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Old 03-08-2014   #31 (permalink)
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lookin sharp man! Did you replace the map lights as well? I'd like to know where to get a set of blue ones for mine.
Nope, I left the map lights and the other two dome lights as they are, because, if someone feels the need to press them, odds are they actually need good illumination lol. But go to CARiD.com, they have all sorts of interior lights by this brand called Lumen. They're really nice.

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March 9th, 2014:

The wood grain painting is going really well! Did the radio bezel, the center console surround, and the entire dash today! They're all done and drying back at the shop! They all look really good, with the exception of a small blemish on the dash, as during a coat, I had to switch to a new can, and (figures that this would be the can I didn't test on the cardboard before shooting) it spit watery paint all over. I managed to blend most of it in, but one little spot is still bumpy. I decided to just leave it, as everything else looks good. I'll be doing the door panel pieces tomorrow, and I'll post some pics tomorrow as well!

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Old 03-09-2014   #33 (permalink)
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Sounds good! Excited for the pics.

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March 9th, 2014:

The paint project is almost done! The dash, radio bezel, and shifter surround are all back on! All turned out great, with the exception of a mess of super glue around the Impala emblem on the passenger side dash. While I was applying the glue, it just kept coming out of the nozzle and wouldn't stop, so I managed to get the emblem on, with some minor chunks of super glue still visible. Other than that, it turned out pretty nice! The door panels are still drying, and should be back on the car tonight!

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Taken during painting




The finished product on the car!






This is the emblem, you can see where the super glue got all over...


And finally, the door panels drying at the shop!


Feel free to tell me what you guys think!

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Looks good! A good buff will really make it stand out

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Looks great! Quick question, how did you get the clock to display centered?

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It's actually a different radio than you and I have. The clock on the base-level radio (without MP3 and some other capabilities) has a clock that is centered...

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Looks great

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Dash looks good ! X2 on a buff. It would look even more glossy.

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Dash looks good ! X2 on a buff. It would look even more glossy.
I'll probably try that after I get these couple of blemishes on the door panels taken care of.

But thanks for all the help man!

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Can you give me a quick walk through of how you went about painting them. Obviously you sanded them down and all before painting them. But about how many coats of paint and Gloss did you use. And what kind if paint works best? I love the red it looks tight on your car, but my imp is black so I think I'm just gonna paint mine black.

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Can you give me a quick walk through of how you went about painting them. Obviously you sanded them down and all before painting them. But about how many coats of paint and Gloss did you use. And what kind if paint works best? I love the red it looks tight on your car, but my imp is black so I think I'm just gonna paint mine black.

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Yeah I can help you out. If you have any further questions or you think one of my directions isn't working, you can also ask Impala2007. He gave me these directions originally.

Here's exactly what I did:

Wash everything off with water and dish soap
Dry everything and then sand down with 2000 grit sand paper
Masked everything off
Used 2 coats of Duplicolor adhesion promoter
Used 3 coats of Duplicolor white sandable primer
Used 4 coats of Duplicolor Perfect Match Victory Red paint (you obviously choose whatever color is applicable to what you want)
Used 4-5 coats of Duplicolor high closs cear coat

I chose not to buff immediately afterwards, if you do, it will give you a more glossy finish, but I thought mine looked good so I left it alone. To each his own.

I also removed my Impala emblem in the passenger side dash and plastidipped it black, I'd recommend removing it even if you're not going to paint it prior to painting everything else. You can use an Exactoknife or any other precision knife to remove it, but be very careful. After all is dry you can superglue it back in, but be very careful with the glue, mine got messy as you can see above lol.

Hope this helped, man!

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The red paint came out good man. Like others said a good buff to make them shine!

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cool beans, thanks man. ill let you know how mine turns out when i get around to it!

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March 15th, 2014:

Beautiful day here in Bloomington/Normal, so I took some pics!









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