How To Paint/Dye Interior Vinyl & Plastic Parts – Mustang Tech (Fox Body, SN95 & S197)

How To Paint/Dye Interior Vinyl & Plastic Parts – Mustang Tech (Fox Body, SN95 & S197)


[MUSIC PLAYING] Hey, everybody. J-Mac here. We’re working on our
’92 project Coupe. And we found a few pieces
in the interior that needed to be replaced while
we were in there working, namely the console armrest
pad and the console top panel. Now, these two pieces here
are the most commonly painted pieces in an
’87-’93 Fox Mustang. So we wanted to go
ahead and show you how to paint both of them,
because one’s vinyl, one’s plastic. Now, this will cover
our complete range of how to paint interior pieces. We’ll start out with
the console armrest pad. We’ll start out by
taking your armrest pad, a gray Scotch-Brite,
and bucket of warm water with Dawn dish soap. You just want to lightly
scrub the surface with that water
and Dawn dish soap just to kind of get rid of
any of the mold release agent or any oils that may
be on the surface. Give it a thorough once
over top and bottom. That way you can
get everything off. Then we’ll use compressed
air to blow this off. Now, with everything
completely dry, we’re going to go ahead and
use some of our SEM vinyl prep. Now, this stuff here, it will
remove any remaining oils as well as open up
the pores of the vinyl to accept the vinyl dye
whenever we spray it on. Now, you want to shake
it for about a minute to get it fully mixed up. I’ve already got
this pre-shaken. So we’re just going
to lay on a thin coat, let it dwell for a
couple of seconds, and then wipe it off
with a microfiber towel or other lint-free towel. And after just a
short period of time, you can go ahead and
wipe all this off. You don’t want to let
it sit for too terribly long, because it will
call surface damage. You want to make sure
and keep your hands clean during this whole process. That way you’re not
transplanting new oils back on. It may even be a
better idea if you wear latex gloves or
something non-powdered. That way there’s no chance
of contaminating the surface. Once you’ve got
it all dried down, you can go ahead and grab a can
of our 5.0Resto interior vinyl dye. This comes in an SEM can
loaded with PPG pigment, which is the same stuff that Ford
used straight from the factory. That way it’s going to
be the most perfect match to your interior. Again, you’re going to
want to shake this can up for about a minute. I’ve already got
this can pre-shaken. And we’re going to lay
down several thin coats. That way we can get
a perfect coverage on the underside and
top-side of this pad. We’re going to start
out on the bottom side. Let that tack. You’re going to want to allow
about three to five minutes in between coats for tack time. And then, after your last
coat, third or fourth coat, you’ll want to go ahead and let
that tack for about 30 minutes, 45 minutes before you touch
it or handle it in any way. All right, we’re on
our last coat here. You want to make sure and get
nice, even coverage, really light coats. This is coat number four for us. You want to shake your
can in between coats before you get started. And you’ll want to hold it
about six to eight inches away from your surface. Like I said, let everything
dry about three to five minutes between coats. And then after your
last coat, you’re going to want to let it sit
for about 25, 30 minutes. Go have yourself
a cold beverage. Let it wait before
you try to handle it. Now that we’re done with
our console armrest pad, we can move on to our
console top panel. Now, this thing here is plastic. It requires a little bit
different prep method. Again, you’re going to want to
start out with your Dawn dish soap in the warm water with
a gray Scotch-Brite pad and just slightly
abrade the surface to remove any mold release
agents or oils that are on it. Like I said, we’ve already taped
up the rubber gaskets on there. And you’ll want to completely
cover all the areas on here that are going to
be taking paint. That way it sticks
to everything. You don’t have to spend just
a whole lot of time on it. Dawn does a really good job of
breaking down grease and oil. And these gray Scotch-Brites
are not very abrasive but just enough to give the surface
a little bit of tack for the paint to stick to. Don’t be afraid to
go over it again if you feel like it’s still
got a little bit of sheen to it or you feel like
maybe you just want it to be a little bit cleaner. It’s not going to hurt anything
to go over it two or three times. Now, these console
top panels are available in both power mirror
versions and non-power mirror versions. This one here is a
power mirror version, being our Coupe is equipped
with power door mirrors. The non-power
version just doesn’t have that square cut-out there. All right, now we’re going to
use the compressed air again to drive this thing off. All right, I missed
a little bit. Now, with all the
water out of the way, we’re going to go ahead and
take some denatured alcohol and lint free towel to go
ahead and completely wipe down the surface to remove
any remaining oils. Now, It doesn’t take a whole
lot of alcohol here, just enough to wet your towel a little bit. Go ahead and
distribute that evenly. Let me just wipe around
the entire panel. And you’re just going to
let this air dry as you go. No need to dry it off. That alcohol evaporates
pretty quickly. If you notice your towel
getting soiled at all, go ahead and move
to a clean section. You’re going to want to do all
this in a well-ventilated area. That way, you don’t get
a little lightheaded, get a little high while
you’re spraying the paint. Even though, some people
it may be your thing, but pretty much you want
to keep your head about you while you’re doing
all this stuff. Now with everything completely
wiped down, we can go ahead. Everything appears to be dry. We can grab our 5.0Resto
interior lacquer dye. This is what you would use for
the hard plastics or metals within your car, anything
that’s not very easily flexible like vinyl or
any type of plastic. Go ahead and shake everything
up real well, again, about a minute for the can. I already have this pre-shaken. So we can go ahead and lay down
about three to four thin coats over the whole deal, again,
three to five minutes to allow the coats to tack
in between the next coat. And then once you lay
down your final coat, 20 to 30 minutes
before you handle it. And then you can go ahead
and install everything into your car. Carefully remove your tape. And you’re done
with your paint job. Now, we have
completely transformed this console top panel
and the armrest pad from the original gray color
to the correct titanium gray for our ’92 Coupe. For more interior
restoration videos, check out
latemodelrestoration.com. [MUSIC PLAYING]


