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Old 09-05-2012, 10:01 AM   #51
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I'm Thinking about doing this, but I want to paint my panels IBM but I'm worried I'm not gonna like the color. Does anyone know if they sell the stock grey color that comes on the panels? That way if I don't like IBM I can change it back
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:05 AM   #52
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I'm Thinking about doing this, but I want to paint my panels IBM but I'm worried I'm not gonna like the color. Does anyone know if they sell the stock grey color that comes on the panels? That way if I don't like IBM I can change it back
I can't see why they wouldn't but give gmpatrshouse a call I'm sure they can answer your question, or your local dealer
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:20 PM   #53
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Does anyone know the parts numbers for the clear dask inserts? I know they come painted but I want the clear ones so I can paint mine from the back.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #54
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Does anyone know the parts numbers for the clear dask inserts? I know they come painted but I want the clear ones so I can paint mine from the back.
Impossible to obtain or else somebody would have already done it. If you want the original trim pieces without paint, you would somehow have to bypass GM and contact the original manufacturer of the parts in Canada and request being sent a set fresh out of the mold.

As far as I know, something like that can't be done unless you actually knew someone who works there. You could try contacting GM and see if they could help, but I doubt you'd get anywhere.

For the door pieces, I know RPI designs sells their own versions that start out clear, and they'd be willing to sell them to you without paint as well, but since they're knockoff versions, they've had fitment issues as far as I've heard.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:32 PM   #55
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Does anyone know the parts numbers for the clear dask inserts? I know they come painted but I want the clear ones so I can paint mine from the back.
If your looking for yellow trim the sell it that way, but I'm not sure if GM paints those from the back like they do the grey trim, I know you rather save money but you save hassle that way, call your dealer or gmpatrshouse sure they can at least give you a 100% answer on what you can get and what's available

Worth a shot, what's the worst they can say? No?
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:06 PM   #56
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I lost my 'ABL' but you can keep it if you want.
Looks great... What kind of yellow did you use to paint your panels?
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:10 PM   #57
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I always shyed away from painting interior panels for fear of them getting scratched later on and looking like crap. This method seems to alleviate that concern. Granted you use the right stuff for removing the original paint.
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I always shyed away from painting interior panels for fear of them getting scratched later on and looking like crap. This method seems to alleviate that concern. Granted you use the right stuff for removing the original paint.
I ended up having to get mine painted on the front. If you're scared of scratching them, I wouldn't worry too much. Then again, I don't use the arm rest. It's unlikely you'll scratch them if you exercise even a small amount of control.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:19 PM   #59
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I think I'm Gunna just give in and paint the outside of the dash trim, it'll just match better that way

As for my doors I don't know what I want except that I wanna keep my ABL, saw a members here that had a star wars vinyl custom made so been thinking about something similar not star wars but something different

Just throwing out an idea but I will post pics of my dash when I'm done
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #60
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Almost done!

All I have left is the driver side door panel.

I used the Krud-Kutter Graffiti remover instead of nail polish remover. I used the steel wool and wet sanded a little with 2000 grit sandpaper before polishing.

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Can I ask what you did to get your interior plastic so "black" ????

Mine isn't that black and clean.. but would like it to be.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:38 AM   #61
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Can I ask what you did to get your interior plastic so "black" ????

Mine isn't that black and clean.. but would like it to be.
That's just the photo quality, man. If you took your car into his garage and used his camera, it would look the same.

At best, there's a natural shine dressing on there. Meguiar's "Natural Shine" interior protectant is a good one, but the best interior protectant is Ultima Ultimate Interior Guard. Expensive, but it enriches the trim's color without adding extra gloss.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:53 AM   #62
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Can I ask what you did to get your interior plastic so "black" ????

