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So I decided to remove the trim and paint it a more suitable color for my Colorado Red Renegade. The gold-ish color wasn't working for me. The trim on the speakers is pretty easy but still trying to figure oit how to get the shift knob area and cup holder area off. Here's my before and after pics.
 

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Nice.

What paint did you use, tools etc?

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I used a scosche trim removal tool and krylon fusion spraypaint that was red pepper colored I believe. Gave the trim 3 good coats just to make sure it bonded very well. Put them in this morning after letting them dry and I have to say they look awesome!
 

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I have a word of caution thought before you jump off into removing your trim. A plastic trim tool is best because it won't tear up any of the trim and its flexible to get into the harder spaces. The speaker trim you have to be careful with because they are held in by tiny removable clips that if you rush they will fall into the door and be hard to retrieve because you would have to take the whole door off. Of course I learned this the hard way on my first one. But if anyone figures out how to get the shift knob trim. the steering wheel trim, and the cup holder trim off please let me know so I can finish my project.
 

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Good to know you figured out how to get them off. I was going to do this down the line with some plasti dip, but I have other projects going on right now.

The pieces around the shifter will probably come off if you pull out the entire center console. You might need to access it from up underneath to take out those trim pieces.
 

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I only did seven pieces so far. But I have had trouble removing the steering wheel trim, the cup-holder trim, and the shifting knob trim. Everything but those came off with relative ease. Only have to be careful for the speaker trim. They are held on by tiny little clips that come off easy if you don't watch what your doing.
 

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Wrapped the trim in the front seat area with 3m red metallic vynl.. its 3 am so had to use my flash on phone and doesnt show true color, but this is a good alternative to those not willing to commit to paint... Tho plasti dip is a very viable option as well, Think i will do the radio trim next.. the cup holder seems to be too firmly attached but maybe i can wrap and cut it without removing it. :nerd:
 

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I have doubts about the longevity of the vinyl application. It gets marred easily and, should the finish last, the adhesive eventually dries out and it starts to peel. I imagine parking in the sun will also limit the lifespan of the vinyl. I give the vinyl modification 2 years before it starts to fail But, if you don't mind doing it again, you have plenty of color and finish options to make it new again. I recommend a solvent that will help remove the adhesive residue between upkeep.
 

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Wrapped the trim in the front seat area with 3m red metallic vynl.. its 3 am so had to use my flash on phone and doesnt show true color, but this is a good alternative to those not willing to commit to paint...:nerd:
Looks nice! Can you post pics in natural lighting when you get a chance? Grateful mine comes with the red trim already..... Don't think I could cut those clean lines it I wanted to modify! Hopefully aftermarket will come out with a rainbow of colors for these, so we can change the look anytime we want! lol
 
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