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Interior Color Change

Interior Color Change


11 Responses to “Interior Color Change”

  1. Hjaosn says:

    Looks amazing, any long term peeling problems?

    • admin says:

      Not at all. It’s been on a couple years now and it’s actually more durable than the factory paint they use. It’ll still wear normally and peel if abused, but overall it’s still in great condition!

  2. Ian says:


    Amazing job! My slk has peeling paint, and I’m not sure how to prepare the old surface before repainting. Can yoy offer me any advice please?



    • admin says:

      Thanks for the compliments. To prepare the old surface, I lightly rubbed it with sandpaper. Sorry, I don’t remember what grit it was, but not very coarse. I think it was around 320 grit. The most important part is to have patience and take it slow. As you can see, I removed almost every piece of the interior to accomplish this.

  3. vic says:

    I did mine, (quartz and sand) with an aerosol off e-bay, looks 100% now and as you say if you don’t abuse it, wears very well, the can is expensive at 19 GBP + shipping & handling though, so if you know where it can be bought for less, please let me know


    P.S I just did the front abs sensor, the roof operate from this one and asr bas and abs lights up, after fitting new one everything went out after an initial checks that the computer go through number vary depending on the system you esp or non esp, 2025402317, for non esp and 0900113 if you got it, 47 GBP &3 GBP, off ebay ### ########## is the ebayer very helpful free delivery too.

  4. panos says:

    Greeding from Greece!

    How difficult was to change the color of the speedometer, and the dash board in general?
    You just replaced the bulbs, with different color?
    Great job you did!

    • admin says:

      Thanks! The speedometer color change was quite involved. I used the instrument panel from a Chrysler Crossfire [which has the same components as a R170]. Rather than a direct replacement, though, I had to remove the black speedometer faceplate and then remove the ugly green tint [since the Crossfire speedometer lights are green]. I took photos, so I’ll put them up shortly.

  5. Matthew Peck says:

    Can you provide details? Which type of paint, bought where, etc…? My interior is peeling as well and I’d like to fix it.


  6. Klonny says:

    Great write up, still hard to believe you actually painted the leather with spray paint, but it looks awesome!!

    • admin says:

      Thanks! Yeah, it took me a bit to get up the nerve to do it, but it looks good and it’s still holding up pretty good after all this time.

  7. Christian A. Dooley says:

    Love it! I’m looking to do my interior red… Could you walk me through the process? And what are the two steps for painting? Thanks!


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