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#1 suprjohn

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:11 PM

Hey All!

 

anyone who's followed my posts knows i'm in the process of rehabbing the interior on my '89 DL wagon.

 

the plastic panels in my cargo area looked BAD! i was going to paint them, but then decided to try some rustoleum truck bed liner!

 

i prepped the panels by cleaning them with acetone, then sprayed them with self etching primer. i love the way this stuff looks! i'm not under any illusions that it will be as durable as Linex or Rhino Lining, but for the price i had to give it a try!

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:34 PM

Wow, that looks awesome :) Much better than I expected it would when you mentioned going this route the other day lol.  I may consider this route myself, suspect its a lot more durable than just rattlecan paint job on the panels.

 

Back in my Fiero days, one of the forum members did his interior with a textured paint formulated specifically for plastic.  It looked good, and at $3.50 a can one can't argue.  Seemed to hold up well, but I'm not sure I'd want to go that route myself.  I did my trim in the Fiero with plain old matte black spraypaint but it didn't seem to be very durable.  It scratched off very easily, even after 3-4 medium coats...Turned into a lost cause when I tried to reinstall it and did more damage to the new paint than anything else...



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:35 PM

I assume some of the parts are still fairly wet in the pics? I hope it fades back to a satin/flat sheen when dry.



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:37 PM

Honestly I think the gloss makes it look better myself :)



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:55 PM

Yup, it flattens out as it dries. The glossy ones are pretty freshly sprayed. I kind of like the cluster satin look. 

 

It's going to take about three cans all together. And two cans of the self etching primer. 

 

I can't wait to get it all back together!

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

Flatter satin look that is. Stupid auto correct. 

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:07 PM

Going to black your carpet too?  :brow:



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:47 PM

I actually found some charcoal, kind of industrial carpet at Menards that I'm going to lay in there. The original is pretty strained. Someone had used the car to haul firewood. 

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:37 PM

I mean up front, passenger compartment carpet. I'm probably going with a rubberized floor liner for the cargo area in mine.



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:25 PM

Speaking of carpet, I looked into that website I mentioned to ya John.  Looks like they don't make anything for our cars :-/ (yet lol).  Or at least there is nothing listed on the site.  I'm going to try and give them a call and see if perhaps I could get them to produce something for and see if perhaps there is any more interest in the forum for replacement :)  Their carpet is usually semi molded, and they have a lot of different color options.



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:42 AM

Oh, on the passenger area, I haven't been able to find anything so I guess ours the stock stuff for now. 

 

Keep us posted on what you find Brian!

 

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 12:01 PM

you got it John :)  I suspect if they can take on the project, I'd have to send them my carpet from my car, and then perhaps a group buy could be in order.  Their kits are usually around $200 for semi molded fit.

 

It may be a week or so though before I can get in touch with them.  Some things came up and I'm moving out of my place on Sunday, then up to Kearney in the not so distant future for a better job.  They are at 2% unemployment rate out there, and there are jobs everywhere starting minimum of $10 an hour :D  Baldwin Filters is hiring 400 people right now at $12-$14 an hour, with benefits and overtime available.  Same thing with Eaton and Hornady :)



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:49 PM

So you're leaving the lighting Industry.
Oh well, best of luck on your new adventures Brian.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:21 PM

So you're leaving the lighting Industry.
Oh well, best of luck on your new adventures Brian.

 

 

Nope :D  Still doing that, but its more of a second job and has been since I moved west here.  I'm the Midwest sales rep (more like outside of PA/online forum sales rep lol) still for the shop, just working outside sales instead of dealing with customers through the office.  But I still gotta have a day job, and the one I currently have sucks something fierce.



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:25 PM

Cool!

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:53 AM

Have you given any of these panels a durability check yet, John? Enquiring minds want to know.......................... :ph34r:



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:38 AM

no durability test as such…i did note that as i was sliding the large panels under the rubber window seal (if you don't have some of the plastic upholstery tools, they make this step a LOT easier in my opinion), the coating scraped off to some extent. to be fair, i was using a fair amount of pressure to get the panel under the seal.

 

just my opinion, i think this is going to be fairly durable under everyday use. more so than paint, less than a true professionally applied coating like rhino lining or linex. personally, i love the look of the satin black and medium blue together.

 

time will tell, but so far, i'm happy with the results. :-)

 

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 01:21 PM

Pics of final outcome?



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 01:23 PM

Hmmm.............maybe I'll just paint my with trim paint, and then glue on some cheap vinyl or rubber fabric/sheeting on the wheel arch parts, as they would be the frequent-contact patches...... Maybe......Thinking........



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:39 PM

i'll see if i can get some posted up later.

 

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 05:59 PM

i'll see if i can get some posted up later.
 
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That would be cool ;)




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