Painting Your Interior

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{mosgoogle}If you get a drip or run, or the paint crackles from applying too much paint, you can wet sand it lightly once it dries completely, then remove the dust and grit, and apply a few light coats of paint over the spot again to correct it.

To complete your painting process, finish the trim pieces with a durable clearcoat finish.  If your product requires that the color coat be completely dry, after the parts dry, wipe down the parts to remove any dust that may have settled.  Do NOT clear coat interior panels!  It is best to let the painted parts sit for 24 hours before attempting to re-install them so as not to damage the paint.

Painting Other Things
before & afterpainted door

Getting the carpet out is a pain, but use a wide flat head screwdriver or putty knife to pry it out gently a portion at a time. Use a vinyl and carpet spray like Dupli-Color Vinyl and Fabric Dye (the same stuff used on the rest of the soft vinyl pieces).  In order to spray the inserts, spray once from the top down at a right angle to the insert, then one coat from each of the four edges at a 45 degree, ensuring you get coverage in all directions.  Then just let it sit until it dries.

It isn’t advisable to paint your interior carpet, as there is just too much of it to paint.  Spend the $100-130 on a molded carpet kit instead.  You will be happier with the results in the long run.

Probably the most labor-intensive process will be cleaning the seats.  During cleaning, you can use Dupli-Color’s Prep Wipe or Grease & Wax Remover to aid in the cleaning process.  As the vinyl dyes are made for all soft vinyls, these products should work well and last a long time.  There is no guarantee though, if you do not get your seats completely clean and de-greased.  You may want to consider buying after market seat covers, or replacing them entirely.

Clean any stains from the seats using a carpet shampoo, and then use Dupli-Color’s Prep Wipe or Grease & Wax Remover to help clean them further.  Paint them with Dupli-Color’s High Performance Vinyl & Fabric Coating.  Again, you may want to consider after market seat covers if you are unsure of your cleaning abilities.

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