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Dying Plastic

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

  1. DwarF

    DwarF 1/2 ton status

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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
     
  2. dyeager535

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    SEM is supposed to make good stuff for changing interior colors, I'd look into that myself, I've heard from numerous people that have had good results with it.
     
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    On the TRUCKS! show on Spike Host David Stacy painted the panels with a vinyl paint.
     
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    If you have a big enough part, you can boil some water and use clothing dye.. We used to do this back in the day with small remote control car parts. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif But I know some of the interior parts are rather large.
     
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    I have purchased cans of spray vinyl dye in the past. Most auto stores carry something like this in at least a few colors: black is probably included.

    It works well and looks good, but it doesn't last forever on high wear items like armrests, so you might have to redo those every couple of years.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I have purchased cans of spray vinyl dye in the past. Most auto stores carry something like this in at least a few colors: black is probably included.

    It works well and looks good, but it doesn't last forever on high wear items like armrests, so you might have to redo those every couple of years.

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    Ditto. I used some plastic paint when i re-did the panels etc in my 77. The arm rests eventually wore off, but the rest still looked fine. I painted it around 1990, and sold it in 99, so that should give you an idea of the results I had. Besides that, I would imagine that the paints offered these days will only be better.
     

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