Title says it. Has anyone used Duplicolor vinyl/fabric paint on their interior, and how did it turn out?
used black on a set of turquoise arm rests, it worked fine and has not shown any wear yet after a full season
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you like the way it turned out?
I've used it on the interior trim parts, white over factory red and over black. Worked good on all the parts I used it on. You have to use some type of prep solvent.
They also make a satin clear you put over it to make it more durable. I use SEM brand and spray it with a regular spray gun.
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I have used it on a couple of dash's and it work pretty good but will scratch a little on the easy side but over all works good.The key to getting it to bond well is to make sure all the parts are very clean.
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I haven't used DupliColor vinyl spray but their other products are good. SEM Color Coat is a top quality brand. I normally use exterior basecoat for these applications but add hardener to vary the gloss, and skip the clear. I would say it is slightly more durable and slightly less flexible than dedicated vinyl color.
I also have used SEM and had great results, if you do a good job with the cleaner the stuff sticks and lasts forever.
You guys made me go look at what I have on the shelf. I use Eastwood prep sol and SEM adhesion promotor and Duplicacolor white. But you guys are right on about the CLEAN is the big deal.
I did the dash, seat backs and some other interior parts in my 79 ta. The Duplicolor does seem to work better on some surfaces than others. I sprayed a tan dash black and it has stayed nice for years with a little Armor All occasionally. It didn't do as well on the seat backs and peeled pretty bad, a primer and sealer would probably have helped. It does blend well for quick touchups on textured pieces.
thanks for the post it really was helpful
I have used Duplicolor white and SEM top coats. Sem offers every factory color under the sun, while duplicolor has the basics. The duplicolor white is a little bright for my factory interior, but it came out very well. The SEM paint can only be purchased online or from a auto paint and supply shop and is almost 3 times as much as Duplicolors. Both have good adhesion properties. Its all about prepping and cleaning the plastic. I used SEM plastic prep in the liter can and it works great at removing grease, grime, and 30 year old Armor all. I redyded a set of camel tan seat backs, the rear arm rest panels and the lower door panels and it came out quite good. If you have any chaulking, sand it of first with some light grade sand paper or you will have adhesion problems. I have used adhesion promotor in certain applications. Most of the time, the promotor in the top coat it self is sufficient. Here are some pics of my interior freshly done.
I'm just looking to dye everything inside my black so as long as it all cleaned well and I use an adhesive promoter I should be good right
I have never used it on vinyl. Just on the hard plastics. I am not saying you cant, but i feel recovering the the seats with the color I wanted would be the best option. On hard plastics, dashes and consoles the stuff works great, and good prepping is hte key.
smokin-ace" just like Greenbird stated, it all in the prep! my best buddy had a 63 nova (chevy11)he sold it to his cousin last year. and dyed all of his kick panels, inserts, and door panels, from blood red to tuxedo black. after proper prep, the interior has stood the test of time over 18 years without fade or peel!! of course, proper aftercare is needed, and just like oem vinyl is suceptible to wear and tear. I say go for it! maybe pop on just having the seats recovered with new upholstery,and the rest dyed" you cant go wrong dude its user friendly!!!
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