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Dying Plastic interior

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by DwarF, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. DwarF

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    I have changed my interior to black, but still have my tan interior parts. Can I simply dye these parts black? If so, how, what products, etc?

    Thanks
     
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    I bought the VHT color dye from summit racing and it worked great on my dash and kickpanels.
     
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    i had used the VHT on my nissan truck when i had it.
    it worked on that, but on my K5 it would just keep flaking off.
    i cant tell you how many times i washed the pieces with soapy water, thinner, alcohol, and Prepsol.

    i finally sprayed them with Krylon Fusion, and painted over that with the VHT stuff.
     
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    Hrm, I guess I was under the impression that it would actually DYE the plastic. This sounds like it is just spray painting it.
     
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    I just redid my dash, door panels and kickplates in black. I used off the shelf vinal/plastic paint. It looks oem. If you get a good coat with it, you shouldn't be able to tell it was painted.
     
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    my dash was that lovely reddish burgandy color, now its black, but i agree if you spray the vinyl paint nicely it looks stock.
     
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    krylon makes paint specifcally for painting plastic...called superbond or something like that...
    works easily...fairly durable... resprayed my white plastic to burgundy..looks like new...
    wally mart has it in the paint section ...about 350 a can... took 2 cans to do all my interior trim
    cam
     
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    [ QUOTE ]

    i finally sprayed them with Krylon Fusion, and painted over that with the VHT stuff.

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    i already said that, except i sprayed the satin trim paint over that because i didnt like the permanent Armor All look.
     
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    I like Sherwin Williams Dye...ultra interior...
    good stuff...
    It actually eats into the plastic..making it harder to scratch off..
     
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    Is it a wipe on or spray on type of thing?


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    I like Sherwin Williams Dye...ultra interior...
    good stuff...
    It actually eats into the plastic..making it harder to scratch off..

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    I used the cheapie Duplicolor vinyl spray on my aftermarket console and it worked great, light grey to black, and it looked good. It would come off, but only with a serious abrasion like if I laid lumber on it and drove home, it would rub a little, but a quick spritz and it's good as new.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Is it a wipe on or spray on type of thing?


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    I like Sherwin Williams Dye...ultra interior...
    good stuff...
    It actually eats into the plastic..making it harder to scratch off..

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    Spray.
    Any spray gun will work.
     

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