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Old 06-28-2011, 05:51 PM
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is dying vinyl actually worth it?

im sure this question has been asked a thousand times but, will dying vinyl actually hold up?my int is dark brown now and looking to make it black. luckily i found bucket seats that are already black so im hoping the molding and stuff will hold updo to lack of being touched.

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If done the correct way with some good product it will hold up for years to come, JMO



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im sure this question has been asked a thousand times but, will dying vinyl actually hold up?my int is dark brown now and looking to make it black. luckily i found bucket seats that are already black so im hoping the molding and stuff will hold updo to lack of being touched.
Done correctly- which means to have everything spotlessly clean for one thing- SEM brand interior dye works very good on interior plastic, IMO.

More- interior paint? or new? as well as other threads in the "Interior" forum if you do a search.

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dying vinyl

I have dyed lots of vinyl parts over the years ,always using a Sems dye.I found that on soft vinyls it worked excellent as far as durability goes and on hard plastics not so good if they are scraped or rubbed against .I find that the dye has a tendincy to flake off of some hard plastics.I have used it on dash pads with excellent results.Make sure you use a plastic prep before dying for sure.On plastics that were sun baked and all the texture surface has turned dusty,I would sand the piece smooth and then I experiented applying light coats of rock guard and then dyed the plastic panel.Make sure you use the same colour of rock guard as the colour out come will be different.you would be surprised at the outcome .This is something you might want to try if you cannot purchase certain car interior parts.I have never had one person pick up on it at shows.I have also dyed vinyl seats that turned out great and again using Sems dye.
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If you use SEM products correctly using their cleaners and prep products you can do a perfect job the first time. Hard plastic is easier because it's easier to clean it better. They have three different blacks in their Color Coat line of aerosols depending on if you want a shiny, satin, or flat finish on the plastic.

The secret to dyeing hard plastic is to use adhesion promoter. This allows the dye to be pulled right into the plastic. SEM has three different adhesion promoters for different plastics, so be sure you use the right one for the plastic in your car. If you look on the back of your plastic pieces, sometimes it will tell you what plastic the parts are made of, but they have a test to let you know which adhesion promoter to use. Here are the instructions right from SEM's web site:DYEING PLASTIC

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Great info Dan thanks
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thaks guys i hope it turns out good. ill post a few pics when finished
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