I'm trying to paint the gray plastic pieces in my car to match the charcoal pieces so the yellow and black theme will look better. Compare the center console and shift cover in this picture, and imagine them both charcoal like the shift cover.
So I paid the big bucks and got a can of the Fiero Store's charcoal interior paint. I am very disappointed in it. First of all, the color is not exact. It has a very slight blue tint to it -- not pure charcoal. Second, it takes FOREVER to dry. Pieces I painted Saturday are still a little sticky. Baking them in the sun seems to help. I bought a can of Duplicolor vinyl and fabric charcoal paint, and am going to try that. I will update this when I know the result. It's certainly a lot cheaper.
Posts: 346 From: Cary, Illinois Registered: Mar 2009
I did my dash with the duplicolor flat black and it looks awsome and wears well no problems. It really stinks when you spray it (need to be in a well ventilated area) but it looks like new!!! Drys fast....
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Posts: 374 From: Fredericton.Canada Registered: Dec 2009
I tried using flat spraypaint one time, and it was just like you said sticky. Some parts were always sticky weeks later. When I decided I had enough, I took it all back out and re-sprayed everything with Dupli-color Vinyl and Fabric, and it worked great. Looks perfect and you can get it at most auto stores.
Posts: 1523 From: Indianapolis Registered: Sep 2009
I did my whole interior with the rustoleum brand interior vinyl and fabric dye. It's turned out absolutely BEAUTIFUL, dries very quickly, and so far it wears very well. So if the duplicolor doesn't work out for you I highly recommend it.
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Posts: 21674 From: Houston, TX , USA Registered: Dec 2001
I did my interior black years ago, I used duplicolor on some pieces and then I used some specialized vinyl paint that was pretty expensive on the others. It held up pretty well, but now 6 or 7 years later it's worn through in some spots and needs a touch up. Mostly the door panels and the shift console are what need touching up.
Posts: 2345 From: South Jersey 08077 Registered: Oct 2006
I just visited last weekend a forum member who said he used the duplicolor I believe and then he said he took a heat gun at about a foot away and it turned out perfect. He said the heat gun like bakes it in and dries it immediatley and then you can scratch the surface even and it doesnt show it. Dont know his forum name but he is in Indiana.