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Hey, I saw your Tibby's interior pic, and it looks really nice. I'm considering paiting them this December... possibly during X-mas season.
I got few questions to ask, so if you are not busy, please take few min. to answer this questions.

1. Did you do it all by yourself? How long did it took?

2. I think you posted some links to other forum messages where others might get tip on painting interior. I can't remember which post it was... so if you still have those links, can you post it here?

3. I hope those link have information/instruction on painting interior. And... since you've already painted it, do you have any tips to share?

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Thanks HF,

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I've tried to create a comprehensive DIY guide for both interior painting and door panel removal. You can find them on my web site here:
http://communities.msn.com/HyundaiTiburon&naventryid=113

Take you time, if you are going to use regular paint, sand, primer, paint and then clear coat. Be patient and let everything dry. If you use that SEM paint, it costs more but there's like no prep work, just paint it right on.

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PS There are others here that should comment, I'm certainly not an expert at interior painting and there's lot of very helpful members :)

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Nice web site. Has a lot of useful information. BTW, on the web site, it says that the surface of painted area is not scratch resistance... so how fragile are they? And approx. how long does paint last?
 

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Thanks,

I've had mine done for 4-5 weeks and I supposed if I was to drag a screwdriver across the painted surface it would scratch but then again you'd gouge your non-painted dash too.

If you're careful I doubt you'll have any problems. Plus the clear coat allows you to wipe the surface clean and make it look real nice.

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That damn plug that goes into the panel under the steering wheel is just nasty, no matter what if you put too much paint on it or inside the hole when you try to remove the plug the paint will chip. I just had my alarm installed and I cringed as I removed the plug and sure enough it chipped around the hole, but I knew it was going to do that.

I'm wondering if it wouldn't be better to put the plug in and then prime, paint and clear. I might try that...
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