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sic67coug
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From: clearlake california
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 12-28-2002 11:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sic67coug   Click Here to Email sic67coug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
is there anyway to change the original color on a dash pad to a different color?

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dark7068
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From: BC, Canada
Registered: May 2002

posted 12-29-2002 04:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yeah, paint it. Make sure its REAL clean first (wax and grease remover) and then get some vinyl paint. Ive had good luck with them on changing colors. Good luck.

it has to be SPOTLESS and dry.

Rick

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mustangs68
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From: Buckroe Beach Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
Registered: May 99

posted 12-29-2002 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most of the Mustang parts Vendor carry vinyl dyes and prep solutions..seems easy enough to do..check our Sponsor links above for the products needed.
sam

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fordnmerc
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From: Watkins Glen NY USA
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posted 12-29-2002 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The brown dash pad in my Elite was somewhat faded. I bought a bottle of brown leather shoe dye for under 5 bucks and that worked like a charm! Matched the original color and the applicator attached to the cap was easy to use.

It is worth noting that those products they call 'Scuff-Cote' do not work, because they don't penetrate. They just glide over the surface and will do nothing for a faded dash.

I've also found that those paints are not as durable as dye, because the paint doesn't penetrate, either. The paint will scuff more easily than the dye. And the dye is much easier to touch-up.

David

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Ken&Shell
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From: Mocksville, NC
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posted 12-29-2002 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, finally a topic I can help with. I completely changed the interior on my mustang. It was red faded to a hideous pink color. I changed out the panels and seats, etc with another car that had Gray interior. I did not want to change the dash out as that was WAY over my head. I bought the vinyl spray paint you can get at most parts stores, and probably our sponsors here. I cleaned off all the old residue and went to painting. That was a year ago in February. It held up incredibly well. Be sure there is no armorall or anything like that left on as it bubbles the vinyl paint right off. The only places that did not stay permanent were areas of high use, such as the console between the seats. It scratched off in places, but I am gonna touch that up as soon as the exterior of the car is painted. I also got "creative" with my headliner too. I will post some pics so you can see. Just grab some cans of paint, and be brave. If it looks at bad as mine did, anything was an improvement. And I did a good job even I have to say so myself.

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