100 thoughts on “How To Paint/Dye Interior Vinyl & Plastic Parts – Mustang Tech (Fox Body, SN95 & S197)

  1. Yes it is. It is the key to helping the paint last and not having to come back to redo the job later.

  2. You use this paint method to repaint to different color. It is easier to go from a light color to a darker color. I would suggest you check out our website and look at some of our door panels before repainting a full door panel. Give us a call 1-866-507-8871

  3. I have some scratches on my dashboard and i wish to repaint them to remove those scratches, should i follow the same instructions that are provided in this video? and how can i tell the exact color of my dashboard? and what kind of paint should i choose for the job so it doesn't peel off or look off? thank you.

  4. Follow these process to properly paint your interior. The vinyl wrapped material on dashes needs to be painted with the vinyl and the hard plastic parts need to be painted with the Laquer. Feel free to call our customer service team to help you determine what color you need 1-866-507-8871

  5. funny thing is about these paint videos, your surrounded by rims and sometimes cars, aren't you worried about overspray ?

  6. hey man how can i unpaint my dash ? ….last owner painted it blue >:(  it looks horrible what can i use so i wont damage my dash ,, its a 96 mitsubishi eclipse

  7. Hi, great video, however i have a question – what if i want to make an interior part a bit glossy, should i put any lacquer coat on the paint and then polish it until i get results I am wanting, or it isn't necessary? 

  8. If your using your air from the shop compressor to blow of the water make sure the compressor has an oil separator installed on it. If not a small amount of oil from the compressor can be blow on your newly cleaned part and this can cause fisheyes in the new paint.

  9. Would I just have to do more coats if I wanted to do a red to grey or black? I think red interior in my 89 is hideous

  10. how many cans would you recommend to refresh all plastics and metals in the interior? Also will these sprays get tacky in the south texas heat?

  11. Do I have to use the laquoer paint for plastics will the vinyl paint work good ..I already ordered the cans of vinyl lol

  12. You guys at 5.0resto are rad i havent ordered parts yet but when i do you guys get my vote the extensive rezto vids are just what the stang Dr ordered keep up the awesome work ! (86 four eye 5.0 GT) 😉

  13. Not certain about the points made but ,if anyone else wants to learn about learn how to spray paint cars try Barkola Spray Paint Blueprint  ? Ive heard some decent things about it and my buddy got excellent success with it. 

