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Old 06-16-2012, 07:18 PM
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Hey guys,

Just wanted to know what all you 5th geners think of this

I got a white 2000 prelude and my dash looks pretty much like that but not the trim around the deck.
Just wanna know what you guys all think! pretty tempted to do it up! lol
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Re: Custom work

Tempted to paint the trim white? I think it looks pretty nice. I painted mine's silver but I still prefer the black it flows better with everything.
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Re: Custom work

pics of your silver trim!
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Re: Custom work

I'm not a fan, I think it looks cheap or like something a kid would do. Just my opinion though.
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Re: Custom work

I thought of doing that, but I wanted to be different. Removed the entire dash and dyed it.
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I think it looks pretty sick.
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Re: Custom work

how is this done? what kind of paint? and how long does it take?
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Re: Custom work

not sure what paint and stuff, havnt even looked into it at all yet other than the pic tbh lol
i really like the look of your prelude with the dye! looks even better than the pic of what i wanted to do lol
how did you manage to do that?
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You have to remove the entire dash from the car. It's 1 single piece, so good luck! Lol. Here are pics from when I did it: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/559803...prelude/page-2

Sorry the quality isn't the best, I did this 7 or so years ago. Page 3 has a listing of all the products I used, and a write-up I put together as well.
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Re: Custom work

That's how I have mine painted because I have a CBM and white theme going for the exterior.

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I just used gloss white Krylon Fusion then Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch clear (by far the best rattle can clear I've found). It fits the interior and the rest of the car perfectly IMO.
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If you know how to properly do it, try it out. May want to look into an actual dye for it or maybe even vinyl wrap (looks better than paint imo). I'd also recommend doing the radio bezel first, then waiting a couple days to see if you for sure like it or not before doing the rest. I'd rather **** up a $30 bezel then an expensive dash component.

My car originally came with the OEM wood grain kit. I first painted the trim kit white with Duplicolor. Looked really good but after a couple of days of sitting in the sun it started to get these yellow streaks through it (looked like someone pissed on it). Stripped it down and painted it flat black, which showed all the imperfections all the spots I didn't sand it perfect. Just the other day I went to a metallic silver which I really like, but after being painted 3 times it's not all that perfect. Needles to say I'll be buying the brushed aluminum OEM kit soon.
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You have to remove the entire dash from the car. It's 1 single piece, so good luck! Lol. Here are pics from when I did it: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/559803...prelude/page-2

Sorry the quality isn't the best, I did this 7 or so years ago. Page 3 has a listing of all the products I used, and a write-up I put together as well.


I definitely respect all the hard work and effort you put into your car even if it's not my taste. Plus rep for you! Nicely done.
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If you know how to properly do it, try it out. May want to look into an actual dye for it or maybe even vinyl wrap (looks better than paint imo). I'd also recommend doing the radio bezel first, then waiting a couple days to see if you for sure like it or not before doing the rest. I'd rather **** up a $30 bezel then an expensive dash component.

My car originally came with the OEM wood grain kit. I first painted the trim kit white with Duplicolor. Looked really good but after a couple of days of sitting in the sun it started to get these yellow streaks through it (looked like someone pissed on it). Stripped it down and painted it flat black, which showed all the imperfections all the spots I didn't sand it perfect. Just the other day I went to a metallic silver which I really like, but after being painted 3 times it's not all that perfect. Needles to say I'll be buying the brushed aluminum OEM kit soon.
Good idea dude, ill prob go with that and im buyin vinyl wrap for my front lip and side skirt so i guess i could always give vinyl wrap a try on the interior after i do the bezel lol
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Re: Custom work

Just confirmed. That's Press10 over on preludepower. (in the original post) If you had any questions.
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Just confirmed. That's Press10 over on preludepower. (in the original post) If you had any questions.
I actually found that picture on the Pioneer website, i was looking into getting a double din and saw that you could see what a prelude would look like with one and his photo came up! lol pretty cool to see hes up on a forum and stuff lol
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