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Old 01-29-12, 09:45 PM   #1
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SEM interior paint

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
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Old 01-29-12, 10:37 PM   #2
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SEM is a very good company. THey make high quality products and usually isnt cheap.
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Old 01-30-12, 11:38 AM   #3
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Yea each can was about 15 and he guy said about 4 can will do but I wondering more on has anyone used it before I go out and spent so much money on paint and new trimming?
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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.

Another thread you should look at is:
Returning Faded Interior Back to Black

The poster there used Dupli-Color products and looks to have had very positive results.

I confess that I adopted the use of the clear dupli-color enamel as a final coat in my efforts as well, and am quite pleased with the results.
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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?
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...a better interior color.
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...a better interior color.
I've got obligations to keep it red
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My father has an 85 GSLSE FB. He has been restoring piece by piece, the RED interior on his car, if it is done right, it looks amazing. SEM has a red that is spot on color for color with Mazda's Red.

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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.
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My father has an 85 GSLSE FB. He has been restoring piece by piece, the RED interior on his car, if it is done right, it looks amazing. SEM has a red that is spot on color for color with Mazda's Red.

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Any idea which red it is? I know they make like 3 or 4 that look very close.
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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.
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