membership: 3 years of membership3 years of membership3 years of membership
Location: Davenport Iowa
Year: 2012
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: VHO/Vortec Max
Extra Info: H.D. 2500 Vortec 6.0
Group Membership:
Global moderators
Registered users

Re: Custom dash/ trim painting

Postby Gold C20 [OP] » Nov 03 2013, 9:30pm

Yeah I was afraid of that myself. I've seen it done on some trucks but wasn't sure how well it would hold up. I wonder if I could fiber glass em? Vinyl overlays? Like a sticker?
only thing ford ever did right was circle the problem

1986 Chevrolet c20 Nevada gold/ tan two tone
7.4 454 Rochester quadrajet. Th400 transmission
True duals, no cats, glass packs
3/4 ton 2x4 long bed
Twin cb radio whip antennas
Original Poster
Gold C20
Firing on 3 cylinders [L1]
Firing on 3 cylinders [L1]
Posts: 33
Topics: 4
Images: 3
Joined: Nov 01 2013, 9:12pm
Location: Fort Worth texas
Year: 1986
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Extra Info: 7.4L V8 2x4 long bed
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Custom dash/ trim painting

Postby AbramJ » Nov 03 2013, 9:38pm

Gold C20 wrote:That's very helpful thanks. Ever painted any plastic trim?


All the trim in that truck is vinyl/plastic. The SEM Color Coats are made for this application. On a different forum I visit a lot of the guys use it too and have never had problems as long as they prep it.
Image
User avatar
AbramJ
Armed Forces
Armed Forces
Combustion on 2 pistons [L2]
Combustion on 2 pistons [L2]
Posts: 291
Topics: 14
Images: 75
Joined: Apr 25 2013, 5:08pm
Years of membership: 1 year of membership
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Year: 2012
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Extra Info: 1500 Z71 Crew Cab
Group Membership:
Registered users
Servicemen

Re: Custom dash/ trim painting

Postby Gold C20 [OP] » Nov 03 2013, 9:41pm

AbramJ wrote:
Gold C20 wrote:That's very helpful thanks. Ever painted any plastic trim?


All the trim in that truck is vinyl/plastic. The SEM Color Coats are made for this application. On a different forum I visit a lot of the guys use it too and have never had problems as long as they prep it.

Ooooooohhhhhhh I got ya, very cool man. Sorry I had a brain fart
only thing ford ever did right was circle the problem

1986 Chevrolet c20 Nevada gold/ tan two tone
7.4 454 Rochester quadrajet. Th400 transmission
True duals, no cats, glass packs
3/4 ton 2x4 long bed
Twin cb radio whip antennas
Original Poster
Gold C20
Firing on 3 cylinders [L1]
Firing on 3 cylinders [L1]
Posts: 33
Topics: 4
Images: 3
Joined: Nov 01 2013, 9:12pm
Location: Fort Worth texas
Year: 1986
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Extra Info: 7.4L V8 2x4 long bed
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Custom dash/ trim painting

Postby yergerjr93 » Nov 03 2013, 9:42pm

preparation is like 90% of the work when dealing with paint I found out or anything else really. fiberglass will be badass though, it'll be looking like the metal dashes
Image
User avatar
yergerjr93
Combustion on 4 pistons [L2]
Combustion on 4 pistons [L2]
Posts: 469
Topics: 11
Images: 48
Joined: Dec 02 2012, 11:07pm
Years of membership: 1 year of membership
Location: Punta Gorda FL
Year: 2011
Make/Model: GMC Sierra
Extra Info: 4.8 4l60e 411 posi
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Custom dash/ trim painting

Postby Gold C20 [OP] » Nov 03 2013, 9:45pm

I agree. Would I have to scuff up the plastic before I layed on the fiberglass?
only thing ford ever did right was circle the problem

1986 Chevrolet c20 Nevada gold/ tan two tone
7.4 454 Rochester quadrajet. Th400 transmission
True duals, no cats, glass packs
3/4 ton 2x4 long bed
Twin cb radio whip antennas
Original Poster
Gold C20
Firing on 3 cylinders [L1]
Firing on 3 cylinders [L1]
Posts: 33
Topics: 4
Images: 3
Joined: Nov 01 2013, 9:12pm
Location: Fort Worth texas
Year: 1986
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Extra Info: 7.4L V8 2x4 long bed
Group Membership:
Registered users

Return to Interior

 

  • Similar topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Common search terms

thanks done long forum different custom guys dash trim painting again both made door light trucks work great anything bought right

It is currently Oct 02 2014, 1:26pm

  • Sponsor
Login  •  Register
SHOP TALK (Live Chat)
Interior Forum
InteriorDiscuss the cabin of your Silverado or Sierra truck. Topics in this area contain discussion of door panels and headliners or the dash and carpet, trim, and seats. Talk about your center console, seats, door handles, upholstery, steering wheels or any other item in the cab of your pickup.
To create a new topic in Interior, click this button:
Previous topic Next topic
Sitewide News Sitemaps & Feeds

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests