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Post by PeteMac » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:48 pm

Can anyone recommend some grey paint for touching up (or repainting) the SS1's interior panels? I'd like to rid my instrument binnacle surround of a couple of blisters, so it's going to require a paint.


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Post by scimjim » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:11 pm

Andy (AJLelectronics) got some mixed at our local paint shop and it was an excellent match.


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Post by PeteMac » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:36 pm

Thanks Jim, was probably unrealistic to think there’d be something off the shelf.

Bound to be some paint shops local to me. I assume it wasn’t B&Q :D


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Post by Donald Liddiard » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:00 am

Vinylkote works and adheres to the softer vinyl panels if you use the vinyl prep first and clean them well first, albeit I have not colour matched as my interior is now part way to becoming satin black (imho looks better with my yellow car) ;they claim to do a lot of colours.

http://www.kolorbond.co.uk/vinylkote-pa ... ther-vinyl

I have been slowly building up coats on the centre console and the main dashboard panel and the results , using a small hobby spray kit, look reasonably presentable. I will use different satin black on the harder plastic parts like the binnacle, , sterring column shroud etc currently they are primed but not painted.

I have next to tidy up two replacement door cards I acquired last year and spray these (not bowed like my current ones but with marks) but see no reason why the results will not be similar.

The secret, after a poor start by myself, has been thin coats but lots of coats, I made such a hash to start with I ended up having to flat back the vinyl with fine wet and dry as I had over applied the spray..

They also sell vinylkote in aerosols but the litre tin using a small spray set works out a lot cheaper.

Now all I need to do is correctly match the non original body paint re the nose and the light panel, Rover Inca Yellow currently appearing to be far too deep a colour (of course it may be the sun has lightened the body so next stage is to try cutting existing paint in an inconspicuous place to see if I can get the colour match a bit closer), repair the quarterlights, rebuild the interior, do the fuel lines, replace the wheels, sort the split vinyl on both seat bases, new cushions for both, paint the hard top and about another 50 odd job - so expect completion about 2022.


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Post by PeteMac » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:05 am

Many thanks for that Donald. A forum search for Vinylkote threw up quite a few posts. None giving a code for the SS1 interior grey - but I'm not sure if the colour remained exactly the same throughout production, and many will have suffered sun bleaching and the like, so colour matching using my own trim is likely the way to go. A quick search hasn't thrown up any local specialists unfortunately.


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Post by Donald Liddiard » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:48 pm

Vinylkote do say they can make up colour match on their website (foot of page), your catch will be determining the correct colour, however the dash does have the vinyl folded around the edges to the reverse and maybe a small offcut taken from the back (though not sure your will find a spare square inch), that has not been in sunlight, would give a fair representation of the original colour.

"WE MATCH ANY COLOUR
Thousands of colours are available including RAL and BS ranges. We can match any colour and gloss level to exactly that of any sample you supply.

Samples for colour matching must be clean and approximately one inch square so that we can electronically read the colour on our spectrophotometer."

http://www.kolorbond.co.uk/vinylkote-pa ... ther-vinyl

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