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Old 01-03-2015, 07:36 PM   #301
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Just found this thread! I'll be calling BAPS next week to see if they can mix me some Medium Dark Grey.

I just finished cleaning all of my interior plastics while my car is in the paint shop, yeah, it's more faded than I thought, especially compared to an NOS piece I have.

I'll for sure be doing this to refresh my grey interior!!!!!!!
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:42 PM   #304
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Lol. Well, it`s only been 4 years. Maybe after 5 we can get a sticky?

I should talk to the guys at Baps. I wonder how much additional business they are getting after this thread. They are probably wondering why they are shipping interior dye everywhere now.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:47 PM   #305
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BTW, here is what my interior, now complete, looks like:

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Beautiful!!!you did a great job DaveI know BAPS got a couple hundred from me
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Lol. Well, it`s only been 4 years. Maybe after 5 we can get a sticky?

I should talk to the guys at Baps. I wonder how much additional business they are getting after this thread. They are probably wondering why they are shipping interior dye everywhere now.
Maybe you get a sticky if your using a 4th gen color
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Another Great Post!
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Old 09-09-2016, 02:08 PM   #309
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Saving this since I am getting ready to redo my interior
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Re: Restoring interior plastic and carpet how-to

After reading this post I re-dyed the interior on my 82 four years ago with similar results. The interior was in good solid condition, however over the years the colors had faded at different rates leaving the interior looking miss-matched. The interior still looks great today! The dye adheres to the fabric and carpet well and has not required any touch up. The dye does adhere well to the plastic, but not as well as it does to the fabric. A few small scuffs to the door sills and one place in the rear of the car has needed touch up. A cooler slid over and scratched a small spot about a 1/2 inch long in the storage well. Touch up is easy and invisible when completed. The best part is that the interior parts match better now than they did when the car was new. Considering alternatives this is a great method to restore a faded interior.
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Thanks for the update 86WS6, your update is one the reason why I going to do this to my car.
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Nice thread....
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:51 AM   #313
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Thanks! After all these years, and still not worthy of a sticky.
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Old 04-03-2017, 11:22 PM   #314
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I used your method all the way down to the PPG dye with the exception of I had it mixed and used my gun to spray it. It looks amazing, thank you for sharing this.


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Different products since I'm not in the US, and different car ('79 Mustang), but same method here. I used a product called Vinylkote by Plastikolor, it comes in any RAL color, but can be special ordered in a custom color at a premium price. You can get a minimum of two spray cans, or a liter to apply with a gun. Two cans did the entire interior.

The interior was in good condition, but the red plastics had turned pink and the carpet was fading to orange. The color is a near exact match to an RAL color so no need for a custom order :
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It needs to be applied in thin coats :
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End result, I applied it on the carpet as well in the most faded parts and on the plastic piece on the driver seat, it worked great and the carpet stayed smooth :
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I've got the Duplicolor vinyl & fabric on the way to switch from tan to black/charcoal gray. I'm excited to be done with the tan!
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I might do this to my interior in the next year or two. How much does BAPS charge to mix up some interior dye?
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A quart of PPG was $119 with activator and I've got probably half the can left.
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I might do this to my interior in the next year or two. How much does BAPS charge to mix up some interior dye?
In 2011 it cost $118.00 for three spray cans.
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Re: Restoring interior plastic and carpet how-to

Here's to the thread that never ends, it goes on and on and on my friends. . .



The car is an original Arizona car so every piece of plastic was faded to varying degrees. BAPS to the rescue. I even painted the seat frames with original interior black. Stuff works great.

Note:You can see faint lines on the hatch plastics which is from the glue they used to hold the carpet on with the Deluxe interior.

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Dash support and seat frame after welding the broken corner.

Note: I should add that I used rust converter on the seat frames after scrubbing them with a water based degreaser and a scotch-brite

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looks good!
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STICKY PLEASE!!
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Man, what does a guy have to do to get a sticky around here? It`s only been 6 years and 56,000 views.
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