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Dash and Center Paint Mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 10.21, May 22, 2011.

  1. 10.21

    10.21 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I see it all over but have used the search engine to it's max and can not find anything (I know I've seen something on ti before). I just want to paint my center dash piece (with the CD player, volume, and AC knobs) black as well as the center shifter surround...

    The reason I'm not springing into action to do it alone without a thread to guide me is because I saw this done by an inexperienced person and it looked like shit...Can anyone provide any help on this matter?
     
  2. Jones

    Jones Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember seeing a specific write up on it.

    Here is a thread that has a couple of pictures of it done.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/122041-painting-my-center-console.html

    Look at sockmonkey build thread, he painted his center dash black.

    I used the Dupli-color vinyl and fabric paint on the AC dial face plate and the vent bezel around the radio, it matches pretty well with the black factory radio. Lightly sanding and cleaning it very well to prep the surface. It needs to be completely clean and free of anything that would mess the paint up.

    The silver hazard button is going to be a problem to change to black unless you tape off the triangles and get it perfect or find a black one from a base model.
     
  3. sockmonkey

    sockmonkey Well-Known Member

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    Retro stripes, , blacked out front bumper, Volant Ram Air intake,URD MAF calibrator, Mr Marv 10" sub box, Kenwood HU, Alpine Amp, shorty antenna, fog light mod, scan gauge II, RAAMmat front and rear doors, Wet Okole seat covers, blacked out dash. NTG 265/70/16 NST Lite Pulleys
    remove, clean , paint, and reinstall

    i used the same paint as Jones

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    should be more pics in my build thread
     
  4. 10.21

    10.21 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sweet, thanks guys. As for the buttons and knobs, guess I'll just have to memorize what each of them do and confuse anyone who drives my truck in the future.

    How do I remove everything?
     
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