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Old 01-13-2013, 03:57 PM
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Unhappy Armrest Pads off color

I purchased a set of armrest pads from Latemodel Restoration Supply. The only choice they had was Light Gray, so that is what I purchased. Well, the colors don't match, of course. Any one else have better luck matching Opal Gray? Where did you buy it from?
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:59 PM
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Here's a picture to show how OFF the color is...
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:05 PM
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I should have said, but I'm sure it is obvious...the new one is on the armrest, the old one is resting up on top.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:21 PM
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The only thing I can think of is dying it to mach, or finding a nice original pad. :/
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:22 PM
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Go to an automotive pint store. Ask for rattle can ( spray paint ) upholstery paint. It appears your color is Titanium Gray.
You will want to purchase....
SEM COLOR COAT Upholstery Paint ( color ) LADERA # 15713

It is an almost exact match to Titanium Gray. I had to do the exact thing with my arm rests I purchased from them.

I have used this on most of the interior items in my car.
Rear deck stop light, console etc. You can not tell the difference.

Spray a light coat, let dry well, spray one another coat. Repeat once more if needed. Do not let run !!!

Its good stuff
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:23 PM
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That is PAINT store LOL not pint store lol

I need to proof read before I post lol
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:03 AM
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The grey repop pads are not in factory grey shades. They are a lighter grey so dying to a specific color is easier.

I wanted to get some new armrests for my 84 GT, but NPD only had the light, neutral shade of grey.
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Go to an automotive paint store.
I too will echo this advice. We recently had a color-match issue with Jack's 98 Mustang. I picked up a NOS leather-wrapped steering wheel, but the new wheel did not match the age faded airbag. We also had to color-match a door insert panel that didn't match the surrounding panel. So in the end we used two colors to match the surrounding areas.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:27 PM
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Thank guys. I will do this.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:14 PM
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You may want to take one of the original arm pads with you to the paint store to match cap colors before buying 2 cans or 3 to get the right or closest color you need.

Thay may have a different brand of upholstery paint.
Just a suggestion.
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