How To: Black out pillars & Headliner

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How To: Black out pillars & Headliner

Post by Adionik » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:05 am

Okay. This is the second time i've blacked out my pillars and they came out really nice this time around. You can do all 6 pillars with some paint left over depending on how heavy your coats are. I absolutely cannot stress how important the Bulldog adhesive spray is. It will help the paint stick so much better than scuffing ever would alone. PLEASE pick it up if you're going to do this!!!


Dash and pillars are almost 100% match.


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- 1 can of BullDog Adhesive Promoter (About 8.99 at Oreilys)
- 1-2 cans of SEM 17233 Chrysler Spray Paint ($9.99 YMMV)
- Couple of scuff pads, preferably soft. I didn't use sandpaper.
- Night at the Roxbury Soundtrack. :glasses7:


1. Remove Pillars - If you don't know already, they pretty much just yank off. I took my time removing them and they seem to be okay.

2. Start scuffing - Get the little scuff pads and go to town scuffing them. Scrub them pretty tough, the point is to make a rough surface so the paint has something to stick to. We're putting a paint promoter to help stick, but scuffing deffinetely helps.

3. Wash - Run the pillars under some water and use soap to clean them off. I didn't take too much time on this. Lather them up then rinse. Dry with a towel afterwards.

4. Bulldog time - After the surface has been cleaned thoroughly and there IS ABSOLUTELY NO WATER on the surface, you can spray the Bulldog adhesive promoter. This stuff is extremely stick and will help the paint really stick to the plastic. I put around 5 coats of this stuff and I still have a LOT left over. It's okay to be generous. I actually recommend putting a lot on.

5. Paint - After the bulldog has dried, it's time to paint. The surface will be sticky so don't let it confuse you into thinking it hasn't dried. I like putting a lot of coats and I reccomend you do the same. It will be a bit of a stretch if you're using one can! Sometimes during installation you might scratch the pillar or rub up against something and depending on how much paint you have on there will nasty scratches down to the base beige pillar. :shock:

6. Dry - Let them dry as long as you can and re-install!


Headliner looks like shit, but it's not as bad in person at all. It just looks totally black up there.

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There are a few headliner how to's around here that you can look at as far as pulling them down. I went to Wal-Mart and bought about $8 worth of $1 cheap flat black paint. It doesn't match the pillars very well, but at night and during the day it's MUCH nicer cruising with black than beige. At night it's pitch black in there....very nice


What happens if you don't scuff or use bulldog and just spray on the pillars!

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Post by Danteneon » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:38 am

Good tips on painting the pillars! Like any painting project, the beauty is in the prep work.

Now, about that headliner...I'm thinking fabric :D

Good job man :thumbup:

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Post by Adionik » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:00 am

Thanks!

My headliner looks horrible in pics. When you touch it, it's like feeling stale bread. I guess that's what happens when you spray paint on fabric.

Get it upholstered if you're not cheap like me haha.
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Post by Danteneon » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:05 am

:lol: Yeah, I tried the "paint the visors because it is easier than trying to re-reupholster them" trick...your description is perfect, stale bread :rofl:

I have re-covered a couple of headliners...I've been happy with the results. It's just those damn visors :banghead:

Thanks for the info :)
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Post by trinity_rush2001 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:55 am

i could have done ur headliner for ya man lol i did it in my white neon in black suede it came out real nice.....lmk if u want pics
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Post by Jenni » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:42 am

Paintjob is good!

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Post by contagious18 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:45 am

i did my own headliner, just bought fabric and 3m adhesive
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Post by Bebo » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:01 pm

:redx: :ttiwwp: I know it's been a year since it was orriginaly posted but, it's hard to see how to do it when there are no pics.

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Post by occasional demons » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:22 pm

werd.
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Post by Sykora » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:32 am

Bebo wrote::redx: :ttiwwp: I know it's been a year since it was orriginaly posted but, it's hard to see how to do it when there are no pics.
argh lol :withstupid:
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Post by randomZERO » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:06 am

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Only difference is I deleted my seatbelts. Joe(Krackstar) and me did the same as the OP.
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Post by Sykora » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:09 pm

randomZERO wrote:Image

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Only difference is I deleted my seatbelts. Joe(Krackstar) and me did the same as the OP.
DUDE! wth? :beatstick:
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Post by Jenni » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:42 pm

what the heck is that kind of fabric?

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Post by randomZERO » Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:39 pm

Kimono. I know it's weird and not your taste just tossed up pics because the ops pics were gone. People do Burberry and LV, i didnt want a all black interior so i went with this and for silk it turned really good Don't hate LOL
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Post by Sykora » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:08 pm

randomZERO wrote:Kimono. I know it's weird and not your taste just tossed up pics because the ops pics were gone. People do Burberry and LV, i didnt want a all black interior so i went with this and for silk it turned really good Don't hate LOL
haha well as long as you like it. and mmm I could go for some Pappa John's Pizza!
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Post by SOKADAO954 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:21 pm

wow no ofence but that looks like something homes drive in from mexico.
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Post by OhNo2.0 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:45 pm

I was interested in this till I realized there was no longer any pics!
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Post by pyistazty » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:14 pm

OhNo2.0 wrote:I was interested in this till I realized there was no longer any pics!
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Post by Adionik » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:25 pm

heh. i'll rehost them
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Post by j-king » Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:42 am

is there anyone that did theres a different color besides black
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Post by wiggyx » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:01 pm

I've seen plaid.

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