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Old 03-26-2010, 08:14 PM
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im restoring a 79 trans am. i cant for the life of me get the interior paint to stick to the plastic. i have camel tan interior. i have been trying to use oem vinyl paint but it just wont stick. it scratches off too easy. ive cleaned them and prepped. i even tried clear coat but thats not sticking either. the only thing the paint stuck to was the center console. i want a durable interior. help me please

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Have you tried an adhesion promoter? Available through Eastwood, and probalby other sources.
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hp246 is right on the button. You need to use an adhesion promoter compatible to the paint you're using. You usually paint over the wet adhesion promoter and it pulls the paint into the vinyl.

Have you ever used Armor All on the dash? The silicone in that stuff can play hell with the vinyl paint.
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i used duplicolor adhesion promoter but its still scratches off pretty easy. its new plastic too
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Is the dash vinyl or plastic? It makes a difference what adhesion promoter to use. I use SEM products, and there is a test to see what the surface is made of and what product and adhesion promoter to use on different surfaces. If the dash is plastic and not vinyl you might not be using the right product on it.
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the paint says its for plastic and vinyl.
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Did you clean the dash and the console with the same stuff? Is the console made out of the same thing as the dash?
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Whether new or old, the surface has to be properly prepped first. Plastics and vinyls do contain petroleum based oils. They have to be prepped before they can be dyed. I like to use acetone, but you want to test the material first. If you are using SEM or another system, you are better off using their prep, adhesion promoter and dye per the directions. If you don't properly prep the material, you will never get anything to stick to it.
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Once again, you are exactly right. Using an adhesion promoter or a cleaner that is not recommended by the paint manufacturer can cause lots of issues and headaches.
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