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Default It'* body, paint, and interior time.

I have already bought my body supplies from the body shop to do the work, I picked up Nason selectprime 2k primer and activator for it, nason reducer for cleaning my guns, loads of sandpaper and abrasive pads, USC All-Metal and hardener. I only have one hole to fill at the drivers side back wheel well, which is why I got the all metal, I was told it is 1000x better than bondo and once dry it has properties similar to lead. Moreless just sanding, and sanding, grinding, more sanding. I am changing the color from brown to a 1995 gm metallic indigo blue (gmc trucks got this color), the paint brand is Nason. I am also painting the vinyl top, probably black, the body shop quoted me about $150 for the proper paint to do the vinyl, and since my vinyl is still mint I think it is a good idea. Has anyone ever done this before?

For my interior, I am fixing the armrests on the doors, but I also want to dye the carpeting on the door panels from beige to black(most of the door panel is carpeting). Has anyone ever used automotive carpet die? I plan to do all the door panels, back dash, and POSSIBLY carpet with dye.
Would it be cheaper to buy new carpet for the car or no? the carpet is coming out regardless since I plan to have the seats and carpet out when it is ready for paint so I can also respray the floor in the car. My next question is interior trim, it is either paint the trim (it'* all brown) or find some other color trim from another LeSabre. What I worry most about is paint rubbing or scratching off easily...any ideas? I am going to paint the grill insert on the top of the dashboard black also. I am going to leave the dash brown, it'* in such nice shape that im not worried about the color of it, it looks good. After everything is done and it'* all back together I am going to get a 60/40 split bench cover for my front seats and just some black material to rewrap over the backseat.

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