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Post by JB2wheeler on Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:15 pm

I know some new interior pieces can be bought new and I might do that, but my question is which interior pieces are the most successfully dyed? Is there a chance the dye will rub off on my new Colonel Sanders suit? Any comments on new pieces that don't fit right? JB
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:00 pm

The only stock-looking interior trim pcs that I'm aware of that are available new are "A" pillars (black only), lower door panels, headliners/sunvisors, carpet and seat covers (all in various colors).  

Personally, I've only colored hard plastic (SEM) and seat belt straps (actual dye put in boiling water).  Actually, the seat belt straps were really only freshened up with black dye.  Tried changing colors once and it was a disaster as the fabric isn't porous enough to absorb a different color altogether.  And, I'm leery of spraying them with SEM as I would think they would become somewhat stiff and/or flake from frequent flexing. No experience with seat covers.
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Post by Damon23 on Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:16 pm

I redid the all the plastics in my '79 Z28 with the SEM stuff. Yeah you can call it dye but it is more or less paint. Prep is the biggest thing. If the panel is chaulky then forget about it. Clean the stew out of it, use a adhesion promoter (I used bulldog) and thin even coats. Turned out fantastic. I even redid the rope steering wheel and if you know those wheels you know all the crevices they have. No wear whatsoever in the 2 years I owned it after I did the work.

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Post by Hawk03 on Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:00 pm

I followed Wally's directions for painting interior plastic and they have come out good. I used SEM Firethron Red on the cluster bezel and used Dupli Color white Vinyl and Plastic paint on the A Pillar. I used SEM soap, adhesion promoter and low luster clear on the a pillar as well. I painted it today so I don't have any comments on how long it lasts but the paint laid down good. I will be using Dupli Color for all of the white interior pieces since there are a lot of them and Dupli Color is half the cost of SEM. I will SEM for any Firethorn pieces.    

http://www.g3gm.com/t5617-painting-interior-plastic



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Post by Limey SE on Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:57 pm

Can I have the Part number for the Firethorn red or Where yu got it ?? I am getting close to the Point of Needing it
Thanks Hawk and Looks great

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Post by Hawk03 on Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:33 am

https://www.amazon.com/SEM-15113-Firethorn-Color-Coat/dp/B000PL06GC
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