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Old 17-Mar-2010, 02:59 PM
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So as part of my ek project, I decided to replicate the CTR interior. Finding all black interior pieces is almost impossible seeing how honda only made them strictly for type r. After a lot of research, I came across a company called SEM which mades a line of paints specifically for interior rigid and flexible plastics. So here is what I did to turn my grey interior to sexy jdm black

First off the Materials Needed:

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SEM is a three step process...so you need all 3 cans. I bought 4 cans of color coat and 1 of each prep can. Cost me aprox. $100 (this was for the entire car, including the dash)

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Also, your going to need quite a few cloths that don't leave any lint on the piece that your wiping down.

Okay let's get started...

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Lay out all your interior pieces

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Clean all pieces with some sort of a rough texture (i.e. the back of a sponge) thoroughly with soapy water paying attention to all the crevices.

Once dried...

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Spray the piece that your working on with the plastic prep( this will remove all fingerprints, dirt, etc.)

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Now wipe of the plastic prep with your low lint cloth in ONE DIRECTION, you don't want to use a circular motion, as you will just ****** the dirt around instead of wiping it off. Be sure to change your cloth often with a clean one.

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Spray a light coat of the sand free...

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And while the sand free is still wet, spray a light coat of the color coat paint.

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After about 5-10 min spray another coat of the color coat paint and repeat until you have 3 coats complete. Wait for a full 24 hours for the paint to cure and....

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BAMM! beautiful black interior

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The pictures don't serve justice to these pieces! Looking at the pieces after you paint them, you'll swear that they came like that OE.
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Old 17-Mar-2010, 05:10 PM
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*facepalm* i painted my old civic interior. it looked stock, but the paint wore off quick on places like door steps. panels survived but by the end of ownership it started fading.
just keep in mind, once its painted its done, no turning back. and its pain to find all pieces again if you wanna convert back to oe colour.
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Old 17-Mar-2010, 05:41 PM
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where did you buy the paint? looks mint.
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Old 17-Mar-2010, 05:53 PM
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looks nice but i need to see some "back-together" shots
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Old 17-Mar-2010, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by l.d.forget View Post
where did you buy the paint? looks mint.
Knew I was forgetting something lol I got all my stuff from National Coatings & Supplies. Great guys to deal with but heres a link to suppliers in Ontario

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*facepalm* i painted my old civic interior. it looked stock, but the paint wore off quick on places like door steps. panels survived but by the end of ownership it started fading.
just keep in mind, once its painted its done, no turning back. and its pain to find all pieces again if you wanna convert back to oe colour.
good point, didn't think so going back lol. From everyone's reiviews I read this stuck dosent wear like the CT interior paint will lol but I guess theres only one way to find out


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looks nice but i need to see some "back-together" shots
I will as soon as I get the car in once piece lol. As of now its gutted with no engine... hopefully it'll be ready in a month or so
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Old 17-Mar-2010, 11:32 PM
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great job so far, I cant wait to start mine

SEM is legit
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Old 18-Mar-2010, 12:32 AM
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I used SEM vinil dye for my door panels. Used plastic adhesion promoter also.
Hope it lasts, but after my last "paint job" I never want brown marks in black panels. (yes my interior was all brown lol!)
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I will as soon as I get the car in once piece lol. As of now its gutted with no engine... hopefully it'll be ready in a month or so
hurry already! im mad anxious for it

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I used SEM vinil dye for my door panels. Used plastic adhesion promoter also.
Hope it lasts, but after my last "paint job" I never want brown marks in black panels. (yes my interior was all brown lol!)
thats true about the lasting part, i think (if i ever get around to it) i would just piece together all the parts that are actually black. i do want to try the ek center console in my eg, it looks so nice once modded in
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Old 18-Mar-2010, 05:37 PM
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no suppliers near me guess ill have to order some off the net or wait till next time i go to the TDot.
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Old 20-Mar-2010, 04:02 PM
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Sweet that looks really good cant wait to see it put together!...looks like a winter project for the list hahahaha
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Old 20-Mar-2010, 04:08 PM
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UPDATE pics lol we cant wait any longer
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^^werd
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...any updates ??
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Old 07-Apr-2010, 10:15 AM
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waiting on my red carpet to come in (hopefully this week) and the interior will be going back in... feels like its been forever lol
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Old 07-Apr-2010, 04:11 PM
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yes! i cant wait man! i decided to re-do my interior black as well, thanks for the inspiration, check my build thread
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Old 07-Apr-2010, 04:29 PM
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that looks awesome so far, i think i want to do this as well... how much work is involved in taking out the dash and interior plastic? changing the gauge lights took all of 2 min
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Old 08-Apr-2010, 10:48 AM
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I been wanting to this for a while , but like someone else said once you do it there is not going back

great writte up though !
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Old 11-Nov-2010, 04:06 AM
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hey,
just wondering..hows the paint holding up?
any signs of fade?
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just use rockergaurd lol
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Old 30-Dec-2011, 11:22 AM
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so i realize old thread but like everyone aske after a couple years hows the paitn holding up im really sketchy on doing this just because i dont want grey chips in my black lol.
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