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What kind of paint for the interior?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by txbartman, Aug 6, 2001.

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    I have been buying new interior trim pieces and they are coming in all sorts of varying colors. I have heard there is some paint "specially designed" for use on interior trim pieces. Does anybody know of this "special" paint? Is it any better than my "special" krylon?

    Brian
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  2. fr8train

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    I think your thinking of paint that would go on your dash. If so, its just designed to paint on viniyl. Your interior pieces are made of plastic, right? If thats the case, I painted some stuff with some polyureathane based paint since it gave some stretch. Hasnt come off or flaked in 1.5 yrs so I guess it worked.

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by fr8train on 08/06/01 12:51 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  3. txbartman

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    Actually my dash is new (and by luck they sent me one that matched the color of my interior!). I am more interested in the headliner and the pillar trim pieces and all that stuff.

    Brian
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    Thats what I painted. I was answering your original question about special paint.
     
  5. riz

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    <font color=purple> Yup, they have special vinyl paint for interior peices .....just clean them real well to get the old grime off and then paint a few light coats .....it will look great if you do these things !

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  6. txbartman

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    Any ideas on what it is called?

    Brian
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    I used a Vinyl Dye from a company called VHT, THIs is some slick stuff. I used a plastic dash cap and I painted it, couldn't tell it. The trick is to clean it with some denatured alcohol and get it spotless and greaseless, then use light coats.. Works liek a champ..


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  8. Medman74K5

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    I remember seeing a vinyl paint made by duplicolor at Autozone i think, never tried it though. A local auto upolstery shop recommended SEM flexible color coat. I found it at an auto paint store worked great for me. As earlier mentioned clean everything real good use lite coats. I also used a plastic prep made by SEM to help the paint adhere better.
     
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    SEM is about the best on the market - It works like a lacquer (chemically bonds to the plastic), and is nearly impossible to scratch.

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  10. '73 K5

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    I just painted my dash, door panels, arm rests and side panels a couple weeks ago. I used Mar-Hyde Vinyl paint and it worked really well. I used Bulldog adhesive prep on everything but the side panels. It all looks really good. I'll post pictures in the next week or so.

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  11. Mr.Chevy4x4

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    The best vinyl dye that I have been able to find is Marhyde. Most automotive paint shops will have it or be able to get it. Just make sure you use a good cleaner before you spray it on and you won't have any problems.

    '85 K5 : Run it til it breaks, then fix it and go again!
     
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    I replaced the pcs you're talkin about and just used good ole Krylon.

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