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Old 04-08-2011, 01:27 PM
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Paint for Insight dash pod

Well, this maybe a stupid question, but I tried to search and couldn't find an answer. I just got my Insight CTS and dash pod. Where do I get the paint to match it to my dash? My dash is black, so will any old black paint work or is there a special color code? thanks for the responses
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:22 AM
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If you go on most vendors that sells pillar pods for reg. gauges, they'll have interior matched paint. I know Diesel manor has it. DieselManor - Plastic Gauge Pod Interior Paint
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:52 PM
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The paint is called Color Bond. Site vendor or Ebay. Check out Colorbond's website for a color chart and paint codes.

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The pod will most likely be delivered to you already black.
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If you go on most vendors that sells pillar pods for reg. gauges, they'll have interior matched paint. I know Diesel manor has it. DieselManor - Plastic Gauge Pod Interior Paint
i just tried the diesel manor stuff and it didn't match what so ever. It was more turquois than it was grey. My interior paint code was DE which is medium flint and it didn't even match. I now need to get some from some place else.
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I did my buddy's w/ their stuff and it came out perfect. Not sure what color code his is, but it was grey. Sorry.
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I did my buddy's w/ their stuff and it came out perfect. Not sure what color code his is, but it was grey. Sorry.
Yeah IDK. Could've been my fault cause for some reason i had a partial can of light flint vinyl paint on shelf in the shop already mixed I thought that that is what i used when i painted my three gauge pod back 5 years ago. So after i put it in the spray gun and painted it...i set it up to the dash to see if it matched and it was way too light. So i then checked the code and found out i needed medium flint. I then sanded it down and sprayed it with the Diesel Manor medium flint over top. I wonder if the light flint made it look a different color by having it as the base color when the medium flint was sprayed over top of it. I ordered another four gauge pod today and another can of medium flint...this time from ITP/strictly diesel. This can is called colorbond...hopefully it matches.
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I went to pep boys and baught 3 cans. Tested the paint as it dried on the inside of the pod. I returned the two i didnt need. Great match, have done 2 trucks now with very good match!
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Hey all, I know this is an old thread, but I just received my dash pod for my cts. I was planning on getting the paint from diesel manor to paint pod to match my KR interior. I'm wondering from anyone else that has painted their dash pods if there is anything that needs to be done to prep the surface before painting it with the paint from diesel manor? It says these pods come ready to paint, but just wanted to know of a any prep work beforehand from anyone else out there that has painted their dash pods. Thanks!
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I did a pillar pod, but it will be the same process. I washed it, then I sanded it lightly with 220grit then washed it again and wiped with alcohol. Then I wiped it again with alcohol and hung it for paint. I put on about 6-7 very very light coats. It turned out great. I used colorbond medium flint and it was a perfect match to my dash and door panels, but a tad lighter than my pillars. I guess my pillars were slightly darker than the rest of my interior

This is where I found the how to: Pod Painting Instructions
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