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Vinyl dye/paint on the interior

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So my dash is extremely sun beaten and a few other parts I've replaced because the blue was cracked. My parts car has great plastics but it's brown. So I decided to give this paint/dye stuff a try. The color on the can cap was way off, but the end product is so close once it's all done you won't be able to tell.

 

I put 2 coats on both parts and after 4 hours of drying I can't scratch it off with a finger nail or plastic trim tool

Left is the painted and right is the original with the cap:

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Original with painted next to it:

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Painted one installed:

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The under side of the painted one:

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Here is the mirror trim. You can't even tell the color is off with the vinyl next to it.

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Original color:

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2 hours ago, Dee2 said:

What's the name of the paint/dye stuff ?

Dupli-Color Vinyl and Fabric Coating in Medium Blue. Got it at O'Reilly's. I just scotch brited them and washed with soap. I'm really amazed at how well it stuck. I plan on doing the dash pad in place.

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More a paint than a dye isn't it? I tend to think dye is a liquid stain. This stuff leaves a coat. Used whatever brand on a centre arm rest that folded up between bucket seats. A white one was donated to me, did it in Black gloss.

Blended in with rest of the Ford sixties black vinyl. Was amazingly flexible and durable. After 25 years still only gave a few hints of cracking or stretching where elbow squashed cushion.

Better to use this type than the removable rubber skin spray stuff. Nice job

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