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Old 12-22-2011, 09:49 AM
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Dyeing kickpanels

I'm planning on dyeing kick panels on my 69 Camaro that are badly faded and have possibly been dyed at some point in time. My local NAPA store has SEM dye but I'm not sure how to prepare the panels. The parts guy says to just clean the panels extremely well with a cleaner like 409 and then dye them. Will this be sufficient to get a good bond or should I buy a SEM cleaner or other type of preparation to do it properly?

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Sem products are good. i would follow the Sem instructions to the letter myself for a good result..

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Sam is right, you need to use the SEM cleaning products to do the job correctly. Scrub the plastic with SEM Soap using a gray scuff pad, followed by SEM Plastic/Leather Prep, followed by rinsing with clean water. When the plastic is clean and water won't bead up on it sand the plastic with 400 grit sandpaper. Spray on SEM Plastic Adhesion Promoter, or SEM Sand Free depending on what type of plastic you have. For most automotive hard or flexible plastic, Plastic Adhesion Promoter is what to use. This is sprayed on and then with it still wet after 15 minutes flash time, spray on the dye. The adhesion promoter pulls the dye right into the plastic.
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I'm planning on dyeing kick panels on my 69 Camaro that are badly faded and have possibly been dyed at some point in time. My local NAPA store has SEM dye but I'm not sure how to prepare the panels. The parts guy says to just clean the panels extremely well with a cleaner like 409 and then dye them. Will this be sufficient to get a good bond or should I buy a SEM cleaner or other type of preparation to do it properly?
dan has a good idea and it will work. one other thing you can do is make sure the temperature is nice and warm. you can use dyes from auto zone and adhesion promo from az also. acetone is very similar and works well. if want to change the color i can help you with that. 47 ford
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47 ford coupe. The kick panels he is trying to dye are rigid plastic.
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