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Topic: Repairing interior vinyl
Posted By: 1973gts
Subject: Repairing interior vinyl
Date Posted: 24-April-2022 at 7:30AM
My console lid is dried out and although no major spots are missing it is very rough in spots.  In researching this on here I believe it was Sabatona who used vinyl spackling to fill in these areas.  Any thoughts on this or other products that might work?  thanks - Dave






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Dave - 1973 GTS N code



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Posted By: 72 RS 351
Date Posted: 24-April-2022 at 8:20AM
That describes mine well also. I'm not sure if the best answer is to restore the surface in some way, or to recover the whole thing. It is very common in later cars to buy a leather piece made to fit the cover, and stitch it on securely. I'm hoping a shop a friend used to reupholster his seats will be wise enough to decide for me, and do it along with seats I need recovered.


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Don
73 Ranchero "Sport 72 front end", floor shift/console, planning EFI 7000+ rpm 351-4V &4R70W
73 Ranchero GT 351C-4V &4R70W for sale later.
92 Lincoln Mark VII SE GTC, OBDII 347/4R70W


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 25-April-2022 at 6:57PM
 i've repaired a couple consoles and a dash using SEM panelbond epoxy to fill in missing chunks then sanded to shape, then a light coat of primer as a sealer, then used a spray can of SEM chip gard , lightly dusting it on from 2" away ( 2 to 3 light coats drying between coats!) to make the textured grain look, then sprayed it with urethane base coat mixed in with a urethane pre flattened clear coat... mixing the 2 together making a single stage sprayable paint in the correct interior colorWink
 on the dash which looked like it fell from a moving vehicle on the freeway!!!... after that process the customer couldn't believe it was his old damaged dash, he was so impressed he said he was going to cancel the new one he had on back order!

SEM 39747 Dual Mix Multi-Purpose Auto Body Panel Bonding Adhesive 7 oz.

SEM Satin Black Chip Guard Aerosol (14.8 oz) 39813


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: 1973gts
Date Posted: 27-April-2022 at 2:52AM
Thanks John, I'll check on those.

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Dave - 1973 GTS N code


Posted By: Eliteman76
Date Posted: 27-April-2022 at 5:16PM
Main issue is you need a very flexible product. IN my case at least, I still use my console armrest for getting in and out of the GTS at times. 

SEM makes a good selection of product, from my past personal use of their products in the Autobody trade. 
With the nature of the material on the console lid, I'd image there has to be a product that can re-coat the lid and remain flexible.


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Andrew:GTS.ORG admin, '72 Q code 5 speed Restomod
Pondering: #99Problems


Posted By: 72 RS 351
Date Posted: 28-April-2022 at 9:56AM
Originally posted by Eliteman76 Eliteman76 wrote:

Main issue is you need a very flexible product. IN my case at least, I still use my console armrest for getting in and out of the GTS at times. 

SEM makes a good selection of product, from my past personal use of their products in the Autobody trade. 
With the nature of the material on the console lid, I'd image there has to be a product that can re-coat the lid and remain flexible.


... leather.


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Don
73 Ranchero "Sport 72 front end", floor shift/console, planning EFI 7000+ rpm 351-4V &4R70W
73 Ranchero GT 351C-4V &4R70W for sale later.
92 Lincoln Mark VII SE GTC, OBDII 347/4R70W


Posted By: Eliteman76
Date Posted: 28-April-2022 at 11:02AM
I’d agree, a fresh wrap in a piece of leather would do the trick.

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Andrew:GTS.ORG admin, '72 Q code 5 speed Restomod
Pondering: #99Problems


Posted By: 72 RS 351
Date Posted: 28-April-2022 at 3:30PM
Originally posted by Eliteman76 Eliteman76 wrote:

I’d agree, a fresh wrap in a piece of leather would do the trick.


Most late model console arm rests are wrapped in some way, and the bottom edge is rounded more than older cars like these. The foam used is formed with a fairly sharp bottom edge. I only have my one console to work with. So when I get that far, I hope I will have a good connection with an upholstery shop that I have been told to deal with.


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Don
73 Ranchero "Sport 72 front end", floor shift/console, planning EFI 7000+ rpm 351-4V &4R70W
73 Ranchero GT 351C-4V &4R70W for sale later.
92 Lincoln Mark VII SE GTC, OBDII 347/4R70W



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