Would you paint your dashboard?

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  1. eraldo75vg

    eraldo75vg TYF Newbie

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    Hello everyone,
    So my truck is black and the interior is tan, the dash is completely trashed. I came across the complete dashboard but its gray. Would you paint it black so it could blend with the rest or leave it alone and little by little turn it into a gray interior? I am getting mixed signals about painting it, as with time the paint will start peeling or flaking.
     
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    I painted my 02 with SEM adhesion promoter and paint and it's been over a year with no problems, still looks great. I've heard it's a permanent solution and won't chip, just have to prep it good.
     
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    08HoeCD Resto-mod aficionado

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    Prep & paint the dash with proper materials and technique.
    Hell of a lot simpler, quicker and less costly than replacing everything else.
     
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    I remember sending and coating a Denali dash and interior over ten years ago and that truck still rolls around today with some minor scrapes. We smoothed all panels and did a 3 stage paint to it.
     
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    Thank you all, now I feel with more confidence to paint it black
     
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    @eraldo75vg

    Did you ever ran the vin# to find out the built sheet?
     
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    iamdub Too cold, too cold

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    Paint it. Preparation and quality materials are the key points to adhere to. (see what I did there?)

    I used SEM Color Coat to recolor a vinyl dash and some interior plastic. Supposedly, it's more of a spray dye than a paint. It's eally good stuff.
     
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    I did enter the info, it told me the year it was built but for further info i needed an account, that is where I stop
     
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    Yes, you need to log in into the account with the number I gave you.

    That will give you the details of your truck.
     
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    I have done it before. Hindsight 20/20, stay away from any gloss color or else you'll be kicking yourself later.
     

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