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Post by S3SS on Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:11 am

My 76 olympic chevelle has the white interior. Partsplace sells a white or an off-white interior paint. Which one works? What would you recommend for interior exact match paint?
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Post by clanceman427 on Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:54 am

I struggled with several SEM cans with no luck. I took my plastic part to an automotive paint supply house and they custom blended an exact interior dye match and put it into rattle cans for me.
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Post by clanceman427 on Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:57 am

Another tip-.make sure you match the back side of your Item or an area that is not weathered or faded/bleached from all those years.
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Post by Joe73 on Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:29 am

The off white is actually called neutral and I believe it was only used in 73 and 74. Later years used white.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:30 am

Might try consulting with Hawk03. He went thru this when re-painting/dying his white interior. Also, the shade of white on a '73 is different than your '76 (yours is a brighter white).
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Post by Joe73 on Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:57 am

There wasn't a bright white in 73 or 74, only an off white called neutral.
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Post by S3SS on Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:08 pm

So the neutral/off-white was in 73 - 74? The 76 - 77 seemed to be a bright white when new...
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Post by Joe73 on Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:17 pm

I believe so.
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Post by Podor on Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:27 pm

My '74 had white seats but black interior. The vinyl was just as white as the seats in my "77. I'm just going off memory, since the '74 is long gone (sorry for the poor lighting on the '77). Both I would consider a true white, not off white. The problem with the white may be more discoloration vs original color. Just about every panel in my '77 is a different shade depending on where the sun hit. If you're painting plastic, you may have to paint every panel to match.


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Post by Joe73 on Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:29 pm

Best way to check what color anyone has is to run the numbers on the cowl tag.
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Post by S3SS on Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:17 pm

Yes I have the original GM color (11) but was looking at the pre-made rattle cans at partsplace and they show different whites with codes from manufacturer TCP...
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Post by Hawk03 on Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:41 pm

I tried SEM Gloss White, Super White and Sailcloth White to try and match my seats, which are aftermarket Procar seats. I think either Gloss White or Sailcloth White might match the factory color. I don't have any factory pieces to compare but they look close. Super White is more beige than white.




I painted the headliner and all panels Sailcloth White. Rear seat will be dyed in the spring so it will all match.

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Post by S3SS on Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:20 am

What did you end up using on yours? Gloss white? Sailcloth white? I assume that latter is more flat?
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Post by Hawk03 on Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:26 am

I used Sailcloth White on everything. I sprayed SEM adhesion promoter then a few coats SEM color and then sprayed a couple coats of SEM Low Luster clear on everything.

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Post by S3SS on Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:16 pm

Do you have to spray the clear on? I've seen people do it with and with out. Where did you purchase SEM paint?
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Post by 77camino on Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:08 pm

Question to anyone that had dyed/painted their seats. How well does it hold up? Does it crack or anything as the vinyl flexes?
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