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adam325i
04-11-2009, 04:12 PM
I just finshed painting my door panels.

Once you go black you won't turn back. So i painted them using the dupicolor paint. Turned out super nice. I still have to paint the rear speaker cover, front speaker cover on the floor and the headliner.

Hope you guys like.

richie_s999
04-11-2009, 07:35 PM
did you use a paint made for vinal and fabric?

adam325i
04-11-2009, 10:34 PM
yupp

everlast
04-12-2009, 12:26 AM
I've done this too, it looks amazing on the side panels. You just have to make sure to clean them very well first to remove any silicone, otherwise known as armor all.

everlast
04-12-2009, 12:27 AM
You're going to do the headliner? Post pics of before and after, I've always wondered about doing that.

richie_s999
04-12-2009, 07:58 AM
Glad you used the vinal paint, hopefully no one scratches them, too bad the cars not a coupe, I coulda hooked you up with some black panels cheap.

They did turn out very good, which brand of vinal paint did you use?

theox69
04-12-2009, 08:21 AM
They did turn out very good, which brand of vinal paint did you use?

So i painted them using the dupicolor paint. Turned out super nice.

Answer your question?

richie_s999
04-12-2009, 08:29 AM
Answer your question?

LOL yep missed that :)

adam325i
04-12-2009, 10:44 AM
i cleaned them the best i could. my mom owns a cleaning bussness and i used what ever this spray on the fabric center peices and scrubed with a brush then used a shopvac to clean it up. on the vinal peices i scrubed and used brake clean. took all that crap off and wiped clean.

they seem to hold up pretty good to abuse, i sprayed the rear seat which is vinal and it doesn't fall off yet.

I will post up pictures of the headliner. I was told that it was super hard to get it out. so i might spray it in the car when i paint the outside of the car.


Anybody know how to get the headliner out easy?

Thanks

everlast
04-12-2009, 10:55 AM
Removing the headliner requires the rear window to come out, which is no fun. It's a job that takes many hours and sounds frustrating as hell.

richie_s999
04-12-2009, 11:07 AM
how is the "odor" from the fabric paint....I have grey carpets I was thinking of darkening up?

theox69
04-12-2009, 11:21 AM
Removing the headliner requires the rear window to come out, which is no fun. It's a job that takes many hours and sounds frustrating as hell.

Yeah. If someone wanted to do it, I'd recommend getting a Bentley -- or bring it to a professional.

FuryriderX
04-12-2009, 12:17 PM
i did my headliner in the car. masked everything carefully, and just went for it. took the interior out too.

i can post pics if ones want to see...?

adam325i
04-12-2009, 01:29 PM
im prob just going to paint the head liner in the car. the fumes were bad but not that bad. i put the panels and the seats in the same day but it took about 2 days to fully clear up the smell. i didn't leave the windows open at all. just drove with the sunroof down for short trips. i painted them on thursday and they smelt fine by saturday.

im not sure about the carpet tho. it seems pretty easy to come out. im pretty sure you can buy carpet dye, haven't looked into it tho. im going to carpet clean when i recover the seats and panint the car.


Greg post them up. do you have any before pics?

richie_s999
04-12-2009, 07:30 PM
the carpet is all easy till you try and get the 2ft by 2ft part out from under the heater core....most people cut it out around this area. I got a set of molded OEM floor mats in a dark grey, so will wait till I clean the carpet to see how it all looks.

boborko1979
04-12-2009, 08:37 PM
sounds risky... are you sure you won't pass out from the fumes? Looks good though! I might try the coffee stained carpet.

adam325i
04-12-2009, 11:58 PM
haven't passed out yet. just let them sit out for like a day after you paint them then your fine.

e30_kid89
04-13-2009, 12:37 AM
I did my headliner in black as well, the manly way by taking it out, spraying it and chucking it back in. I started at 4pm on a sunday and finished up by 9pm that night. Only thing is while fitting it some of it ripped about a 1/2" around where the sunroof is so I just sewed it up...I don't look there that much anyways..:D

That vinyl spray is good ish.

adam325i
04-13-2009, 01:58 AM
how did you get the headliner out? how long ago did you spray it? how is it holding it up?

e30_kid89
04-13-2009, 02:35 AM
how did you get the headliner out? how long ago did you spray it? how is it holding it up?

Removed over head panel, Front glass, side rear windows and rear window. you Also have to remove 90% of the sunroof assembly. Sorta confusing @ first but its a piece of cake to take apart. Its holding up well except for the spots i forgot to spray...I'll touch them up when i feel like it...

adam325i
04-13-2009, 12:15 PM
Ah ic . When im painting my car im going to take out the front windshield since its broken then i might take it out then.

richie_s999
04-13-2009, 12:35 PM
don't take the rubber out that hold the windsheild in, they never seem to fit right after they are removed.

craz azn
04-13-2009, 12:46 PM
Mines been out a few times. Fits alright for me...

richie_s999
04-13-2009, 12:51 PM
I have heard horor stories about getting in to fit right on other sites, but then again they may not know what they are doing

adam325i
04-13-2009, 01:05 PM
do you mean the outside rubber?

richie_s999
04-13-2009, 01:07 PM
ya, a few DIY sites say not to remove it

adam325i
04-13-2009, 01:18 PM
then how are you suppost to take out the windshield?

richie_s999
04-13-2009, 06:29 PM
you just take out the preasure ring, the rubber does not have to be removed to take the winsheild out.

adam325i
04-13-2009, 09:07 PM
ah ok thanks i get it now