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Old 05-12-15, 03:22 AM
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This is going to be a premature post as I've been planning on posting pictures and doing a mini review... but I want to chime in here. I've been testing out several colors of SEM vinyl/plastic interior spray paint in search for the closest stock 93 FD interior plastic finish (with rattle cans). So far I've tried SEM Trim black, Satin Black, and Landau Black. Also about to test the same SEM colors but with a coat of flat clear and regular clear. I'm trying to match the stock 93 look with just rattle cans.

After some research I went in assuming SEM Trim Black was going to be the best match because it seems to be the most popular on multiple forums. I really like the color, but if you're going to do one piece, you're going to have to do them all. It's more of a deep charcoal grey that has a tiny hint of something like glitter/shimmer. It's hard to explain, but next to a stock piece under the right light you can definitely notice it. SEM Satin black is much closer to the right color (darkness) black, but it's slightly less shiny/reflective than the stock trim pieces. So far SEM Landau black has been the closest to stock. It's the middle point between Satin and Gloss black.

Some quick notes about the paint. The texture on all the SEM products isn't totally smooth. It is a tiny bit course and feels something like ultra fine sandpaper. It is pretty durable for being spray paint though, high quality stuff. The paint sprays on very thin and 4 coats with half a day of drying in between each coat is going to get you about the best results you can get from a spray can.

Once I try them with the coats of clear I'm going to decide on and write about which combination worked best for me, how I prepped the pieces (adhesion promoter is a must), and include some pictures for some side to side comparison of the colors and clear combinations.
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This is going to be a premature post as I've been planning on posting pictures and doing a mini review... but I want to chime in here. I've been testing out several colors of SEM vinyl/plastic interior spray paint in search for the closest stock 93 FD interior plastic finish (with rattle cans). So far I've tried SEM Trim black, Satin Black, and Landau Black. Also about to test the same SEM colors but with a coat of flat clear and regular clear. I'm trying to match the stock 93 look with just rattle cans.

After some research I went in assuming SEM Trim Black was going to be the best match because it seems to be the most popular on multiple forums. I really like the color, but if you're going to do one piece, you're going to have to do them all. It's more of a deep charcoal grey that has a tiny hint of something like glitter/shimmer. It's hard to explain, but next to a stock piece under the right light you can definitely notice it. SEM Satin black is much closer to the right color (darkness) black, but it's slightly less shiny/reflective than the stock trim pieces. So far SEM Landau black has been the closest to stock. It's the middle point between Satin and Gloss black.

Some quick notes about the paint. The texture on all the SEM products isn't totally smooth
Were you using SEM 39143?
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I notice there are now two bumber paints by duplicolor. There is flexible bumper paint. Then there is bumper and trim paint. Which one are u guys using. Thanks.
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I am shocked how great this came. Used the black bumper coating.
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My painter uses some stuff from Mercedes that's a nice matte satin finish. He also said some of the Eastwood product was really good but I did t ask for specifics.
See my build thread for how my plastics turned out.
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Just completed all of my dash plastics. Ugh, what a horrible job it is removing all the '93 gunk. Took the opportunity to repair nicks, cracks, and broken mounting tabs as well. I'm pretty happy with how it all came out. Wish I had some before pictures because the sticky film had become pretty nasty in places.


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What products did you use? What was your process?
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I followed the guidance from others in this thread. Used about 1/2 qt of acetone and blue shop towels to remove the bulk of the film layer. Then used scotch brite pads to scour all the surfaces evenly and remove any remaining goo. Getting it out of all the holes was the worst part. After that, I wet-sanded the entire surface with 400 grit. Wiped down with automotive prep-all, then 3 coats of rustoleum sandable primer, 2 coats of SEM satin black.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Used this for repairing cracks/broken tabs because it's sandable. Jury is still out on if it'll hold up or not.
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Mr. Clean Magic eraser works wonders on removing the coating on the 93 plastics.
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Just to add to the "removal" process. Easy Off oven cleaner takes the old film/goo off pretty easily. Spray, let it sit a moment, rub it off with a microfiber cloth... you just need a cloth with some "tooth", and rub it back and forth fairly vigorously to "roll" the goo off, and it's gone. A butt load easier than sanding, and a lot easier to come by (and safer) than acetone.

Easy Off also works great for removing anodizing from aluminum.

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