Ok guys I'm in love with the interior of the concept Apache. Any help on how to DIY would be greatly appreciated! I have a 2011 cosmos blue with the matching vents so looking more specifically how to match the steering wheel trim and instrument cluster. I have the factory paint from Mopar but whats the best way to paint it? primer? taped off? Thanks guys!
Looks like a PT cruiser interior. Never understood why the PTs had painted parts on the interior, literally looked like a 4 year old put it together. And it's pretty simple to pull all those pieces off, just sand them down, buy the mopar spray paint and apply then put on a clear coat. Not to hard just a lot of light coats
I have a 2011 cosmos blue with the matching vents so looking more specifically how to match the steering wheel trim and instrument cluster. Attachment 323057
I see people don't like to read... To answer your question, I would not recommend doing that to your interior. Maybe try finding some blue tape that comes close to cosmos blue to cover the ring in the steering wheel.
The cluster would require taking apart the unit. I did this in my Honda crx about 16 yrs ago, would never do it again.
Yeah the issue I've had so far is getting the paint to stick on the trim. I worked on it yesterday, took 4 hours to tape it all off (damn OCD) and when I got enough coats on, it chipped right off like cheap nail polish. Do any of you guys know if the steering wheel trim comes off? It would be 100 times easier to sand down and prime it, I just don't want to pry it off and not be able to put it back in. I like the way it would look, if it was done right.
How did it end up turning out? Did you have to remove all the trim and sand it? I would like details so I can do this myself!
Get some bulldog "Adhesion Promotor" at an autoparts store. I use it on anything I'm going to spray paint, before the paint goes on, and so far all projects have turned out well regardless of the surface.
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Finally got at least this part done. It's coming along but still have some work.
Did you use mopar paint to do the vents or is that krylon or something? And did you put on a clear coat? Thanks it looks great
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I sanded it down and used white primer first. I bought the oh so very expensive mopar matching paint and just carefully taped around and painted it. Used several clear coats. My best advice is to let it dry over night or a few days. I don't really paint anything ever and living in Florida I think a lot of the humidity got to it and chipped it off the first go around. I'm very happy with it I'm still trying to tackle the steering wheel trim and am having a hard time getting that nailed down.