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Old 01-21-2012, 07:25 PM
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i paint everything metal under my dashes silver or white---it makes things show up ALOT better when under there doing anykind of work 8)
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:41 PM
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Chris, where did you get or what are you useing for the carpet and interior dye? My 1979 Elky was completely done in 1988 and the interior and carpets has sun fade and doesn't match the door panels, so i would like to put them back to when they where first done 23 yrs. ago.

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Old 01-22-2012, 05:31 AM
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Zip,
The dye I am going to use is called SEM, it uses a base color than a low gloss clear. I have researched it extensively and SEM makes the best! As far as the carpet goes, I really dont know what would work well besides just replacing it. Here is a video that shows how well the SEM works. The stuff is about $20 a can but its worth it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mMYl...layer_embedded
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by lively
i paint everything metal under my dashes silver or white---it makes things show up ALOT better when under there doing anykind of work 8)
x 2 lively. Any light present will be reflected.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:53 AM
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Zip,
After reading the SEM website, yes the Color Coat Flexible Coating dye will work on carpet and seat. Real light feather coats, about 5-6 total. I did my upper and lower door panels today and they look real nice. Plan on doing the lower dash tomorrow. Use in a well ventilated area cause it has some pretty potent fumes! :wink:
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:02 PM
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Installed the carpet today, the company ACC makes the best preformed carpet kits! I only had to trim up in 2 spots. It runs way up the firewall too, last couple of carpets I have installed always had a gap below the heater core box. New door strikers and sill plates were also installed. Reinstalled the dash braces, lubes all the push-pull cables on the vents and heater controls. Hooked the tach lead up to the cluster wiring and just cleaned up under the dash a bit. Dyed my door panels and they look great!











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Old 01-28-2012, 03:32 PM
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LOOKIN' GREAT Chris !! Don't ya just love it when a project comes together ?! I was going to mention ACC but had several 'senior days' in a row there and couldn't remember their name........

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Old 01-28-2012, 07:38 PM
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Yeah Dwaine, great product!
Also the SEM interior dye is the best, I cant believe how good the door panels turned out.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:49 AM
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Took the dash to work today so I could take my time laying on the dye. looks pretty good! Hopefully I can start putting the door panels and dash back together this weekend.
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I still cant say enough about the SEM Color Coat dye, that stuff rules!
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:09 PM
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DASH LOOKS GOOD !!! NICE WORK :lol:
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