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Interior trim piece paint / dye question

Has anybody successfully painted or dyed any interior trim pieces to the point where it looks factory? I just received my Isspro gauge pod kit and plan to do the install next weekend. My interior is tan, but the pod only comes in black. Ive read about a lot of unsuccessful attempts to match the factory colors, and I'm contemplating just leaving the pod black. I already have a black steering wheel cover and black seat covers, so I think it would blend in with the interior well even if I keep it black. Any opinions?

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S&B intake, 4" turbo-back straight-pipe, 6.0 trans cooler, Dieselsite coolant filter w/ Delo ELC, Isspro gauges, Mag Hy-Tec diff cover
2012 tailgate, rear bumper, and tailights

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I used Dupli-Color vinyl & fabric paint I picked up at autozone or advanced auto. I was able to match my grey interior perfectly.

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I had my pillar pod dyed and its perfect. While the guy was there, he also dyed the tops of my door panels and blended it in to where the plastic had not faded. Again, perfect.
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I had my local auto body supply shop mix me up some SEM interior paint for mine, it was a perfect match.

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The SEM is top notch stuff.

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I used Dupli-Color vinyl & fabric paint I picked up at autozone or advanced auto. I was able to match my grey interior perfectly.
I went with the Dupli-Color vinyl & fabric desert tan...matched perfectly. Thanks.

2001 F-250 CC SB 4x4 Off-Road w/ 88k miles on the 7.3. 4" lift on 35" BFGs. All synthetic fluids (Amsoil & Schaeffer's)
S&B intake, 4" turbo-back straight-pipe, 6.0 trans cooler, Dieselsite coolant filter w/ Delo ELC, Isspro gauges, Mag Hy-Tec diff cover
2012 tailgate, rear bumper, and tailights

2001 Excursion Limited
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Here's another option, i had a buddy airbrush my dash and a few other parts. let me know what you think.[IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
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Crap didn't get them all in the first one. Here's one of my dash
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and here's one of my overhead console
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I ordered the color-matched dash paint from Ken's Performance when I ordered my Isspro gauges, and it is a perfect match. I wiped the gauge pod down with degreaser (for painting), then tacked it off with a tack cloth, and put on three good coats. The key is in the prep.

The only clue that the pod isn't factory is the molded texture doesn't match the rest of the dash, but it's subtle and most folks don't notice.
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