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Painting Cab Black

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by I Liquid I, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Oct 31, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    I Liquid I

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    I have been blacking out my cab little by little seeing how I liked it.

    I started with the center console and the front lower dash. I used Duplicolor Flat Black Vinyl paint and I liked the results. Then, when I went to install my audio system and custom under the seats subs, I took the time to deaden the floor and also to change the carpet to black.

    Loving it so far. Now I am installing the black leather and ran into a problem.

    Seatbelts... I know I can easily buy the seatbelt webbing black and get it attached by some upholstery guy. However the latches and locks for the seatbelts are grey. Those areas will come into a lot of contact and I do not trust the Duplicolor paint for it. Would SEM paint be good enough or will I need something else? Any ideas as to what will withstand such areas that come into a lot of contact? Or... should I just leave the seatbelts grey? They might look out of place. :(


    Anyhow. Ideas? Suggestions? Tips? Bullets for my head?

    Pics will come when everything is finished but here are some pics I posted some time ago.

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    Sorry for the mess I had in the truck that day. Lol. Oh and the quality of those pics... :eek:
     
  2. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    brian

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    Dye em?


    I'd be curious how paint holds up on vinyl over time....

    :popcorn:
     
  3. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    I Liquid I

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    Well the SEM paint is supposed to be a kind of dye. It is so far what I think I will be using.

    Also, it ain't paint on vinyl. Its Duplicolor Vinyl Paint.

    As a side note: I have had my lower dash and center console painted with this for about a year or more. It has held up great so far. I still don't trust it though. Lol.

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    Most contact parts like where you grab the door has been done in Redline leather grips, so the only problem area I am having is the damn seatbelts. :(
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 at 1:19 AM
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