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Looking for advice on painting the metal dash board in my 64 hardtop. I will take the windshield out as it needs to be replaced anyway. The car is silver blue and the dash is a darker blue. I just want to do a rattle can repaint. What would be the best paint to get for this job? any advice on prep etc?
 

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If it was mine I would chemically strip it, should come off easy, there usually isn't much paint on the dash. I would also stay with the factory look of a satin or semi gloss paint.
 

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If it was mine I would chemically strip it, should come off easy, there usually isn't much paint on the dash. I would also stay with the factory look of a satin or semi gloss paint.
 

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If you’re going to paint it with spray cans like you stated, I would go with a flat color. Black is more common unless you can find a similar blue in flat finish. I would paint it black if I were using cans.
 

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find some satin blue paint that's close and paint some metal pieces. Then compare it to your door panels and try to find one that matches. I sanded mine with 220 grit, then 320 grit. The original paint is super thin and sands right off.
 

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I went with a non stock color. Went to Dulux and got a premium paint for metal. I brought in some material and they scanned it for the color. Paint is a low sheen but not matt. Paint was very reasonable and seems to be holding up well. The remaining interior metal (posts, upper and lower doors, etc...)were painted as well.
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I would go to your local auto paint store, and have them mix you up some silver blue paint code for your car and have them put it in a spray can.

They can look up the paint code for your car for a really good match.
 

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If stock isn't required, it's genius to match the interior material on the door panels or other interior. There are companies online that will mix color to match, but I haven't had success with any. None matched well enough.
 

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I went with a non stock color. Went to Dulux and got a premium paint for metal. I brought in some material and they scanned it for the color. Paint is a low sheen but not matt. Paint was very reasonable and seems to be holding up well. The remaining interior metal (posts, upper and lower doors, etc...)were painted as well.
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That looks really good, low sheen is the only way to go on the interior IMHO. Great job.
 
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