1967 coronet/charger seat backs

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    CHAD FRASER Well-Known Member

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    I am curious to see what other guys are doing about restoring the seat backs on 1967 coronet/charger, they use a rubber like vinyl that's bonded to the seat backs was just wondering what you guys are using.
     
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    mine have pretty deep scratches they wont scuff out, they will need completely redone
     
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    I used a SEM product that is intended to restore a vinyl texture appearance to hard parts. I used it to recondition the seat backs and console in my GTX.

    SEM Paints 39853 Texture Coating | JB Tools

    You can moderate the size of the pattern texture by the distance you hold the can while applying it. It's best to practice on something first. After I textured I used a small block with some fine sandpaper to lightly go over the top to flatten and level the texture surface slightly which makes it look more OEM. It worked very well although under close examination you will see that the grain texture size is not nearly as uniform as the original molded part. Then I dyed with PPG vinyl paint but if your interior is basic black then SEM vinyl paint is just as good. I put a coat of SEM Clear semi-gloss over it too for additional scuff protection.

    I'll take a few pictures and post after bit.
     
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    CHAD FRASER Well-Known Member

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    okay thanks i would like to see ,im sure someone has the material out there just need to find it because a place like just dashes has the kind of material but im not sure if they would have anything in like a quantity i need.
     
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    Yes, Just Dashes is the alternative with their vacuum formed re-skin. They do entire dash units so there isn't anything in these cars they couldn't handle. But it's expensive so I took this approach.

    Pictures:

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    Forgot to add - any deep scrapes or cuts need to be filled and leveled with something first. I think I used JB Weld so it could be sanded and blended.
     
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    yeah thats thr problem with mine is there is deep scrapes and cuts that need taken care of
     
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    I can’t provide that as it was custom mixed to match by the PPG dealer and it was literally a little of this and a little of that. I forget what I gave them for a color guide and to dab tests on to check the match - probably a kick panel. I’ve used their flexible interior dye (vinyl paint) on a couple of cars and like it. I spray it with a detail gun usually. It comes ready to spray. Using the semi-flat clear SEM over-coat was kind of a personal thing as I like muted gloss on interior parts. Some might like the normal semi-gloss finish of the vinyl paint better. SEM has a pretty extensive color line of their interior paints but you may need to ask the dealer to see their copy of the color chart. They may have a metallic red or deeper red that is pretty close - not sure.

    A paint store may be able to load the vinyl paint in spray cans if you don’t want to mess with a compressor and spray gun.

    good luck
     
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    I took a torch and razor blade and scraped it all off of my seat backs and painted them.. Looks a 100 percent better than the plastic covering... I was surprised at the amount of small dents that I had to work out though...

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    I used crinkle coat valve cover paint to do mine and it came out OK. I did the seats and the console as all three were pretty beat up when I bought the car. I did it with the intention of replacing them all someday but they have held up well and look good enough for the wife to accept (and that's the important part).

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    Going for a stock look the car had a textured back so im gonna keep the textured back,if i scraped all the textured stuff of the back and painted it the title of this post would be irrelevant.,As for the crinkle coat response i would be interested in what it looks like seems like it would be too rough,as for the wife im not married so i dont have to worry about that.
     
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