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*PICS* Re-covered doors and painted A/C vents!

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    *PICS* Re-covered doors and painted A/C vents!

    Well, I'm no pro, but I thought it turned out pretty good.

    Doors: If I had known how much of a pain the the butt this was I never would have even started. The worst part is that I've only done one door... so I'm only half way done.

    Vents: The pictures don't do this justice at all!! The paint is a metallic silver enamel that matches my car paint exactly! I shot 3 coats of base, and 3 coats of clear... and you would never know that they weren't done professionally. Hell, I wish the finish on my car was this nice...

    On to the pics!!

    DOOR BEFORE:


    DOOR AFTER:


    VENTS:




    OUTSIDE:
    Last edited by Beast; 11-21-2005 at 07:42 PM.

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    Honestly, the pics suck on the vents, I'm pretty disappointed. The one close-up had dirt on the vent when I took the pic, and makes it looks like there are rough spots or some pieces of crap stuck in the paint, but it's just some dirt that blew out on the vent on the way to work. In person, it looks just as good as the paint on the car.

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    linky no worky

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    wow the before and after look the same to me. lol it says page will not display. thanks jeremy

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    Damn... well, I gave it a second shot... let me know if that works.

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    Looks very nice. It's very subtle.

    What steps did you do to do it? Did you just paint it? Or did you sand it and then pain it? Was any primer used?

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    ah the PITA of interior painting. Looks good though man. I haven't seen that part on the AC vents ever painted. Very creative

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    Quote Originally Posted by graphicsgod
    Looks very nice. It's very subtle.

    What steps did you do to do it? Did you just paint it? Or did you sand it and then pain it? Was any primer used?

    Rob
    Thanks. I removed the vents, washed them with dish soap to get any armor all etc off. Then sanded using 1800 grit (only thing I had), then 3 coats of enamel and clear from the local hobby shop. I got lucky that they had a metallic paint that perfectly matches. Baked it all in the oven at 150F for about 2 hrs to speed up the hardening process, then popped them back in! The drivers side was the biggest pain, because it's moded as part of the dash cover. So I had to carefully mask the vent and use an exacto knife to get a good clean edge.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hurley711
    Looks good, now start saving for some rims

    Rob
    Yea, I know. One step at a time you know...

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    Last edited by Beast; 11-22-2005 at 07:17 PM.

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    Hate to resurect a dead thread but i was wondering how do you take the vents out?

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    Since it is already resurrected, Kiss the ground for me Beast. I'm from Longview and haven't seen it for over a year now. I'm in the Navy and probably won't see home for another 4 years.

    The vents look great. Not too crazy about the door mod, I like the stock a little better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Runn_WS7
    How did you remove the vents?
    I want to know how too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XtinKt
    Hate to resurect a dead thread but i was wondering how do you take the vents out?
    That is a smooth ass WS6 XtinKt.

    Oh yeah, and good job on the interior of that car Beast, now finish the other side!
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    anyone figure out how to get these damn things out yet

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