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Old 04-19-2015, 08:23 AM   #1
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Removing interior trim paint

So I am freaking out. My interior is all ripped out to get painted, but the shop that I had paint it I found kinda sucks and Im worried about how long the paint will actually last and if it will even look good.

So as a back up plan is there anyway to remove the paint without damaging the trim? Or am I just screwed if it turns out like crap? Also what does painted interior do to the value of the car at resale? I went with gold and red on a black car and it was supposed to have matching exterior vinyl stripes but this shop ruined the stripe kit that I had bought.

They first sprayed the pieces with kilz, then the color, then a clear enamel. They didn't sand the pieces just cleaned them. So if I need to stripe them back to the original look can I?

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Old 04-19-2015, 09:01 AM   #2
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Pics? I painted mine with regular spray paint from Lowes, I've only gotten compliments on the way it looks, but there is some pealing that occurs. Maybe theres some sealant that you can put on it?
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:03 AM   #3
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I will have pics tomorrow. All the interior is still at the shop? How did you paint it? Did you put enamel over top and kill first? Can you post some pics?

They used duplicolor paint for it and then put rustoleum clear enamel on top

This is the gold:http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...1147&ppt=C0253

This is the red: http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...1147&ppt=C0253

This is the clear:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0010NY95S/...l_12nd0zh0qh_b
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:44 AM   #4
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I used these instructions to take panels off the door

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65282

And I used this spray paint, I can't remember which one exactly because i don't have the bottles anymore but they were

http://www.lowes.com/pd_99337-4-410....7C1&facetInfo=

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http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...llow&cId=PDIO1

I didn't use enamel or anything protective and I regret it now, but at the time I wasn't thinking. It took like 30 minutes to remove the panel, and like 2 days to get the spray paint pattern right and drying. I did a door a day. Basically u have to start spraying away from the panel and do a sweep past the panel. This way it avoids paint hot spots at the edges. In the end, it turned out so great that people think my car came with the red panels.

I just did one color though, and it matches the outside color. I'm not by my car right now, but I'll post pics as soon as I am.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:37 PM   #5
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Okay sounds good. They started the painting yesterday and I got to see some of the pieces and they looked decent so far. Hopefully they turn out good.

Originally it was supposed to match an exterior red and gold stripe but the ripped the stripe during the installation so now it won't so I have to go another route to get some gold and red in the exterior to match the black gold and red interior. I should have it assembled tomorrow and I will post some pictures. I just hope it isn't a crap job that I have to replace all the trim
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:41 PM   #6
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Here's how mine came out. There's small scratches that I'm sure will grow with time.
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:43 PM   #7
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Looks pretty good though. How did you get that basketball like texture? Mine was very smooth
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:52 PM   #8
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That's the texture that came with the panels. I also wanted it to be smooth, but I didn't know how to make it smooth without getting a different panel.

Also to answer one of the questions in ur first post, the paint comes off with gasoline, which I had to do twice. Nothing happened to the panel tho
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:02 PM   #9
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Forgot to include on my previous post, the panel was off the car when I used the gasoline.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:52 PM   #10
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Really? Thats interesting I wouldn't have guessed gasoline. How did you use that? Just soak a rag? Did it work even after being painted awhile? No damage to the original paint that was on the trim?
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:09 PM   #11
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I've used lacquer thinner to remove paint when I've screwed up. I just continually soak a rag and rub until the paint is removed. I've used it on both plastic and metal pieces without any damage to the underlying part.

Just like gasoline, lacquer thinner is highly flammable. You'll also want to get a good aerator mask and use it in a well ventilated area because the fumes are highly noxious.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:56 PM   #12
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I've used lacquer thinner to remove paint when I've screwed up. I just continually soak a rag and rub until the paint is removed. I've used it on both plastic and metal pieces without any damage to the underlying part.

Just like gasoline, lacquer thinner is highly flammable. You'll also want to get a good aerator mask and use it in a well ventilated area because the fumes are highly noxious.
Perfect thank you. Hopefully it'll look good enough that I don't have to worry but the worried part of me needed a back up plan
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:44 AM   #13
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So I just called the shop and they told me that the paint is peeling really bad and that they're going to try and repaint it. I asked them if they could just strip it back to original and they said that it won't look right.

What should I tell them to do? Strip it or repaint it?
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:51 PM   #14
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Why not use a fabric covering? Faux suede microfiber or something?
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:54 PM   #15
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Really? Thats interesting I wouldn't have guessed gasoline. How did you use that? Just soak a rag? Did it work even after being painted awhile? No damage to the original paint that was on the trim?
Yes, I used old socks, and no damage to original trim. The trim is that color gray, and I did it outside where the sun would evaporate the any leftover gasoline. I made sure to wash it after just to be sure. But as someone else pointed out, it is highly flammable so if u end up going that route then be careful and have good ventilation. What color was your original trim?
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:37 AM   #16
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Yes, I used old socks, and no damage to original trim. The trim is that color gray, and I did it outside where the sun would evaporate the any leftover gasoline. I made sure to wash it after just to be sure. But as someone else pointed out, it is highly flammable so if u end up going that route then be careful and have good ventilation. What color was your original trim?


The original trim was silver. They did such a piss poor job painting it. I'm dying because I will probably have to rebuy all these pieces and I don't even know where to begin for that. I'll post some pictures of the car in a bit
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:07 AM   #17
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Heres how it turned out. Sun visors are pretty bad and there are lots of imperfections. I will probably end up replacing all of it so if you have any leads on these parts let me know
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:48 AM   #18
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They painted your sun visors!
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:13 AM   #19
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im sorry but whoever painted that should not even own a shop. I hope you are able to get everything fixed and done the right way!! good luck with everything
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:39 PM   #20
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im sorry but whoever painted that should not even own a shop. I hope you are able to get everything fixed and done the right way!! good luck with everything
I know. They are a flipping joke. Its driving me insane how bad they did my car. They also scratched the trunk trying to put a vinyl stripe on. I am beyond pissed. Where would you begin with getting this fixed?
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:52 AM   #21
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Man, did they trash your car or what? Sorry, bout that. The visors, just get a new set. The rest can most likely be saved with nail polish remover, lighter fluid or even gas and a whole lot of elbow grease. If you do it remember not to get in a hurry and rub it too hard. Breaks my heart to see that awful paint job...
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:47 AM   #22
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I know. They are a flipping joke. Its driving me insane how bad they did my car. They also scratched the trunk trying to put a vinyl stripe on. I am beyond pissed. Where would you begin with getting this fixed?
For painting, contact Pete (Showstopper). He's a sponsor here and in St. Charles. He's painted two hoods and stripes for me. He does all kinds of custom work.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:21 PM   #23
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Just curious , were they way cheaper than anybody else in town !
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:02 PM   #24
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I wish they were cheaper :( but its all taken care of. I replaced the interior and then traded that camaro in for another one
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