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Old 09-02-2011, 11:22 AM
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I'm wanting to paint the silver parts of my dash to match the exterior color. I don't think the main sections in the console will be to bad but how do I get to the silver rings around the vents? Do they come out with the vents or seperately, and how do the vents come out? Thanks.
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They come out with the vents in them. Once the whole piece is out you can unsnap the vents from the silver border (ring).

Easy, I had mine out to try and paint it... yeah didn't turn out well. So just took the paint off put her back in and ordered a dash kit!
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Its easy






Just wet sand it and REMBER use adhesion promoter and apply the color you choose i used duple color exact match did 3 coats let dry then did 5 coats of clear i even painted the vents the area around the shifter i painted that and used a dash kit for the shifter base did the piece around the steering wheel and the ones in the steering wheel.

Ok to get it out theres 2 screws in the top try (one that says dodge ) under the rubber and the other 2 screws are in the bottom storage area under the rubber then it all just pops out.
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How about the vents next to the doors? What's the best way to get them out?
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How about the vents next to the doors? What's the best way to get them out?
just put you finger in the vent and a little pull and she's out.
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dodgert, looks nice. i painted mine as well. but i didnt paint the vents and the middle of the center consel. i didnt know if it would look good or not. but i like it. i didnt go with the color of my truck. i went with a darker gray with some silver pecks. i really hated that light gray.

but i have to redo it because i did something wrong. it started to bubble up and today i sanded it back down and im going to repaint it.

do you have any idea why that might have happened, so i wont repeat it and have to sand it down again.

why did you wet sand it?
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dodgert, looks nice. i painted mine as well. but i didnt paint the vents and the middle of the center consel. i didnt know if it would look good or not. but i like it. i didnt go with the color of my truck. i went with a darker gray with some silver pecks. i really hated that light gray.

but i have to redo it because i did something wrong. it started to bubble up and today i sanded it back down and im going to repaint it.

do you have any idea why that might have happened, so i wont repeat it and have to sand it down again.

why did you wet sand it?
Thats just me old school i wet sand everything lol did you use the adhesion promoter and if so u only have to wait like less then 10 mins to paint on top of that.
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i dont know what adhesion promoter is. lol could be why it bubbled.

but what i used was paint that sticks to plastic, i thought
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Well as u read above i said use adhesion promoter you have to use it other wise the paint won't stick and you'll get the---bubbles they carry it at any automotive store, something about the dash no matter what paint you use u have to use the promoter.
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I painted the chrome trim around the console shifter as it can be blinding when sun hit it just right. I used the black plastic dip spray and it turned out better than I imagined. Got it at the Home Depot for like $6. Here is a pic of the finished product.


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