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    painting knee pads

    I have just obtained some under dash knee rolls - to get rid of the awful under dash coolaire vents. Trouble is they are a shade of burgundy made popular by Pete Cetera post Chicago.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to paint these knee rolls. They appear to be covered in a layer of vinyl. I would like them to be the same black/matt as the dashboard.

    Thanks in advance for any ideas

    Mike
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    Mike,

    A good quality vinyl spray dye will do it … over here I would use Marhide (satin black) vinyl spray, you probably have a product of equal quality over there…

    Mask EVERYTHING! … You'll be using a dye, and it WILL dye anything it touches.

    Apply with several light coats until you have desired and even coverage…

    Also use in a well ventilated area, the vinyl dyes I've used use Taluline as a solvent… being around that stuff too much and you can lose most of the sixties … on second thought, may be that wouldn't be all THAT bad...

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    Thanks Chuck, I will try and get some of that.

    The level and quality of help on this forum never ceases to amaze me.

    Regards

    Mike
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    http://leatherique.com/

    Good products; I've used them with fine results.


    Have fun.

    Tom
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    Mike, I have used a product called 'Vinylcote' with good success in the past but can't find any details of where to get it now.

    You can get aerosol vinyl dyes from these people - try this UK link:

    http://www.carpaint.co.uk/contact_us.htm


    Andy
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    Again, many thanks for everyone's help

    Mike
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