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Unread 12-19-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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Dash pad painting question?

For those of you that have been there done that. How did you go about taping off / painting the embossed jeep logo? I was thinking of painting the logo first, then taping it off and painting the rest of the dash. But unsure of how to tape off the inside of the e's and p?

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Unread 12-20-2009, 12:15 AM   #2
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I pulled and sprayed my pad with rustoleum textured flat black. It adhears great and looks even better. To paint the logo a diferent color you should mask off the entire area afterward, then use an X-acto knife to weed out the shape of the raised letters. Be careful to only score the masking tape. Then shoot the letters with the color of your choice. Pull the masking tape before it drys.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 07:16 AM   #3
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I wonder if you could just use a firm sponge roller (or similar) and just lightly go over the letters after the pad has been painted?

Kinda like a rubber stamp technique.

If you decide to mask them: I think I would do the letters first. Apply some precut Jeep decals over it, paint the rest of the dash and then peel the decals off to reveal the underlying color.

You can find templates for most Jeep logos here:

http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/search/115737646/
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Unread 12-20-2009, 07:33 AM   #4
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Years ago (~1982), I bought some vinyl dye, at an auto parts store. I dyed a tan dash black.

It took about 3 coats, but came out beautiful. I just dyed the embossed "Jeep" letters the same color, and it looked fine.

I'm sure that there are ways to paint the letters a different color. You could mask them, or use a small, thin very dense foam roller and roll the different color over the newly painted dash.

They sell nice, dense foam rollers that are 2" wide. These might work well, with several light coats, with light pressure, so the paint stays on the higher flat surface of the letters.

Personally, I don't know if the extra work/risk of messing it up is worth it.

One solid color does not look bad.

Good luck!

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P.S. By the time I two-finger typed , and posted this...Iron Maiden posted his suggestion. Great minds think alike!
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Unread 12-20-2009, 09:16 AM   #5
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Years ago (~1982), I bought some vinyl dye, at an auto parts store. I dyed a tan dash black.

It took about 3 coats, but came out beautiful. I just dyed the embossed "Jeep" letters the same color, and it looked fine.

I'm sure that there are ways to paint the letters a different color. You could mask them, or use a small, thin very dense foam roller and roll the different color over the newly painted dash.

They sell nice, dense foam rollers that are 2" wide. These might work well, with several light coats, with light pressure, so the paint stays on the higher flat surface of the letters.

Personally, I don't know if the extra work/risk of messing it up is worth it.

One solid color does not look bad.

Good luck!

Rich

P.S. By the time I two-finger typed , and posted this...Iron Maiden posted his suggestion. Great minds think alike!

I did mine the same, vinyl dye in a rattle can. It came out beautifully. I did not paint the JEEP letters differently however.... No suggestion for you there.

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Unread 12-20-2009, 09:29 AM   #6
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I'm a glutton for punishment and will be trying to paint the jeep letters. I like the foam roller idea. I may tape it off and roll it to see. Problem is the vynil paint is aerosal. Guess I could spray a bunch in a disposable roller tray? Since the letters are embossed maybe it will be easier to tape them off after painting them. I'll post some pics. Jeep is black and I have red jeep logo's and think it would be neat to have the dash pad painted the same.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 10:04 AM   #7
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I personally would just paint it all black and be done with it.....
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Unread 12-20-2009, 12:38 PM   #8
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paint the base color first, fill the p's and e's with vasoline and use the roller on the letter faces.clean out the vasoline when thoroughly dry
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Unread 12-20-2009, 03:41 PM   #9
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I just did mine a little while ago. It started out looking like this



I shot the base coat using Rustoleum Fabric and Vinyl spray paint in flat black



Then I used a 000 paint brush and hand painted the letters and AMC logo



I need to touch up the letters and logo but it will have to wait for spring. The paint I used didn't cover as well as I would have liked.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 08:51 PM   #10
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That looks really good Good Job. I'll send you mine
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Had a member PM me asking about what color the logo originally was on my dash. Posting this up as I couldn't PM him a picture. On the 85's I have they all were Honey interior and the Jeep logo was honestly just a dirty looking Honey.

Also, regarding the SEM dye. The Laredo grab bar in the pic was extremely faded and I painted it with SEM "Camel". The dash pad is the original Honey pad in Dad's low mileage, always garaged Scrambler. Perfect match. The only thing I haven't been able to get the SEM to adhere to is the door pulls, which seem to be some kind of rubber.

Note on the logo, it is not black or any really contrasting color, just looks like someone wiped it with a greasy rag.
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Unread 02-13-2015, 05:33 PM   #12
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thanks wm69, starting it this weekend will post pics when done. I agree the tan dash raised portion looks like it it a shade or two darker than the whole dash color. I have not decided whether or not to paint the raised portion
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Unread 02-13-2015, 08:58 PM   #13
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nice work

i just spray-bombed mine all black
looked great and lasted for years!
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Unread 02-14-2015, 07:50 AM   #14
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i never even thought about painting it ... great idea

as for the logo, I think rather than rolling it I'd use a flat sponge or maybe just a rag spread over a board the same size as the logo then press it on all at once - but that's just a SWAG on how to do it ... since my jeep is all black and I'm super lazy I probably won't bother doing a contrasting color
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Unread 02-14-2015, 12:44 PM   #15
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I did mine in a quick afternoon using SEM camel spray on and Rustoleum chrome for the letters. Check out my thread for an easy way to do the letters!

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/qu...ation-1723506/
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