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stats75
09-15-2009, 04:26 PM
Has anyone out there used (with any luck) interior fabric and vinyl paint to change over there interior color. I have a light blue 60/40 split bench style in my 79 supreme and was wondering how did it turn out? and how has it lasted?

retiredmech2
09-21-2009, 01:08 PM
I've been told that the material they use on seats can't be dyed. I've had good luck with " SEM" they have it for it for plastic/leather and for vinyl. There are 3 parts to each. Prep, primer and paint. Don't mix and match these kits because it Will flake. It's exopensive but it's pro material and better in the long run.

88hurstolds
09-22-2009, 12:13 AM
I bought a blue rear seat from an 85 442 that was dyed black using fabric dye, looked like it turned out ok but black might be your best bet or a darker blue. I couldn't see it working well on any other colors.

stats75
09-22-2009, 08:07 AM
thanks for the help and info. those were the two colors that I was debating on was dark blue or just black..

stats75
10-04-2009, 07:47 AM
Another question for you guys, The sun exposed plastic trim pieces are chalky from age could they be sanded and then painted to original color to make them look good.. and if not help me find light blue trim....;)

88hurstolds
10-05-2009, 12:01 PM
The lighter colors always dry out and chalk making them hard to find.
I would suggest finding some gray trim and using the paint code located in the interior trim color thread to have some dye mixed up.
Make sure you add Bulldog adheasion promoter so it sticks.
Sanding the trim might make it look bad...

stats75
10-05-2009, 07:05 PM
thanks for the info.....:icon14: