|11-07-2006 02:03 PM|
|11-07-2006 01:31 PM|
Add pigment to a rather clear resin and get close to the actual color. Spray it on whatever. Then, apply either Dupont Ful-Thane Nason paint or LINE-X Xtra for the exact color match. We use the factory paint code or a spectrometer to get the exact color. Xtra is made by Dupont only for LINE-X. Xtra contains a Kevlar Micro Pulp and is guaranteed not to fade, lose its gloss, or come off.
|11-07-2006 12:15 PM|
|10-31-2006 05:01 AM|
|Hippie||Went through the same thing with a '76 Monte with a white interior, the A post covers literally disintegrated and if I found a set they wanted $$$ for them. I believe they do repop those for the '78 and up but not for my '76. Find an old wrecking yard with lots of trees and look for a G-body of the same vintage with a black interior preferably in the shade. The trim in it will probably be faded at worst, just do the fingernail test to make sure it hasn't started to break down. It seems the black holds up to UV rays a lot better than white or other colors. Then just paint with vinyl paint the color you want. I grabbed 2 pair and an arm load of other interior trim at a local yard for $6, I handed the guy a 10 and told him to keep the change.|
|10-30-2006 02:34 PM|
I'm a LINE-X dealer. Sure, LINE-X would work fine. And, at least at my shop, we can use Dupont Nason for no fading and we can color match anything.
|09-16-2006 08:59 PM|
a sugestion from a mini trucker
Another aproach if your wanting to go alil custom with it is to sand the messed up panels down smooth and use bondo in a couple of diffrent layors making sure to sand them smooth and build it up smoothed out and paint it to match your interior..seems alot easier then trying to recreate the texture and will hold up if you clear it pretty good..thats what i did in my old dodge and it is still as fresh as the day I redid them.as long as you try and keep the layers thin it wont be to heavy and it will last you the duration of the car as long as you take your time and pay attention to getting it built without high and low spots in the bondo.hope it helps,
|08-28-2006 08:06 PM|
Sorry to change the subject, but that has got to be the best way to make a Volvo worth a ****!
Now, back to the subject, I'd like you to let us know how it works out. maybe some pics or something.
|08-27-2006 09:47 AM|
|08-12-2006 12:42 PM|
I appreciate all the replies - there have been some great ideas. I'm going to the shop tomorrow, and I'll try a couple of the methods, and see which works the best.
|08-12-2006 10:16 AM|
|SinistrV6||You might try Gatorback www.gatorbackcoatings.com . GM is actually using this to repair the cladding on Avalanches that have faded or streaked. If the color's not right you could paint it afterward.|
|08-12-2006 08:00 AM|
Try maliburacing .com it's a real good forum like this one. The forum is about all aspects of G-Body cars not just racing as the name says. Have fun,Smokey
|08-09-2006 08:11 PM|
|peveto||i would smooth the panels and apply 3m rock guard then paint with interior paint.3m makes a rock guard or rocker panel texture spray in a can. apply as much as you want for the texture you want. it's a paintable product.|
|08-09-2006 04:46 PM|
I would try to find better pieces in the wrecking yards. Of course, as mentioned, you could try sanding and "refinishing" with a textured coating. But that may complicate things if the texture reacts with the paint you're using to match the interior. Good luck.
|08-06-2006 06:07 PM|
|roddinron||I've never tried this it's just a thought I had, but couldn't you spray it with a few coats of something like spray on bedliner, then if the interior's not black, paint it with vinyl dye or even krylon fusion. seems like it would work. I used it to fix some badly worn Jeep fender flairs, spray a few thick coats over the bad spots to fill them in first, then coat the whole thing. It gives a nice texture and hides a lot of the bad stuff.|
|08-06-2006 03:41 AM|
I'll check out the technique using fleece as a cover; unfortunately, if I try to sand it down to 'good' plastic, there may be nothing left *LOL*.
Thanks for the info.
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