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Has anyone in here painted any parts of there dash. I want to with blue, white and silver and was wandering if anyone had any hints besides doing a primer and 2 coats of the paint. Is it going to last or just chip away?

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I painted some pieces on my last truck (not a Taco) and it stuck around for a long time..no chipping, cept' if I scratched it with something. I'm trying to think of some Tacos that have painted dashes. I know Tukin' Taco and Spicey Taco both do. If they're lurking around, they have some input on this.
 

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I have my inserts painted with base/clear. It looks great and there is no reason for it to chip as long as it is scuffed and done properly.
 

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Do you just scuff it with a scotch pad and then throw a coat of primer on it. Then paint? Should i do a Clear coat or just put some wax on it? I plan on doing it soon and don't want to make any mistakes.

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Not sure on that one. I took it to my friends shop, <a target="_blank" href=http://madmods.com>madmods.com</a> and told him I wanted it painted. May have to check with a body shop or maybe someone else will reply.
 

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The way to put paint on plastic pieces is to use adhesion promoter, each paint system is different though. Just bring your stuff to a body shop and they would do it pretty cheap, the preparation is the same as for a plastic bumper.

PS. I did mine in green base clear and look really neat, everybody comments on them.
 

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I know off a company that makes a carbon fiber dash kit for my truck but it is around 300 bucks. If I am going to pay for painting I think I am going to go with Carbon Fiber just cause it is damn sexy!!

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The carbon fiber dash kits are usually just several pieces that stick on the dash. By painting the dash pieces, you can paint as much as you like. I have painted the piece around the guages, the pieces on both sides of the steering wheel below the guages and the whole piece around the ac/radio controls. I think it's more noticable than the carbon fiber kit would be.
 
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