Just some advice when painting your dash:
So I just wanted to make sure you guys are very careful when you are using spraypaint... I went and painted my whole dash black. I was very careful not to breath it in and did it outside. I still got some in my lungs and had a cough for about 3 months after. I finally went to the doctor and ended up having walking pnuemonia for 5 months or so. You should really wear a mask, especially when you use that Vinyl and fabric stuff that is recommended on here....
Also, make absolutely sure that you do not touch it for 24 hours after and it will not come off. I let some parts of the dash dry for about 4 hours but it still rubbed off/peeled a bit when I reinstalled. The parts that cured for 24 hours were tough as nails. Since mine was black, I just used a black sharpie pen to touch up
I took off a repainted my entire dash, center console, PRDN area, and doors with black krylon fusion for plastic. It turned out pretty well. I also put a krylon matte finish clear coat over it because the black was alittle too shiny for me. It has held up pretty good and its been about a year. Only scratches in a few places like where my keys bang against the dash but its easy touchup. I would have thought that the center console would chip first since im always resting my arm on there but i guess it takes a really sharp object to do any real damage to the paint. Oh yeah and I also had that problem when painting my grab handle where it would never dry. So skip painting that.
Looks great guys. I have been contemplating what to do with mine. The prev owner painted the spice interior with grey because he wanted to match the black top. Now it is chipping off like crazy. I think this summer I am going to take it all a part to see how clean I can get it (back to spice). If that doesn't work at least I have a fall back plan now.
I'll be honest, when I first saw the title of this thread, I thought OMG how white trash can you get. Spray paint your dash? Serious?
I'm humbled to say, I was dead wrong. I can't believe the photos I've seen on this thread. Excellent finish job guys. I would have never thought to do something like that. When I was shopping for a Jeep, I don't know how many times I rejected a vehicle I saw simply because the dash on the vehicle sucked. Usually tan. If only I had know. Keep up the great photos.
how are you guys who are painting your whole dash painting the airbag cover? i couldnt figure out how to remove it and i also wasnt able figure out how to get the rest of the dash out from around it. i'd like to remove the whole dash but is it easier to just tape it off and paint it in place?
The airbag cover is a real bugger to get off. You have to get right in there and remove two bolts that go left and right. If you get these off, you should be good to go. There just as hard to get back on when you are ready to re-install.