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Old 03-08-2006, 01:15 PM
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i was wondering how well does interior paint work?

ive heard before that you can just dye or paint the existing interior the color you want it? but i have also heard that it will crack and peel off rather quickly. what it is i have a 87 mustang lx that im working on and i want to change the factory interior color. i cant find any places that sell the panels in the colors i want so i thought id look into dyes or paint. what i want to do is change all the gray in my car to black and all the black to a blue. so any information would help on if i should paint dye or vinyl which would be the better looking and longer lasting. also i live in central arizonia if that helps any.

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I'm wondering the same thing.
I've got an 85 stang with royal blue int. and i'm just sick of it.
I think because my dash is so baked, any paint would stick but as far as the other panals go, I have no idea.
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None of that junk works very good for any length of time. It eventually wears off due to use. The only lasting way to change interior color is to change out the upholstery and carpet. The hard items like door trims and dash board can be repainted and hold up just as good as the original color.

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i painted a head liner, it held up good
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I Have Done Alot Of Interiors And Paint Works Great If You Use It Right Just Be Sure To Do A Couple Coats And Let It Dry And Use Some Good Clearcoat.its Never Failed For Me
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On the plastic and hard trim, use some type of adhension promotor and paint thats specifically for plastics.
Ive done it before, it did ok. It didn't peel off or fade, but will scratch off with use and look like crap (ie window cranks on door panels,etc)


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thanks guys

thanks for the info. anyone happen to know where i could find new interior panes in the colors i want for a 87 mustang lx. if not no biggy ill probly do the couple of coats and a clear coat. not worried about the window hindges scraching because i want to convert it to a power window. and if not i could always redo every other year
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