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Unread 06-20-2013, 02:04 AM   #1
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custom interior

Any ever take off the faux wood panels in our ZJ's and paint them? Like a solid color...give the interior some accents?

And idea I thought of

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Unread 06-20-2013, 02:37 AM   #2
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I've seen someone use a carbon fiber wrap on the wood before. It's a 3M product I think. Looked nice.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 08:00 AM   #3
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Ive painted mine

heater and headlight trim


glove box


Shifter controls
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Unread 06-20-2013, 09:14 AM   #4
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Did you sand them before you painted? I was thinking the smoothness wouldn't allow paint to stick well?
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Unread 06-20-2013, 10:21 AM   #5
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Did you sand them before you painted? I was thinking the smoothness wouldn't allow paint to stick well?
yessir I sanded them and washed 'em then sprayed 'em. I did carefully take the shift bezels apart so I didnt have to tape much.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 11:34 AM   #6
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yessir I sanded them and washed 'em then sprayed 'em. I did carefully take the shift bezels apart so I didnt have to tape much.
how'd you take out the bezels? very carefully with a flathead?
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Unread 06-20-2013, 11:47 AM   #7
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I plasti-dipped all the wood on mine and its still holding up great
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Unread 06-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #8
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i painted mine with some flat black and then later went to gloss, mine i just popped everything off, wiped it down real good with denatured alcohol and self etching primer then 2 coats were perfect for mine. i dont have any pics on my work computer tho when i get to my laptop i can grab you some pics
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Unread 06-20-2013, 12:03 PM   #9
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yessir I sanded them and washed 'em then sprayed 'em. I did carefully take the shift bezels apart so I didnt have to tape much.
What grit did you use? I was also thinking about re-painting all my interior panels because the previous owners kinda ruined them. Then sitting in my Jeep today, I figured it would be too much work to take off every panel to repaint it especially the dash. Lazy-ness settles in.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 12:34 PM   #10
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yessir I sanded them and washed 'em then sprayed 'em. I did carefully take the shift bezels apart so I didnt have to tape much.
Yes, please share. How did you get the shift bezels out?
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Unread 06-20-2013, 02:20 PM   #11
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The transfer case shifter has some plastic tabs melted over on the back. I just took a small flat head and carefully pry and break the melted tabs to take the bezel apart.

On the trans bezel the "P R N D 2 1" part is just held on by some dbl sided tape. Just carefully pry up.

I used some automotive goo adhesive to put everything back together after painting.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 02:21 PM   #12
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I used whatever I had lying around for sandpaper. 100-200 grit will do fine.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 06:50 PM   #13
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I used undercoating on mine. Looks great, gave it a non-cheap plastic look.

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Unread 06-20-2013, 08:45 PM   #14
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I did the 3m wrap, but in a brushed aluminum flavor instead of carbon fiber.



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