Mine isn't that black and clean.. but would like it to be.
Ha, ha, ha...yeah must be the camera. Actually, I need to clean my interior!
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:47 PM   #63
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Ha, ha, ha...yeah must be the camera. Actually, I need to clean my interior!
What kind of yellow paint did you use on your panels?
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:10 AM   #64
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What kind of yellow paint did you use on your panels?
'Krylon' Sunshine Yellow from Wal-Mart, perfect match for GM Rally Yellow!
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:18 AM   #65
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Glad someone took my advice, I knew that stuff would work. I want to check out it out at the next gathering.
Yeah man, I thank you for the advice.
I'll be heading down to Leander in October for 'Cars & Coffee' you can check it out there!
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'Krylon' Sunshine Yellow from Wal-Mart, perfect match for GM Rally Yellow!
THIS!

Also from 'Krylon' is the "Fusion" line of paint for plastics.. Sunbeam is THE color to go with for a close match to the GM Rally Yellow!

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Krylon-12-...nbeam/17253592

It's damn near spot on.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:18 PM   #67
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'Krylon' Sunshine Yellow from Wal-Mart, perfect match for GM Rally Yellow!
Anyone know a color match for Crystal Red? Or is that a dealer/Colorrite color? Too new?
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:21 PM   #68
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Anyone know a color match for Crystal Red? Or is that a dealer/Colorrite color? Too new?
For RJT I went to a automotive paint shop local to me with the code and they made a couple spray cans for me, if you have trouble finding you color I would try that if you have that option
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:46 PM   #69
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I've failed at this mod like 3 times now

I tried painting the outside twice 1st time sanded down with scotch bright then bull dog primer then paint and it looked like an alligator skin, 2nd time I sanded with 600 grit sand paper and same problem but not as much

Any help??
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:55 PM   #70
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i hate my cloths panels.. are the fiberglass/plastic door/dash inserts pretty cheap?

def wanna get mine painted/ airbrushed
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i hate my cloths panels.. are the fiberglass/plastic door/dash inserts pretty cheap?

def wanna get mine painted/ airbrushed
You can strip yours down and paint them cheapest route for you
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You can strip yours down and paint them cheapest route for you

really? fairly easy??? also how is the removal diffuculty..
lemme guess theyres a thread for that lol
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I've failed at this mod like 3 times now

I tried painting the outside twice 1st time sanded down with scotch bright then bull dog primer then paint and it looked like an alligator skin, 2nd time I sanded with 600 grit sand paper and same problem but not as much

Any help??
Honestly, the reason I took it to a shop to get them done on the front was because it's damn near impossible to get the same results with an aerosol can as you can with an HVLP Spray Gun. It's easy to do the rattlecan if you're painting the backside like how this DIY informs since you're looking at the underside of the paint where there is no fear of seeing any defects in the texture or finish.

But when you're painting the outside, you need to actually make sure the paintjob is good. I'd bite the bullet and take the panels to a bodyshop, man.
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The dash trim on both sides are held in by clips, the driver side is only 2 clips

How I got mine out was I pulled the panel off like I was going to the fuse panel inside the car, if you look behind the dash trim you will see the silver clip what I did was squeezed the clip and pushed it forward and the 2nd clip came out with it fairly easy

I did the same thing on the other side with the 1st clip then used a flathead screw driver wrapped in a paper towel to pry the rest of the clips out

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really? fairly easy??? also how is the removal diffuculty..
lemme guess theyres a thread for that lol
The door inserts you need to pull the door panel off nuclearenvy can give you a better DIY cause he's done it already
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #75
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Honestly, the reason I took it to a shop to get them done on the front was because it's damn near impossible to get the same results with an aerosol can as you can with an HVLP Spray Gun. It's easy to do the rattlecan if you're painting the backside like how this DIY informs since you're looking at the underside of the paint where there is no fear of seeing any defects in the texture or finish.

But when you're painting the outside, you need to actually make sure the paintjob is good. I'd bite the bullet and take the panels to a bodyshop, man.
I did man, the body shop has known my dad for years and has worked on my car, he lets me use anything I need as long as it doesn't stop him from working

I sprayed it yesterday and when they opened today I called and they told me, then they did me the favor and tried the 2nd time, wasn't as bad but still same thing

so gunna try and sand it down one more time if that don't work I don't know what to do
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