  14. Some people scuff/sand and then paint without primer. Is that good enough for a thorough paint job?
    Is it either or… Like. Could you clean, prime, paint. or scuff and paint?

  15. Amazing, was trying to figure out a way to get new speaker grills for my 91 vert. Since they no longer make them and a friend suggested I just paint my original ones. I followed the instructions like I have with so many other Late model resto videos and nothing short of excellent. These guys really know there stuff and know how to make an old car look young again. I added a coat of primer in the mix but regardless my speaker grills look brand new. Thanks Late model resto!

  16. My meduim grey airbag is peeling , i got black spots on it, its a 99 silver stang , can i use this can to cover the peeled area, also i lost the passanger airbag vinyl part, i could find the same color at local junk yard i got a tan one, can i use this bottle to change the color ? It will looks the same as factory vinyl on doors and center console?

  17. Would a 93 ford pick up be the same way as that? and my dash is red but I wanna paint it black would I do the same process just with the black paint??

  18. While the armrest is out, you probably should reinforce it, cause those plastic break easy. 🙂 layer of concrete or something.

  19. Keep making these videos. I don't have one of these Mustangs, but videos like this keep customers coming back. Keep up the good work!

  20. great job! I have a gmc truck 2004 which needs interior touching up…where do I purchase the correct color paint mainly dash board which is vinyl…thanks

  21. Titanium that was the color of the (then) brand new 90 Mustang GT I bought when I was 19 and it had the power mirrors. 😀

  22. why didn't you paint the grey plastic  black or red   come on man it doesn't even look different and this stuff is like 20 bucks a can

  23. Yeah,gloves might be a good idea, don't worry about contaminating the part,worry about contaminating yourself.A respirator may be a good idea also especially indoors.Thanks for the video.

  24. Why would you not spray an adhesion promoter on the hard plastic center console trim piece PRIOR to painting?
    Why did you guys stop carrying this SEM Ford Opal Grey spray paint in a can?
    https://lmr.com/item/MET-FL45/93-Mustang-Opal-Gray-Lacquer-Interior-Paint

  25. "Don't leave it on too long, it WILL cause surface damage."

    As he is wiping it off with his bare hands lol.

  26. is it long lasting ie: what are long term effects of sunlight and heat and cold with painted plastic trim?

  27. Or you could scuff the parts with the Scotch Brite pad without the soap and water, wipe it with some wax and grease remover then tack it off with a tack rag and you are ready to paint.

  28. can u paint the airbag with these paints, want to get the steering wheel for my 92 lx, but mine is red

  29. Does the sun damage the paint if you paint the dashboard? I live in Florida and the heat its ridiculous. Lol

  30. Can you guys make a video on respraying a black front molding? The molding isn't detachable and is a part of the front bumper cover, unlike the side moldings.

  31. Hello good afternoon, I got a Mustang 1989 5.0 Coupe, how many cans you think I need to paint the seats and all the interior without dash,

  32. Of your going to do this do everything he said but when you wipe the pannel with the alcohol if you see anything on the rag it's not clean enough it will peal.

  33. What's best stuff to paint the interior trimming in me car (eg: shade visor , light fittings + more) some say dye some say plastic wrap paint ????

  34. Sorry for a reply on a old video but i was wanting to use plasti dip on my interor do you hafto uave a air compreso for this to dry it of or can u use a towl or something

  35. How do you go about changing the oil dipstick tube…I have a 90 Fox gt..and the dipstick is broke where it bolts to the header want to replace it have the replacement got the chrome Ford racing one from LMR..thanks any help plz

  36. What's a good way to remove paint off plastic interior. I bought a 84 mustang, looks like the interior was tan, and the owner before painted it a bright red. It wasn't a good job as it's chipping, but want to bring back to stock. Any suggestions

  37. i know this is an old video, but another SEM paint job done incorrectly. if you read the instructions it clearly states to apply the sand-free first then apply color without letting the sand free dry. this process chemically bonds the paint to the substrate. don't know why every interior paint video leaves this out.

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