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Post by dcastine on Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:31 am

My 74 Laguna S3 with a burgundy interior needs some help. I'm looking to paint some misc "light blue" plastic parts to replace the worn out parts in the car - what paint/mfr make the right paint for this? Would that paint also be good for a "dash cap" ??

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Post by 77mali on Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:14 am

I've used the Duplicolor cans on some vinyl trim pieces and plastic also with good results. Also check out SEM paints they also make prep products like a soap and adhesion promoter. I used this brand on my filthy steering wheel and was please w/ the outcome. I'm still playing around w/ both to see what color I'm going to end up with. SEM is mostly sold through specialty shops- Sanell auto parts in Salem NH stocks it and the other prep materials. Duplicolor is avail @ Advanced Auto parts. If all else fails, I've also played w/ the Krylon brand which is avail almost everywhere. Sanell can possibly match your stock color in a spray can (have no idea of price or minimum) but someone in Salem said they offer this service out of Manchester or Concord NH branches. Good luck.

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Post by Limey SE on Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:08 am

SEM would fall into the top one I would use, and a close very close second would be Duplicolor

I would NEVER EVER use Krylon ever again worst plastic paint I had ever used and only reason I did is the duplicolor was sold out and had to put some black on it, and now before final assy I have to redo all the panels I used Krylon on to get them to match

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Post by dcastine on Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:14 am

Is the Dupli-Color paint you guys speak of specifically for plastic? It's not there typical "touch up" rattle-can stuff is it?

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Post by Limey SE on Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:24 am

this is what I used with great results it looks very close to the original that came on car but use the flat black for the satin will give to much sheen it will look like a permanent armorall job

OH OH I forgot you have to put 2 coats of Adhesion promoter on as well LOL

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Post by The Dude on Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:29 am

I agree I done flat & it looks somewhat too flat for me, but it does work well as long as you prep your pieces properly. Gotta get them cleaned up with some dish soap, rinse with clean water, & dry prior to painting if you want it to last. Decent quality though & not like typical spray paint.
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Post by dcastine on Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:33 am

Thanks - I'm looking for the Burgundy paint for my S3's seat backs, upcoming dash cap, etc.

I wouldn't think flat would be good for these pieces?

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Post by Limey SE on Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:04 am

you could use the perfect match vinyl dye then from duplicolor take a code for the interior or a very good picture of interior and match it to the can


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Post by Mcarlo77 on Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:22 pm

I've used the Satin a couple of times on smaller trim pcs and it does look a little too shiny to suit my tastes. What I did, then, was wait until it dried and used some OOOO (Extra Fine) steel wool and lightly buffed some of the shine off until it looked like what I wanted.
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Post by dcastine on Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:53 pm

Oooooooh - good idea.

Do most auto parts stores sell this type of paint?

My car won't be here for a couple weeks yet, so I'm doing my homework upfront.

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Post by Limey SE on Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:57 pm

orileys, advanced auto in my area has them and orileys in some areas can custom mix ( in a spay can ) the color you need

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Post by HDHugger on Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:37 pm

I ordered actual paint DYE for my interior, did the entire under-dash, the back of the bucket seats, and I have enough left over for the console and all interior trim pieces. I ordered it from Parasol.com in Canada. Shipping is like $35 so if you order from them, make sure you get enough. They have the prep spray, after-care conditioner, etc. It goes on best with an air compressor sprayer.

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Post by dcastine on Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:15 pm

Thanks HD - I'll look into that! Beer
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Post by JB2wheeler on Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:20 pm

Stay away from the stuff called Fusion. It has a lot of problems. I think its made by Krylon, but not sure. JB
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Post by pila on Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:00 am

I did the whole interior plastic & misc vinyl of my '74 Malibu with paint & dye from NPD. Nothing for the seats, which has new PUI upholstery. Don't know what brand it is, but it's put in spray cans for them, as opposed to some off-the-shelf brands. The prep I used on the parts also came from NPD.

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Post by Limey SE on Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:46 am

JB2wheeler wrote:Stay away from the stuff called Fusion. It has a lot of problems. I think its made by Krylon, but not sure. JB

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Post by dcastine on Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:22 am

Thanks Pila - I'll look into that as well Thumbs up

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Post by pila on Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:44 pm

That interior color looks like Firethorn red, is it ? That's what mine is, and it looks like the same color. I think it's code 36.....

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Post by dcastine on Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:22 pm

According to the GM Canada docs - it's "720 - Dark Red Cloth and Vinyl Buckets"

Paint - 11 Antique White
Top - 2H Maroon
Stripe - 74A Red
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Post by pila on Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:48 pm

OK, it's likely the way the camera shows it. Good looking interior though...if you use the paint I mentioned, and maybe the brand name stuff, use the prep solution, to get the surface to accept the paint better.

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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:29 pm

SEM makes the best stuff in my opinion.
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Post by dcastine on Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:00 pm

Yup SEM is what I'm hearing is the best - looking at a website now...

http://www.tcpglobal.com/autobodydepot/semindex.aspx?gclid=CP_n5oumlqsCFYt25QodLXoJzg

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