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MarkoRv
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PostSubject: painting the arm rest   Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:13 pm

I have a tan armrest but my interior is grey, anybody know a good paint for the armrest to match? The original armrest has broken latch, the one that clicks when you close it so i want to replace it, i don't know if i could take the vinyl cover off the old one and reupholster it to the new one? what do you guys think?
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PostSubject: Re: painting the arm rest   Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:19 am

Just an opinion since I have not used vinyl paints.
I would want to replace it with a factory gray part. The armrest sees some action I would be afraid paint wouldn't hold up.
Have you tried Morad?
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PostSubject: Re: painting the arm rest   Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:46 pm

I tried morad they don't have it, I was thinking if it is possible to take the grey vinyl off the broken armrest lid and holster it onto the new one after removing the tan vinyl...they are attached to the plastic with staples
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PostSubject: Re: painting the arm rest   Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:52 am

Marko...I refinished my steering wheel with "SEM SURE-COAT Waterborne Paint" and it worked really well. You must have it custom color-mixed, but it's not a big deal if you can find a local SEM paint dealer. (I provided them a color sample from an extra piece of leather from my seat.)

Check out my write-up (Rivlanta) on this site where I describe the paint process to my steering wheel:

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t10028-preserving-or-refinishing-painted-vinyl-steering-wheel?highlight=steering+wheel

This may work for your armrest as well. Hope this helps!
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