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Old 07-06-2014, 10:47 PM   #1
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Dash painting

Hey guys, I have another question. Has anyone here taken out their dash and re-painted it? The inside of my '98 is tan and I really don't care for it. I really want it black but I didn't know how to go about it. I realize I'd have to take everything out obviously but what type of paint should I use? How do you get the complete dash off including the part that covers the air bag? Any input would be great!

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Hey guys, I have another question. Has anyone here taken out their dash and re-painted it? The inside of my '98 is tan and I really don't care for it. I really want it black but I didn't know how to go about it. I realize I'd have to take everything out obviously but what type of paint should I use? How do you get the complete dash off including the part that covers the air bag? Any input would be great!
Screws basically hold everything on the dash. Just start unscrewing and piece by piece it'll all come off. This is my dash painted from gray to Black.
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Should I search that in google?
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:19 AM   #5
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Screws basically hold everything on the dash. Just start unscrewing and piece by piece it'll all come off. This is my dash painted from gray to Black.
What kind of paint did you use? Like normal spray paint or what?
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:51 AM   #6
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Use SEM interior paint. Best stuff there is
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:04 AM   #7
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Use SEM interior paint. Best stuff there is
Can I get that at walmart or any auto store?
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:40 AM   #9
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I had good luck with Krylon Fusion. But had i done it again i would have done 3 coats instead of 2 (ran out of paint) and i would have done some kind of flat clear over it for the high traffic areas.
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Can I get that at walmart or any auto store?
Gonna have to go to an auto paint store
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:46 PM   #11
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Thanks for the help everyone!!! It really helped me out!!
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:00 PM   #12
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I painted mine using Rustoleum 2x Painters touch. Bonds to plastic and holding up great!. I painted the upper and lower tan parts black to break it up a bit and stand out more. I didn't even remove the dash, just used tape and newspaper to mask off.


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Old 07-07-2014, 09:51 PM   #13
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Nice contrast. Looks good. About how long ago did you paint your dash?

I've also considered that tent for the deck. Was it mixed, or did you buy it that color? I sent off for samples a few years back (don't remember which company), but never got around to it. Couldn't decide between spice or white.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:59 PM   #14
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I painted the dash about a month ago, but the Jeep has been baking in the sun and my kids constantly climb on the center console (which I painted just the door black) and it's all holding up fine. I based my decision on the fact that I did my outdoor patio furniture last year with the same paint and that furniture has sat outside for a year of summer and winter storms and still looks great.

For the floor, I used the same Rustoleum 2x painters touch, but in their Khaki color. I only did the floor not the sides since I wanted to keep the contrast. Floor is holding up fine as well.
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So should I go with the krylon or rustoleum?
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I've heard of people getting great results with the Krylon and that was going to be my original choice but the store by me didn't carry it but said the Rustoleum is the same thing so I went with that. I can only tell you from my experiences with the Rustoleum and it covers really really well. They aren't kidding about the "2X" part where they say it covers twice as much requiring less coats. The first coat goes on even and strong even though you are spraying a light coat.

Like I said, I've had great results with Rustoleum, but have heard great things about Krylon Fusion as well
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Sounds like both are really reliable! Would any local auto parts store have them?
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:19 PM   #18
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Any one of your big box hardware store (Lowes or Home Depot) should have them. The HD by me doesn't carry Krylon but had the Rustoleum 2X. Most hardware stores, even smaller ones should carry either or.
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By the way, depending on how much of the dash you're painting. You can remove the easily removable pieces like speaker covers, glove box, piece under the steering wheel, and paint those outside the Jeep. Or in my case I was leaving those tan. The rest you can tape off if you don't feel like taking off the larger chunk of dash.

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