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PostSubject: Repainting Interior Pieces   Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:42 am

I thought about swapping out my interior parts with the interior of a different color when I realized that this stuff can be painted!

Has anyone ever painted their interiors before? I did a search and came across the guy who did his in glossy black. Does anyone else have experience painting inside the belly of their Riviera?

http://www.eastwood.com/landau-black-interior-paint-aerosol-12-oz-net.html

Anyone know anyone who has used this stuff? I love my car I just wish I had a dark interior!


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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:50 am

Try this thread Charlie, on the third page I wrote about my experience with SEM, its a great product that I personally have had great results with.
http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t243p30-riviera-interior-trim-options-materials
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:36 am

BMD wrote:
Try this thread Charlie, on the third page I wrote about my experience with SEM, its a great product that I personally have had great results with.
http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t243p30-riviera-interior-trim-options-materials

Thanks for the link. Did you paint whole pieces or just do touch up work?
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:04 pm

On the last page of this thread... http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t7101p45-write-up-disabling-and-removing-the-airbag-module-steering-wheel
I have some pics of a steering wheel I painted.
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PostSubject: Write-Up: Repainting Interior   Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:51 pm

Hey guys, It started out with just replacing the button for the lid on the center console and now has somehow become a big interior project. joy

When I replaced the button I had to do some cosmetic work to it because it was chipped up pretty bad. After the sanding and wash I had to pick a color for paint. I chose black. I think a deep charcoal would be perfect but I couldn't find any so I am going with flat black, gloss black, and flat maroon, same car color as the car. I have always thought painting plastics/vinyl was a bad idea but from what i'v read and seen and have done so far it looks like great results are quite easy to obtain.

I will try my best to document my progress here. thumbsup


Color of the interior now..



Clean em, prime em, paint em


It is fun driving without the console, gives the cockpit a different feel


Replacing the button on this piece


The worst of the damage. I had a lot of trouble getting the piece off because of the awful awful screws that would only give up when I could get underneath of them. I have J+B weld and will fabricate the corners, redrill them, etc..


and off topic, does anyone know what this is?

Found it under the seat by the battery. Looks like it was attached to the body of the car by a white/clear crinkly tube dunno


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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:14 pm

that last pic is of the batter drain tube. Put it back on the battery and attach the "T" fitting to the drain tube that goes to the floor pan of the car.
This allows battery acid fumes to vent OUTSIDE the car, preventing corrosion and injury to parts of the car and people in the back seat on long trips.

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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:15 pm

That is your battery vent tube, make sure you re-attach it to the battery, here is a link for more info, check out page seven...
http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t321p90-good-battery-replacement?highlight=battery+replacement
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:47 pm

o man, didn't know it was something like that! Thanks guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:46 am

Center console complete.


working on the doors now.
The rubber/plastic lining between the steel and vinyl is a mess! All torn up!
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:16 pm

It'll be neat to see how it all turns out!

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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:21 pm

Looks interesting so far....
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:24 pm

What type of Paint cans are you using ? anything special ? and what pre-painting preparation are you using ?

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:03 am

Hey guys, this project is on hold for now. I am taking her to the garage this weekend for a huge overhaul project to repair the collision from Halloween weekend... stupid ghosts. I will make a new thread starting with pictures of what she looks like now. A wrecked face and a sad expression frown
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What type of Paint cans are you using ? anything special ? and what pre-painting preparation are you using ?

Thanks.
I have been using Rustoleum vinyl paint. It's the can with the car seat on the front. It's like $6 a can or something. It has been working great.
As for prep work I have been scrubbing each piece with that green cleaner stuff. simple green? maybe? At first I was just cleaning, drying, then painting. But then I got the adhesive promoter stuff to lay down before the paint. It might just be me but I think I had better results without using the prep adhesive stuff. It leaves a weird texture.
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:01 pm

Great, thanx!

I've researched about the adhesive promoter and it looks like it doesn't work very well frown
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PostSubject: Tan interior matching paint?   Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:32 pm

Anybody have a source for paint that matches the tan interior (within reason) of my 96 Riv? I'd like to redo my steering wheel, and a few nicks in the console. Since you own a Riv I think you may already know why the steering wheel is an issue. I think somebody out there makes fabric paint that is flexable, but I've searched and can't find any. Thanks in advance. -R
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:28 pm

Animator wrote:
Anybody have a source for paint that matches the tan interior (within reason) of my 96 Riv? I'd like to redo my steering wheel, and a few nicks in the console. Since you own a Riv I think you may already know why the steering wheel is an issue. I think somebody out there makes fabric paint that is flexable, but I've searched and can't find any. Thanks in advance. -R

If SEM doesn't carry your color,any good modern auto paint store can make a rattle can special for you so long as you provide the paint code. Email SEM in any event.
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:25 pm

im currently in middle of prepping my interior pieces for paint. WTF is this pastel/putty paint stuff GM used? It's awful. I have to scrape before I can sand. Many panels have this pastel crayon like stuff on them. Do you guys have this too?

If I wipe a panel down the 'paint' comes right off with it!

Mad respect to anyone who has taken the wood grain off the shift and radio/thermo panels. thumbsup


using a razor to scrape the gunk off, then sand, and prep for paint


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PostSubject: Re: Repainting Interior Pieces   Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:32 pm

I think that rubbery coating is to give the dash a more premium feel. It is nice, but it is easily scratched. I have a few spots where it is scratched off and it kind of annoys me. The Riv's interior has held up really well though and has not peeled or warped in shape over the years like many older cars have.
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