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Techical Discussions => UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's => Topic started by: Bill on January 17, 2011, 04:40:51 AM

Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Bill on January 17, 2011, 04:40:51 AM
On the Monaco they're black, not in bad shape but could be better.  Anyone have an idea of what paint could be used to bring them back to life?  
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Jason Goldsack on January 17, 2011, 04:51:32 AM

I think you could send them to Just Dashes (http://www.justdashes.com/DoorPanels.htm) and they can recover them so they look new..



1965Windsor3612011-01-17 09:54:43
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: firedome on January 17, 2011, 08:35:46 AM


You can get spray plastic paint that used car re-conditioner guys use,
you'll need a detail gun and compressor or use a Pre-Val. Go to your
local auto paint jobber and ask them, there are different product names,
most auto paint mfr's make it.  They can match about anything, but
black is easy! It works on hard plastic, dashes and viny
upholstery.  If the plastic is disintegrating, that would be more
difficult, maybe Bawb knows how to fix that problem.


firedome2011-01-17 13:37:14
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Bill on January 17, 2011, 09:49:29 AM
Thanks guys. 
 
It's odd to me but these things are clearly a mix.  Kick panels are plastic.  But the interior sail panels are fiberglass.  Hope I can use one product for both..
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Steve on January 17, 2011, 11:43:02 AM
You want SEM plastic dye
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Bill on January 17, 2011, 11:52:51 AM
Yeah?  You carry that?
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Steve on January 17, 2011, 11:56:04 AM
Auto Paint supply.  You can look them up on line too.  It's a dye that soaks in.  Not a paint.
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Bill on January 17, 2011, 12:46:10 PM
So I assume it's the SEM landau black?  The stock stuff doesn't look glossy, nor does it look necessarily flat, so I'm left wondering.
 
http://www.yourautotrim.com/landaublack.html (http://www.yourautotrim.com/landaublack.html)
 
 
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Steve on January 17, 2011, 12:51:02 PM
I think it's a satin black
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Bill on January 17, 2011, 12:53:19 PM
Thank you.
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Stitcherbob on January 17, 2011, 02:18:24 PM

SEM makes a Bumper Coater spray that works well also.....many different colors in the black/ grey range....I just used their Flexible Bumper spray and it was a perfect satin black plus flexible too


http://semproducts.com/Catalog.asp?prod=135 (http://semproducts.com/Catalog.asp?prod=135)

http://semproducts.com/Catalog.asp?prod=205 (http://semproducts.com/Catalog.asp?prod=205)
stitcherbob2011-01-17 19:20:41
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: firedome on January 17, 2011, 03:24:52 PM

Yes, youse guys are right, SEM is what my local jobber carries, I
couldn't remember the name. And yes, I guess it's called dye, not
paint, but essentially it's paint ie: you spray it on and it covers up
the defects.... I guess it soaks in as Steve said, works pretty good.
firedome2011-01-17 20:26:50
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Steve on January 17, 2011, 04:08:03 PM
What ever.
 
Good Schtuff
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Stitcherbob on January 17, 2011, 07:19:14 PM
in reality it's billed as an "elastomeric coating"....not a dye or paint

Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Scott on January 18, 2011, 04:18:03 AM

Quote from: 1965Windsor361
I think you could send them to Just Dashes (http://www.justdashes.com/DoorPanels.htm) and they can recover them so they look new..





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Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: firedome on January 18, 2011, 05:20:09 AM
They do good work, but hold on to your wallet... they want over $1000
to do my F3 dash... not gonna happen! Not a place to go to if you need
to find solutions within a budget

Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2011, 05:33:27 AM
Hey Rog
 
I have a Polara dash pad. . . Same thing.  I got 200 tied up in it.  There is a corner of the dash that is broken, down where it get's knee shots, but that can be repaired.  Interested?
 
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Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2011, 05:34:24 AM
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X2 on Just Dashes.  They dyed all the fiberglass and plastic pieces on my interior and they did a heck of a job matching all the colors.

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Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Bill on January 18, 2011, 05:34:46 AM
Yeah this is all being done on pocket change..  I have two other full time vehicles to maintain, and a wife with a shopping addiction.  This is just a car to work on as a stress reliever.  I'm not looking for concourse quality.  Besides the fact that for the most part the factory stuff is in really good shape.
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Scott on January 18, 2011, 07:25:06 AM

Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: rexus31
Quote from: 1965Windsor361
I think you could send them to Just Dashes (http://www.justdashes.com/DoorPanels.htm) and they can recover them so they look new..




X2 on Just Dashes.  They dyed all the fiberglass and plastic pieces on my interior and they did a heck of a job matching all the colors.




 

Stop!  You're making me blush.
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Scott on January 18, 2011, 07:25:52 AM


Quote from: firedome
They do good work, but hold on to your wallet... they want over $1000
to do my F3 dash... not gonna happen! Not a place to go to if you need
to find solutions within a budget

True, they aren't cheap but you definitely get what you pay for.
rexus312011-01-18 12:26:14
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Steve on January 18, 2011, 08:52:32 AM
They wanted 1300 bucks for a 62 Dash pad. . . . What a killer that was.  I found one of their dash pads for 900 NEW!
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: firedome on January 19, 2011, 07:54:48 AM
You may or may not get what you pay for, but it's that paying for that's the problem... not about to put an $1100 dash in a car I paid $800 for and worth maybe $2500 when done!

Steve, PM sent.


Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: Scott on January 19, 2011, 01:38:43 PM
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True, you have to determine if it makes sence for you.  Just Dashes can't charge less for a dash resto for a 60's C Body vs. one for a '70 Hemi Cuda.  Restoring a dash is restoring a dash; the car is irrelevant to them.  IMO, they did a great job on all my stuff and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.  To me, the interior/dash is the most important part of the resto becasue that is all you are looking at when you drive.  Nothing worse that constantly looking at something thinking "I shoulda".
Title: Interior fiberglass panels
Post by: firedome on January 19, 2011, 03:46:28 PM
ya, I shoulda bought a 'vert, then at least it'd be worth something!
Or, if we're going there, I shoulda kept my 57 300C vert!