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Old 10-08-2009, 10:03 PM
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just finished my first mod, painting the radio bezel. im pretty happy with the result and cant wait to start painting other interior parts. here is a bit of a how-to/progress pics.
here we have the stock grid pattern bezel

need to pull this panel down

there we go

unscrew this screw

and this one

open up the cup holder and ashtray and pull out

undo the 4 or 5 wire harness'

if replacing the stock radio, undo the 4 screws on the corners

undo the 4 screws on the corners of the hvac control knobs and the 4 screws on the tray

drill out the plastic welds. and i cut the three welds on the top of the panel


sanded for the most part

primed, but i still needed to do a lot more sanding

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guide coat

still more sanding

wetsanded and ready for paint

color and clear coat


wetsanded and polished


put back together
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That looks great, and thanks for the walk threw.
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Awesome job and great walkthrough
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looks good
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Good job! for the write up and the pics
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I have to rep you for that. Lots of people have asked about painting their interior, and without taking the panels off it is hard to describe those plastic welds. Awesome write-up!
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Awsome step by step instructions. Extremely helpfull to anyone wanting to do this. Great job and looks great. How much time from start to finish approx. Thanks bones64
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Very awesome write up!!


P.S. I hoep you don't mind, I changed the title and moved it to the Knowledge Base section!
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Good idea. But I would also add to the title "... and paint it" since also the painting process is well explained
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