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Mafhplayer7715 09-07-2013 02:29 PM

JK Apache Interior Mods
 
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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!

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Crashthings 09-07-2013 11:43 PM

That does look good, there are some posts threads here that deal with painting interior parts like the vent rings and so forth. Might help.

AverageJK 09-08-2013 09:56 AM

That reminds me of the interior of a honda civic in the late 90s.

nmdesertrat 09-08-2013 10:57 AM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! My wife really dislikes my red seat covers but, I like them.

legitposter 09-08-2013 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by AverageJK (Post 4390545)
That reminds me of the interior of a honda civic in the late 90s.


:pullinghair: you just brought back terrible memories of my acura integra with painted interior parts... in the '90s. Oh man.

Crush21 09-08-2013 11:09 AM

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

ohioviper 09-08-2013 11:13 AM

I think it looks great.Anything is better than the plain jane all black.

Mafhplayer7715 09-13-2013 03:00 PM

Working on it this weekend. Hopefully I don't screw up too bad and I can post some jk wannabe pics haha

Dr. Evil 09-13-2013 09:28 PM

I did my vent rings to match my flame red JK. Just wanted to do enough to add a touch of color but not over do it. Came out perfect.

l2abbit 09-13-2013 11:20 PM

I also did mine in red but, tried to show pics but this damn quota thing! :atomic:





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jiggy 09-14-2013 12:06 AM

Just take all those pieces off n have them powdercoated n reinstall them

landi jeep 09-14-2013 12:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Mafhplayer7715 (Post 4372681)
I have a 2011 cosmos blue with the matching vents so looking more specifically how to match the steering wheel trim and instrument cluster.
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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.

landi jeep 09-14-2013 01:01 AM

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Originally Posted by AverageJK (Post 4390545)
That reminds me of the interior of a honda civic in the late 90s.

1990 CRX siR vtec JDM with b16a1 swap and red valve cover :drinks:

Mafhplayer7715 09-14-2013 07:22 AM

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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.

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Dusthol 09-14-2013 08:53 AM

Try paint from a hobby shop. The type that the r/c car builders use. Its made for use on plastic.

jwilson2598 09-14-2013 01:21 PM

Not sure if it pries off or not, but definitely needs to have the chrome sanded off to get it to stick properly.

2five22 09-14-2013 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jwilson2598 (Post 4568937)
Not sure if it pries off or not, but definitely needs to have the chrome sanded off to get it to stick properly.


This is it. One should also use plastic specific paints.

Mafhplayer7715 09-14-2013 03:09 PM

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This is it. One should also use plastic specific paints.

So I shouldn't use the mopar factory paint? Haha might scratch the project then bc my OCD would go crazy having paint that doesn't match

jwilson2598 09-14-2013 03:25 PM

The Mopar paint will work fine, many have used it on interior trim pieces just fine. Just get the chrome off so it will stick and you'll be all set.

Mafhplayer7715 11-03-2013 02:30 PM

Having a hard time prying off the trim on the steering wheel so I can sand it down to get the chrome off. Any suggestions? Neighbors are tired of the horn going off too haha.

nology 11-03-2013 02:37 PM

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:pullinghair: you just brought back terrible memories of my acura integra with painted interior parts... in the '90s. Oh man.

Haha it's sad that so many of us have been down this road. This was my 91 Integra a LONG time ago. I actually still own the car and have since sourced original un-ruined interior panels lol

Mafhplayer7715 11-03-2013 02:43 PM

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Finally got at least this part done. It's coming along but still have some work.

GIWrangler 01-25-2014 10:00 PM

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Finally got at least this part done. It's coming along but still have some work.

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! :happyyes:

panthermark 01-26-2014 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by legitposter (Post 4392161)
:pullinghair: you just brought back terrible memories of my acura integra with painted interior parts... in the '90s. Oh man.

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Haha it's sad that so many of us have been down this road. This was my 91 Integra a LONG time ago. I actually still own the car and have since sourced original un-ruined interior panels lol

LOL!
90's Integra's rule! I still have my 98... I just charged up the battery and aired up the tires a few days ago. I take it out every now and then to get my "stick fix".

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legitposter 01-26-2014 12:40 AM

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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! :happyyes:

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.

Lusus_Naturae 01-26-2014 02:13 AM

Pull the horn fuse or relay while you work on it too. Haven't looked for the JK one yet, I hope its as easy.. wait.. nm.. somehow I have a feeling CANbus is going to piss me off again.

MUD NUTZ 01-26-2014 04:46 AM

I think It came out looking Clean. Good job

DonnyJK 02-27-2014 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Mafhplayer7715 (Post 5860818)
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

Sasquatchewan 02-27-2014 09:05 PM

I do hate all the Chrome on the inside Blue / Black / dark grey would look better than Chrome

Mafhplayer7715 03-15-2014 10:01 AM

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.


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