Hey I was at the body shop supply store an they had this brand for interior paints claming OEM xolors and top quality and durability...any one ever used them before, I was xonsidering paint allll my triming, I have a turbo2 S4 with blue interior...any suggestions or comments
SEM is a very good company. THey make high quality products and usually isnt cheap.
Originally Posted by unicorn_squad
you don't have a point.....so you're saying your life consists of posting on the internet? if you worked on your car as much as you talk $hit on the internet, it'd probably be done by now.
I've been using SEM paint only, based on reviews that I've seen and positive comparisons to Dupli-color and other rattlecans.
I've been very impressed with SEM, but I can't speak to specific personal experience with other brands.
My 85 GSL interior had been painted by a PO--stereo and shifter bezel, rear compartment plastic trim--and it frankly looked like crap. I don't know if that was due to the paint or the painter, but I did my research to find what was most highly recommended, and it seemed like SEM.
They sell SEM soap, plastic prep and "sand-free" products as well, all of which I purchased and have been using.
I'm converting the interior from grey/dark-grey to black and frankly I've been very pleased with how the plastic trim turned out.
I'm probably going the other direction from most people, but i have an '86 with red interior, and i'm keeping it red. I don't know what to do about it since it's faded, and i want it the stock color. What should i use/do?
SEM is a great brand and the only product I'd use for spraying my interior (and I've tried a bunch of different ones).
Same principles still apply though - wash it thoroughly!
Warm water and basic dish soap (no waxes, or extra chemicals)
Wipe down with a non-flammable degreaser
Use a tack cloth to get all the hairs/fuzz off
Then mask, mask, mask!!
They also sell it by the quart I believe and if memory serves me correctly you can tent that to get your desired color. The only difficulty is you have to spray it with a spray gun which can get a bit tricky if the interior is still in the car. Does save some money though.
Best advice...take a piece of the interior that is LEAST faded, ie. lower plastic trim from the footwell area, and match it yourself to one of the few. I will be in Milwaukee at my parents this weekend, I'll let you know. I know he still has some.