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Old 05-01-2013, 01:08 PM   #101
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my paint came from automotivetouchup.com, they have all the factory colors listed and if not then just give them your paint code and they'll make it happen. one thing I did notice after reinstalling is I should've tape a bit more off for the ABL lighting,then I would've had a fatter light in the doors. might redo it but for now it still looks good
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:18 PM   #102
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Awesome!! I can't wait to do this!!
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:42 AM   #103
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Just bought the material to tackle this Have a few plans to make it a bit more unique...will post pics when I finish! Thanks OP for an awesome idea!
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:17 PM   #104
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Ok I managed to do the small piece first, I wanted to keep my blue and white theme going so here's what I got so far...
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I put my write-up inside my build journal. I'm tackling the rest of it this weekend...but if someone could be so kind as to tell what screws and how many I'll need for the door panels, I'd really appreciate it!
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:09 PM   #105
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Looks very nice!
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:13 PM   #106
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65282

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Old 06-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #107
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Not sure if this has been done yet, but instead of paint, I put carbon fiber on the inside of the trim piece.

I originally intended to overlay the outside, but I have been having difficulty finishing the pieces either via polish or clearcoat. I had seen this thread and followed the instructions on removing the paint from the backside and figured maybe I could do carbon fiber on the inside and not have to worry about finishing.

Well, here are the results! It's hard to tell from the pictures, don't mind the fingerprints, but the depth is still there.

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Old 06-16-2013, 07:29 PM   #108
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This is on my list for mods. Awesome DIY OP!
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:51 PM   #109
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Not sure if this has been done yet, but instead of paint, I put carbon fiber on the inside of the trim piece.

I originally intended to overlay the outside, but I have been having difficulty finishing the pieces either via polish or clearcoat. I had seen this thread and followed the instructions on removing the paint from the backside and figured maybe I could do carbon fiber on the inside and not have to worry about finishing.

Well, here are the results! It's hard to tell from the pictures, don't mind the fingerprints, but the depth is still there.

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I like it! Good idea!
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:55 PM   #110
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I'm glad to see so many people are having good success with my DIY! Didn't think it would catch on this well.

I really do applaud your efforts, guys. Some of these unique ideas you all have are so cool.

I don't have the Hugger Orange trim panels anymore, I saved up for the GM IOM ones. Not the GM accessories kit either. I got the actual replacement parts for a car with the IOM trim package, meaning I got the ENTIRE door panels - the IOM inserts, IOM-stiched armrests, the ABL wiring, and everything in between, along with the two dash pieces. I even got the ABL to work! I love them since in most lights, it looks like Hugger Orange anyway.

Amazing work, keep it up! The carbon fiber one is real awesome.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:29 PM   #111
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Can anybody tell me what they did sanding wise? Like what type of sandpaper and what did you do after sanding? Or does it need anything more?
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:06 PM   #112
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I want to do this but in SGM but I've got to search for the parts first since mine are currently cloth. I don't think I can get the depth with stripping the cloth ones.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:39 PM   #113
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Can anybody tell me what they did sanding wise? Like what type of sandpaper and what did you do after sanding? Or does it need anything more?
Just steel wool #0000. A little work on your end to get the paint off but it clears up once you polish it. It's not a two minute process, so give yourself plenty of time to get it right. I have what I did in my build journal on the last page. But definitely go for it!
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:15 PM   #114
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Just steel wool #0000. A little work on your end to get the paint off but it clears up once you polish it. It's not a two minute process, so give yourself plenty of time to get it right. I have what I did in my build journal on the last page. But definitely go for it!
Thats exactly what i used!!! I just have to wait until tomorrow to go pick up my paint then its all smooth sailing. Side note.....were your pieces a slight milky like color after you were done stripping paint off?
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:21 PM   #115
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Thats exactly what i used!!! I just have to wait until tomorrow to go pick up my paint then its all smooth sailing. Side note.....were your pieces a slight milky like color after you were done stripping paint off?
Yea, but I used my adam's polishes to clear them up after, followed by isopropyl alcohol. After that it should be pretty clear, be careful and look for any spots where it needs more sanding though. Remember that the first cost is what shows so if you miss anything, or paint on top of anything, it'll show. Post pics when you're done!
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:15 PM   #116
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Yea, but I used my adam's polishes to clear them up after, followed by isopropyl alcohol. After that it should be pretty clear, be careful and look for any spots where it needs more sanding though. Remember that the first cost is what shows so if you miss anything, or paint on top of anything, it'll show. Post pics when you're done!
Well got it done today!!!
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:36 PM   #117
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Dayum that looks good!!!
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #118
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Well got it done today!!!
Haha in one day?? That's dedication. I can't wait to get my door panels done lol
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:23 AM   #119
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Started with my small piece first

Synergy Green Metallic paint from automotive touch ups looks great.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:46 PM   #120
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Not sure if this has been done yet, but instead of paint, I put carbon fiber on the inside of the trim piece.

I originally intended to overlay the outside, but I have been having difficulty finishing the pieces either via polish or clearcoat. I had seen this thread and followed the instructions on removing the paint from the backside and figured maybe I could do carbon fiber on the inside and not have to worry about finishing.

Well, here are the results! It's hard to tell from the pictures, don't mind the fingerprints, but the depth is still there.

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Do you have more pics?
It was awesome! Much better that those other versions actually made of carbon fiber, carbon fiber plus the depth i wish to see in the door panel how its look like.

Please share with us.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:50 PM   #121
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Now I'm assuming no clear coat is needed for the painted pieces? Nothing in this DIY says clear coat is needed so I don't want to spend extra $$ for non needed materials.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:22 PM   #122
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Now I'm assuming no clear coat is needed for the painted pieces? Nothing in this DIY says clear coat is needed so I don't want to spend extra $$ for non needed materials.
Nope, no clear coat! Since you're painting the back of the piece, the front side of the piece itself is your clear coat Just remember to take your time and not rush it. The most aggravating problem is when you discover small silver flakes, that you missed while sanding, in front of the color you just painted
Post pics when you're done!
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:44 PM   #123
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Took almost 2hrs to get perfectly clean, used krud kutter and 0000 steel wool. + a lot of patience. Plan on doing the other one soon then putting some paint on them.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:14 PM   #124
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Took almost 2hrs to get perfectly clean, used krud kutter and 0000 steel wool. + a lot of patience. Plan on doing the other one soon then putting some paint on them.
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That looks great!

I'm doing this soon.

GM could save us all a lot of trouble by selling these in OEM colors or clear like this. That would awesome.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:51 AM   #125
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Does anyone know off hand what size screws you need to reinstall the panels into your doors?
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