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How do I change interior color???

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by E-dogg, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. E-dogg

    E-dogg Senior Member

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    Ok I am sure I will get 1 response that'll say something like "Buy all new interior, har har har" But what I mean is, isn't it possible to dye/paint the interior? An acquaintance of mine did a combination of dye/paint on his 240sx and it looked pretty good but he moved and I dont have his number. I would like to do the interior in white, so if anyone has an idea how to go about doing this please let me know. I got a CRX pretty cheap and the interior is very nice but it's this disgusting Blue color that makes me wanna puke. Anyway, thanks for any help!!
     
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    ok, it will be nearly impossible to die a blue interior to white...

    painting will work...

    if the interior is all vinyl check into vinyl paint?

    your other option would be to get some white cloth and using the stock seat covers as templates make new seat covers, wrap the seats in white...
    then you would need to paint the dash and all related trim ppieces in white...
    then you need a white carpet...
    and you could recloth your headliner, and cover your door skins in the same fabric as the headliner/seats...

    not worth the work in my opinion, and good luck keeping it clean
     
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    E-dogg Senior Member

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    Hey thanks for the response!! Um.... Ok so it can be dyed or painted, thats cool. Yeah it will be a lot of work but as the song goes, "time is on my side.... yes it is." I will probably do the carpet in black, maybe do a black/white combo, does that sound more reasonable? Like the stuff that can't be dyed/painted white I could do in black.... Well, thank you very much for the response.
     
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    to be honest dude it sounds like its gonna look like shit...

    depends if this will be a rice/show car, or daily driver...

    if you like white and black, i would advise that you scout junkyards for a crx SI with a clean black interior... and strip the shit out of it...
    for something that old they will prob charge you 150-200 bucks for the complete interior, including dash and seats...

    so now you have a black base to start with...
    then you could take the seats apart and put in white inserts in the fabric... or score some del sol seats for the front and put white in the middle section were those have color...

    painting an interior is a delicate art...
    and you need the right paint...

    if you smooth everything and spray it with car paint it will look hot as hell...
    if you rattle can it, its gonna look like it was rattle canned = shitty...
    and then it just gets worse as high traffic spots get weared on em...

    lots of places sell seats cover "kits" so you can get white and black seats coverings... not ghetto seats covers, the real deal stitched and formed seat covers... then get a black carpet from someplace, i think even JC whitney has carpets?... and they should fit like stock...
    then get an crx si black dash, door panels, and all the rear plastic panels...
    i think all head liners are the same color so you either recover it with one solid cover... put some crazy design, or paint it...
     
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    E-dogg Senior Member

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    I actually have a '91 SI parts car with the full black interior, I just preferred white or a combination. I suppose I will mull over what you suggested and probably end up switching out some of the pieces. When I get it done I'll post a pic and let ya decide if it looks horrible. And yeah it's meant to be a daily driver, not a show car. I'll actually be delivering chinese food in it.
     
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    sounds good dude, it shouldn;t take you more than a few(maybe 5-6?) hours to swap the WHOLE interior... including seats, dash, door skins, carpet, rear panels, etc...
     
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    Ok, thats it. That is an outlandish claim! 5-6 hrs, if it takes longer than that we're gonna throw some shit down!!! I'm starting now and I have a timer....!!!!
     
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    Just kidding by the way.... :D
     
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    lol

    well my friend has done numerous complete interior swaps...

    it took him about 1.5 - 2 hours to strip a car in the junkyard in 10-20 degree weather...

    then it took us about 4 hours to strip his cas and reinstall the interior...
    and this was COMPLETE, everything from handles to trim pieces, to seat belts, seats carpet, everything...

    that 4 hours included about 45 min to 1 hour of sitting in the newly installed back seat, no fronts seats in, and a 12 pack while swapping in a new radio...
    mmm beer...
    and we also had to remove the pass side airbag and the reinforcement cause the new dash had no pass airbag... and swapped the drivers side airbag...

    it was crazy...
     
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    whatever you decide to do dont go with a white dash the glare from the sun is out of control. trust me my boy did it and i would have rather driven with no dash
     
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    There's a really nice spray-on dye that you can buy at most paint stores. My friend used it to go from blue to gray and it worked sweet.
     
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    White is going to be a bitch to keep clean, I would do a ligth gray.
     
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    You happen to know the brand name of that?
     
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    Yeah don't hold out man, whats the name of them shits?? :huh:
     
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    I can't remember it for the life of me. I'll ask Tony tomorrow.
     
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    Hey I got the pics of me painting one of the door panels if someone can tell me a site that I can use to load em up and/or explain to me how to do it I'll get right on it. Plz PM me or respond here or you can IM me, my name is E-dogg and my email is wonder11ama@hotmail.com. Thanks!!!
     
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    Ok here are some links, I hope these will work.... Please keep in mind that this was done with a spray can, but I still think it looks pretty damn good. I must admit I have a bit more experience with a spray can than most people however. I used this type of Vinyl cleaner that is supposed to help the pores breathe more so that it will absorb the paimt better. I think it worked because this 1 panel took a whole can of paint. The only drawback I saw was with the panels themselves. These ones had a few small tears that may be visible if you zoom in real close (sorry about them not being perfect I don't have a handle on my digi yet) however not bad for like 16 yr old panels. I didnt have any runs or anything in em. I set them on those little stands so that I could move around them. To make sure I did the middle of them evenly I picked the panel up from underneath and sprayed it while holding it in front of me. This also assured that I didnt have any drips from the can or anything like that. I think for the next one I will attempt to suspend the panel from a chain or something, that is if the feedback isn't horrible. Please lemme know what ya think, I'm a big boy I can take it. Thanks for all the advice too guys!!! :worthy:

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