re-coloring plastic interior

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Tyrone.A.Thomas

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SEM products makes the best as far as I know.
 
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81Regal

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And clean clean clean the parts before painting, prep is the key.
 
pagrunt

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Check out PPG One Choice. Its formulated for plastic, vinyl, cloth. I've used PPG to great results but it does cost more than SEM. Going with either brand make sure you use the proper recommended cleaners & prep products.
 
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X2 on SEM. Clean the parts and sand with grey Scotchbrite & their SEM soap, and adhesion promoter. Re-coloured my 85MCSS from grey to black. Looks original and doesn't come off. It has the correct 'sheen' as well. Found other plastic dyes/paints are too shiney.
 
JAMCAR223

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X2 on SEM. Clean the parts and sand with grey Scotchbrite & their SEM soap, and adhesion promoter. Re-coloured my 85MCSS from grey to black. Looks original and doesn't come off. It has the correct 'sheen' as well. Found other plastic dyes/paints are too shiney.
I, too have had good results using this method. Like said before, clean, clean, clean. Prep is always the key to a job well done. It's not hard, but you will have a few bucks wrapped up in the project. Let us know how it turns out.
 
michmalibuman

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What they said!:cool:
 
565bbchevy

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I did my entire interior with SEM, my dash was dark gray and the center console was blue and are now Landau Black and the rest of my panels were light gray and are now Camel.
As stated prep is key for long lasting results and use an adhesive promoter , I like to finish mine with a couple of coats of Low Luster Clear for protection but does not leave an "Armorall" shine.

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buick7332

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The plastic interior parts on my '78 lemans are sun brittle and pretty much shot. I haven't had much luck finding tan interior components, but have found several pick your part junkyards full of blue, green, and red plastic pieces. Do any of you have experience with dying or painting plastic interior parts? I of course want something that won't come off and that will match the factory color reasonably close. Any suggestions? Thanks!
I got this from Eastwood, I had great results
 

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i as well did my interior. used SEM color coat. prep is the key. i also used low luster. didnt want it to look like i armoralled it
 

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