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Post by StaggerLee Thu Jun 01, 2023 9:04 am

Is there a preferred way to repair my existing seat backs? They are chalky and have some deep gouges in the surface. I have no idea of what kind of plastic they are, but they did not age well(like I did?).

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Post by Mcarlo77 Thu Jun 01, 2023 6:49 pm

I had some spare black ones with similar issues. The best you can do is sand it all down and repaint with a plastic compatible paint like SEM. The chalky surface must be removed as it doesn't lend itself well as a solid base for paint (I know this from experience). Of course, this will remove the factory texture of the plastic. I know SEM makes a textured paint, but have no experience with it. Be sure and use a compatible adhesion promoter.
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Post by StaggerLee Thu Jun 01, 2023 7:02 pm

thanks for the info....really glad to hear they are salvageable. Fortunately, i am not a purist, as my el caminos range from a rolling wreck to a listing hulk!!

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Post by Limey SE Fri Jun 02, 2023 12:43 am

StaggerLee wrote:thanks for the info....really glad to hear they are salvageable. Fortunately, i am not a purist, as my el caminos range from a rolling wreck to a listing hulk!!

If wanted the Texture could try and use the Textured dash Paint from SEM


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Post by Dinomyte Mon Jun 12, 2023 8:06 pm

When I did mine I

1 - sanded them down to remove the "gouges" that existed,
2 - a good cleaning to get rid of all oils etc
3 - a light coat of rocker guard on them to give the desired texture
3b- optionally you can sand this stage and then clean again, if you want the texture a little flatter
4 - and lastly a couple of coats of SEM paint

they still look great by my standards, but the old girl doesn't get many riders in the back seat so it's hard to say how well this stands up to wear and tear.

enjoy
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Post by StaggerLee Tue Jun 13, 2023 7:27 am

sounds like a good process for this winter...thanks for the input

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