Anyone paint their dash?

CJ7Rob

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Would like to see some ideas on painted dashes. My dash has too many screw holes drilled into it here and there in the past from electronics. I want to fill the screw holes in with epoxy or something like Evercoat Formula 27 filler, sand it down and paint. Thinking of rolling it on since it already has a texture. Something close to the Grady beige or might do a blue. Let me know if you've done this, Thanks
 

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98 208 with original brown removed dash side panels had a local body shop spray paint with beige came out excellent after 5 years dash needs to be redone not sure if a clear coat would have helped with cleaning or would peel off from the heat .Dirty beige still better then that brown .
 

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I read some pretty good reviews on this Wet Edge Topside paint I might try in the link below. They have Oyster White, Off-White, and Hatteras Off-white which looks pretty close, Thanks

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I don't have any experience with that product so I can't comment one way or the other. But I've used Petit's Easypoxy many times and have been very happy with it.

If you can't find a PERFECT match... which will be hard to do... I would tape off the perimeter and use a slightly contrasting color. Basically, just paint the non-skid/textured part. Maybe a light grey as an example? Or a light tan color?
 

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I don't have any experience with that product so I can't comment one way or the other. But I've used Petit's Easypoxy many times and have been very happy with it.

If you can't find a PERFECT match... which will be hard to do... I would tape off the perimeter and use a slightly contrasting color. Basically, just paint the non-skid/textured part. Maybe a light grey as an example? Or a light tan color?
Yea good point on taping the perimeter. I was only planning on painting the textured part which is where the drill holes are. I'm planning on using one of those mini 3-4" rollers, Thx
 

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Looks very nice!

One thing I'd quickly mention... if you still have it in a stage where you can easily paint it again... do a final cot in a satin or flat. The gloss can cause excessive reflections in the glass, along with sunrays bouncing into your eyes. Hence the reason for the non-skid there. But, still looks good!