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How To: Interior Painting 101

Discussion in 'Interior / Audio / Electronics DIY How-To's' started by connies96hatchie, May 8, 2006.



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  1. Eran

    Eran It's on ass-backwards. Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Good writeup connie .....

    you know some ricers are going to use this for the wrong things :lol:
     
  2. connies96hatchie

    connies96hatchie Reinvent Your Shell! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks :D


    I know... you can only imagine all the emails I have recieved already. :evil:
     
  3. chartinael

    chartinael New Member 5+ Year Member

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    real nice write up .... I didn't even sand my plastic pieces ... I used dupli-color plastic primer and plain acryl-paint for the kickplanels and window switch garnishes and shifter console (as I cannot afford the Ek4 black interior right now) and it worked well ....

    kristin
     
  4. bonestockcx

    bonestockcx Honda Freak 5+ Year Member

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    This is how to do your interior no questions asked hands down!!!
     
  5. Ian01ex

    Ian01ex New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Looks damn good! I hate the tan interior that came with the blue 01-03 civic... I think this is a project that is gonna sit on my back burner untill school is out. Extremely detailed writeup and great advice!! Thanks for taking the time to do this!
     
  6. OVNi_CIVIC

    OVNi_CIVIC Revise Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    wouldnt the paint come off the dashboard easily, because it is spongey?? How well does the paint stay on the vinal surfaces? I have tan interior and want to do i black, so im considering this project, but because the tan is light, any little chip in the paint will be very noticable....thanks
     
  7. JMan8108

    JMan8108 SOHC VTEC SON!!!! Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Great write-up. I just got done doing my shifter/e-brake console in black and it came out flawless. Im going to slowly be doing the whole interior over the next few weeks. Im planning to get some Recaro knock offs this summer but until then I was wondering if you thought that painting the seats with the duplicolor fabric stuff would work till then? Thanks a ton for the time and effort put into this.
     
  8. redcivicls95

    redcivicls95 redcivicls95 Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    THats amazing
     
  9. dyce590

    dyce590 True Life:I drive a Civic Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    sry to revive an old thread but i wanna know the status of the interior on ur white hatch. any chips? flaws? how often have you had to do any touch ups. i was thinking about doing this as my last summer DIY this year before summer ends
     
  10. Civic11

    Civic11 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    I know, this sounds too good to be true. I have ugly blue in my hatch and this would def be cheaper than replacing all the parts out with interior parts a the "JY". Hows the color doing? I'd hate to do this only to have to do this as a yearly routine because of chipping and the like.

    Despite my "cynicalness" it looks great.
     
  11. EF Honda EF

    EF Honda EF Registered User

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    after you spray the primer you should take a tack rag and go over the primer. picks up all the over spray and any dirt, allows it to be a whole lot smoother.
    Seats are 12mm bolts
     
  12. MidnightCivicEX

    MidnightCivicEX EK Ferio WIP Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    what colors have you done in the other cars?

    if i were to do this, i would probably paint the carpet red... like type-r.. im afraid it would be too ricey though? like, maybe just go authetic jdm and buy the red carpet...
     
  13. civicSIcoupe

    civicSIcoupe All Day, Every Day Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    this tutorial was awesome connie
    i read it then instantly wanted to to a project like that on my civic, so i did
    i sanded then primed all the stuff first though, and i used clear coat after painting to protect the paint and make it more glossy, i found it worked extremely well though. without this tutorial i wouldnt have probably done it so thanks! it makes the car look so much newer and crisper and cleaner, good job.
     
  14. prodigy803

    prodigy803 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    ok yea i should have joined this forum earlier!!!!! so I painted my carpet and my floor mats last weekend because well me and my friend were bored... it turned out decent but the carpet feels gritty almost but I used fabric paint that I bought from Home Depot. is there anyway to fix this?
     
  15. prodigy803

    prodigy803 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Also another thing for your floor boards what about all the wiring and the Ebrake lines that run through? I have a 99 CX hb and all I took out everything besides the panels and drivers seat.
     
  16. Feli

    Feli New Member 5+ Year Member

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    on m y 88 civic i got sum carpet like s**t on my doors,how can i clean that n what kinda paint can i sue on it?
     
  17. TigBitties

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    I did this and painted the whole inside of my car black. back seats, headliner, and all panels. i used duplicolor adhesion promoter and then duplicolor fabric/vinyl paint and rustoleum plastic paint. looks way nicer. i actually got a couple friends to want to do this now
     
  18. mastashea20

    mastashea20 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    just did my rear today came out good but i was dumb and put rubbing compound on rear pannels and its a lil cloudy in the cracks but hopefully it will go away.
     
  19. Aaron.

    Aaron. New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    great write up
     
  20. AlexJDM

    AlexJDM New Member 5+ Year Member

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    did this to my car .... great stuff
     


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