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08-13-2001, 03:19 PM
Hey thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions for my 97 accord. I'm doing a paint job and completely redoing the interior, and tinting the windows (so far)...no engine upgrades. I just have a question about pricing, how much would it cost to completly redo the interior? Nothing too fancy, just wanna change the carpeting, seats, and dashboard to grey or something? What are the average costs for a leather interior (plus labor)? what about other types of material? thanks!
Well, I'm pretty sure that custom leather seats will run in the $2000 range, but that's for custom colors and fit. I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives. As for changing the dash, that's gonna be goofy, b/c you're really not supposed to take out the instrument cluster. That would change the reading on the odometer.
08-13-2001, 04:33 PM
Probably pretty expensive to get custom-made stuff - think $1500-$2000 range just for seats. If there's some aftermarket company that makes it, that would be cheaper. Also, if leather is an available option on an Accord (I wouldn't know) and just not on yours, you might be able to go to a salvage yard and get some good-condition seats/interior out of a junked Accord. There are enough of them driving around that some of them must have crashed. Good luck.
08-13-2001, 06:45 PM
haha thanks for the tips, you'll be seeing me at the local junkyard soon...hee hee. Actually I just wanted to know the average price w/o seats, I just wanna redo the interior (dash, carpet, roof, door panels) and hopefully find good seats to match later. There's gotta be some good crashed rice rockets out there...hahaha....so what's the avg. price w/o seats?
08-13-2001, 08:18 PM
You might try looking at Katzkin Leather Interiors. I have a 99 Grand Prix and I was quoted $900 installed from my local automotive customizer. if you check out there website, they do made to order leather interiors that are pretty cool. They have about 40 different colors of leather and you can even get custom piping and logos embroidered. check it out:
http://www.katzkin.com or http://www.leatherseats.com
08-14-2001, 12:16 AM
Rather than getting a replacement dash u can paint it. This may mean some labor on ur part but there are paints available for this purpose and it will be cheaper than changing the dash and look just as good. I can find out more info if necessary.
Vinyl is also an alternative to leather many of todays "leather" interiors in cars are made up of some leather sections with mostly vinyl sections. My 300zx was like this.
08-14-2001, 09:15 AM
Thanks for the info, coop. I have vinyl in my car now, any recommended brands to paint it with? And how much would the cost be? Would also work on door panels? Hah and my roof happens to be vinyl too, that'll be so cool if I could paint everything and only get a new carpet and seat covers http://www.gotapex.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif If you got any more info or links to site please send http://www.gotapex.com/forums/images/smilies/kawaii.gif
[Edited by Grasshopper on 08-14-2001 at 12:22 PM]
08-14-2001, 11:03 PM
People in the past have used RIT dye to die the carpets. If you attempt this I would take out the carpet first so u dont stain the car.
As for the vinyl there are special paints out there for it check with ur local autobody and auto supply stoes. NAPA carries one but I am not sure of teh quality. My guess is that it will not last indefinately unless you somehow acquire the actual paint honda uses to colors their dashes. Make sure you are confident in ur skills and remember to test it out a a small area first to see if it looks good. I will look into paints u should use and get back to u.
08-15-2001, 08:32 AM
hah thanks coop, this sounds a lot cheaper than going into the shop. And I know I don't have the skill to paint it, so I'll get my girlfriend to paint everything right away! Haha! (no really, she's the mechanic, I'm just the dumb boyfriend)
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