Painting Dashboard--How To--WARNING---Ton's Of Pic's.

Discussion in '1994 - 1995 Specific Tech' started by davis3, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. i was inspired by will_95gt's dashboard job.credit to Fett for recomending the paint.my original interior color was black/gray.i replaced most panel's with parts from the junkyard.all i had to paint was the dashboard and airbags.

    ------i am by no means an expert in painting.i'm positive these steps are not the "proper" way to paint.i did not use the "approved" cleaning agents,just thing's i had around the house.with that being said,i'm very happy with the results.the following pic's are to give anyone who wants to paint their dash an idea of whats involved.

    tools used--1-SEM Landau Black Vinyl Paint #15013 12 oz. spray can($12 local auto paint shop),1- can brake cleaner,palmolive dish soap w/oxyclean,1-scotchbrite pad,clean terry cloth towels,1-5/16 box wrench,common sockets and ratchets,steering wheel puller,pick,T-20 bit,T-50 bit,lots of time.

    BEFORE.
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    #1.Disconnect Battery.(dont want airbags to go off in your face)
    #2.follow next steps in order.
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  2. thanks.with all the helped i've received from this forum,i thought i'd better start contributing.:)
     
  3. Great write-up! I added it to the technical thread sticky for future reference.
     
  4. I would have traded in the mustang and got another one with black interior. But that's just me. you are insane but brilliant for doing that. Came out perfect. good job man! :)
     
  5. :banana: I'M A STICKY:banana:
     
  6. Looks good :nice: pretty much the same way I did it.
     
  7. Wow that came out great. Good job
     
  8. wow, besides a great job, this has to be the best how to i've seen.
     
  9. Excellent write up. I just got my black steering wheel in the mail and will be tackling this when time permits (two jobs.) Its nice to have a reference. Good job.
     
  10. Subscribing...Nice Job!
     
  11. Awesome write up man. That makes me a little less worried about how to tackle that. I was thinking about doing it and now I'm convinced.

    Good work!
     
  12. looks good take care of it... if your knee bumps a soft spot it will split and crach the paint... been throught this on my probe... just becareful with it...
     
  13. Looks good.. Nice write up. Subscribed for when I have to paint some interior panels.
     
  14. I went ahead and ordered the SEM...came in yesterday.. I got it from Eastwood. I ordered 2 cans of Landau black and 1 can of Vinyl surface prep spray. I assume after cleaning as directed above I can use the prep spray just prior to the black.

    Thanks again for the post!!

    RC
     
  15. did you spray the steering wheel itself or did you get a black one to put on there?
     
  16. WHen I do mine, Im going to get a new wheel. My stock one is all cracked and painting it will NOT do any good. I like the GT500 wheel that a Turbo got on his car :nice:
    RC
     
  17. i didn't paint the wheel,found it at the JY,only painted the airbag.didn't use the vinal prep,dash still looks great.
     
  18. No washing your hands before you eat? That's ok, neither do I.