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Old 10-21-2019, 10:37 AM   #1
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I have bucket seats that have a plastic back along with all the handles and trim at the bottoms. The upholstery shop is not sure how to match these pieces. Said they could do these but would be extra work and of course money. They saw these pieces from the beginning so I am not sure why they act surprised.
How is everyone handling matching these with the seats themselves? Is there a paint that will stick and hold up on the plastic? Wrapping with a car wrap material? Covering with the same material as seats?
Thanks for any suggestions.
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SEM makes a spray dye that works great on vinyl & plastic. It is available in many colors and works great. Make sure you clean the parts real good before dying them and you will be very happy with the results.
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Thanks Bruce! It this paint pretty durable? Do you know what is the best cleaner to prep with? I assume they have the primer as well.
I am checking it out now.

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SEM makes a spray dye that works great on vinyl & plastic. It is available in many colors and works great. Make sure you clean the parts real good before dying them and you will be very happy with the results.
Curious Bruce...What would you use to clean the parts with?
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I use Westleys Bleach White and rinse well. I have been using this stuff for years and never had any issues with pealing or flaking.
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Most good auto paint stores can even match your color. Clean the parts good with soap and water. Rinse well and use a good plastic cleaner like you would any automotive plastic part. Most of this stuff is made out of the same plastic that models are made of, as kids we painted lots of them.....same process.

No sanding is needed, but you can use a good scotch brite pad

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No sanding is needed, but you can use a good scotch brite pad...Mikey
That thought had crossed my mind....What color Scotch Brite?
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That thought had crossed my mind....What color Scotch Brite?
Light use of a fine Scotch Brite is OK but will make scratch marks on vinyl & plastic if you are not careful. I usually just use a stiff bristle nylon scrub brush.
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