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Hi Everyone,

I want to start fixing up my 2000 VW Beetle interior. If I use vinyl wrap on the plastic interior, do I need to remove all the sticky stuff first? I know to use rubbing alcohol to remove it all. Or is there anything else better to use to remove all the sticky stuff?

If I decide to use paint instead (like on the center console area), do I need to prep it first (sand it?)? Or can I just use a spray paint without prepping it?

Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
 

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Hi Everyone,

I want to start fixing up my 2000 VW Beetle interior. If I use vinyl wrap on the plastic interior, do I need to remove all the sticky stuff first? I know to use rubbing alcohol to remove it all. Or is there anything else better to use to remove all the sticky stuff?

If I decide to use paint instead (like on the center console area), do I need to prep it first (sand it?)? Or can I just use a spray paint without prepping it?

Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Get the surface CLEAN before paint. Scuff or sand to 400 or 600. I will be using an adhesion promoter (Bulldog, SEM,etc) first, then paint, on my door panels. If you just spray can it, get the Krylon or equal that says made for plastics. Also, you can check at NAPA auto parts for paints and adhesion promoter.
 

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More info, your interior looks very nice. What is that you replaced the carpet with? I like that look unfortunately I don’t think that will hold up on a daily driver here in snow and salt country.
 

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I wrapped the 3 pieces on the top dash. used the Vivvid dry carbon film (i also bought the 3m dynoc but it ended up being narow for the piece i ordered) Here are some pics of the results. since it was the dry it had a matte finish and doesn't glare at all, much less than that factory rubber coat anyway.

Sleeve Wood Gesture Comfort Floor
Hood Eyewear Wood Bumper Musical instrument accessory

Film on the roll is the 3m, the vvivd film is on the part
here is a pic of it finished
Window Plant Building Hood Vehicle
Window Building Hood Shade Plant


It has held up very well, i did have to use the 3m primer around the edges, i did not remove the factory soft coat stuff, i just cleaned it really good with alch and scuffed with green scotch brite pad.
 

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