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Old 05-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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Interior Trim Painting

Just spent the last hour or so prying the trim off the interior of my Camaro so I could paint it and thought I'd post some pics of before/after. I only took off the steering wheel trim and the gauge bezels for now because I'm told doing the A/C vents requires the entire dash to be removed.

So here are pics before the painting and I will post pics of afterwards when it's done
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:57 PM   #2
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Only the center piece requires removing the dash. The side ones can be removed no problem.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:58 PM   #3
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Oh yea? Any guides on removing those? And any guides for removing the whole dash? Lol
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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I will be watching I want to do the same I was going to plasti dip with blue blaze and glossifier.

How'd you get steering wheel bezel off??
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:46 PM   #5
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I will be watching I want to do the same I was going to plasti dip with blue blaze and glossifier.

How'd you get steering wheel bezel off??
Carefully take the airbag off lol. On the sides of the airbag/horn there are two small holes. Push those in with a screwdriver or something, there's two metal "springs" in there.

Push that in then gently pull each side of the airbag off. Be careful cuz there's two plugs on the back that you don't want to rip out. Then just disconnect those and the bezel pops right off
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:47 AM   #6
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I painted mine, pic in my Sig. Makes a huge difference!! Good luck
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please dont forget to unplug your negative battery cable. and let the car sit 10-15 minutes before you start messing with the airbag please.. =p good luck, be gentle with the plugs, if you break a clip your airbag light comes on.


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Carefully take the airbag off lol. On the sides of the airbag/horn there are two small holes. Push those in with a screwdriver or something, there's two metal "springs" in there.

Push that in then gently pull each side of the airbag off. Be careful cuz there's two plugs on the back that you don't want to rip out. Then just disconnect those and the bezel pops right off
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Oh absolutely. I wouldn't think of touching anything like that with the battery connected lol. I got it off successfully last night without breaking anything so should be good just running to the store now to grab some grease and wax remover then starting the paint
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Oh yea? Any guides on removing those? And any guides for removing the whole dash? Lol
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Airbag thing has me scared... LOL.
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It's easy. Just disconnect the negative terminal on the battery - wait 15 minutes, and you're good to go.
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Sounds good.. I was considering blaze blue plasti dip on gauge bezel and steering wheel bezel? Thoughts? If I go this far should I just actually paint it?

Thought was it could be reversible if needed...
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Sounds good.. I was considering blaze blue plasti dip on gauge bezel and steering wheel bezel? Thoughts? If I go this far should I just actually paint it?

Thought was it could be reversible if needed...
Personal preference really but I painted mine because I wanted it to match exactly to the exterior colour

I'm sure you could get away with either really...

Sidenote: Just finished the last coat of clear now so here are some updated photos (2 coats adhesion promoter, 3 base coat, 4 clear coat btw)

First: before clear, Second: after clear.

I've also painted my key fob as well but it's not shown in the pictures. I'm letting the paint dry overnight and will do installation tomorrow
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