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Old 07-16-2008, 12:42 PM
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I cleaned, prepped and re-dyed every piece of vinyl and plastic that goes in the car. Here is a pic with the dash pad, radio bracket and door panel re-installed.
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:45 PM
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one more pic with the rear package tray, dashmasters, and my favorite sticker.....
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:03 PM
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Excellent progress... That carpet looks near new in the pictures. Are you using only SEM on the vinyl door panels too?
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:42 PM
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That carpet looks pretty darn good Jim. Wish I had done something like that on my car rather than using the ACC replacement, which I was (and still am) disappointed with too.
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:58 PM
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Are you using only SEM on the vinyl door panels too?
Matt at FMR gave me the SEM color code for 1993 Ford MED Opal. I had my paint guy mix me a pint of it but it was just slightly lighter than it should have been when I compared it to an unfaded piece of the interior (underside of the passenger side armrest support).

I took the interior piece in and the guy worked for about an hour, tweaking the color mix to get it perfect. Then I had him mix me an entire quart plus he gave me the formula on paper for future use.

It is a SEM vinyl, plastic, flexible paint product. It adheres very well and is a perfect match to the original color. I didn't think the door panels were all that faded until I took it all apart to repair the map pockets etc. Once I took the map pockets off it was a totally different color underneath. Looks new now.

As for the carpet I figured that if I ruined it trying, at least I tried. The acc "crap et" is horrible. The color is NEVER correct, it is thin as paper, and I have yet to buy a piece of it that actualy was the correct size. They don't give you an extra inch to ensure it fits well. Matt at FMR has a new carpet made by TRIM PARTS that is supposedly an excellent product. Had the original carpet not came out this nice I was going to get a carpet from him.
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:13 PM
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Your car is coming out fantastic. I cannot wait to see the finished product!!!
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The acc "crap et" is horrible. The color is NEVER correct, it is thin as paper, and I have yet to buy a piece of it that actualy was the correct size. They don't give you an extra inch to ensure it fits well.
Hey Jim, you forgot to mention the joke ACC calls the pad but otherwise this just about sums that product up!

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Matt at FMR has a new carpet made by TRIM PARTS that is supposedly an excellent product. Had the original carpet not came out this nice I was going to get a carpet from him.
Hmmm...I may have to look into this as I wouldn't mind redoing the carpet with something better. Anyone here installed one of these yet?
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:37 PM
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Jim, The car looks outstanding so far... I love it.
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+1. Good to see the car getting the restoration it deserves. (you can thank me later for the decal).
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The car is looking great.
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