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best way to recreate vinyl..
Posted by Jtownbuilder on Sunday, June 08, 2014 9:21 PM

I'm building the AMT 71 charger,  I want the interior to pop with the sublime green body,  i know the actual cars had vinyl with cloth inserts.  how in the world can i recreate that in model form.  thinking of going with a tan interior.   just want it to look right..

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  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Monday, June 09, 2014 6:50 AM

Do all of your practicing on a plastic spoon.

Spray the spoon with a flat paint; mask off half the spoon, then buff the un-masked area with a dry paper towel. This will result in a satin patina, which will contrast the masked area (representing the cloth insert).

You can also use your body oil to attain the patina. Rub your finger across your forehead, then rub the plastic (transferring the body oil). It works, but the oil will attract dust.

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

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Posted by JEePgUy on Monday, April 20, 2015 12:13 AM
Have you ever tried vinyl color spray paint?Ive used it on some of my interiors,& they came out really well.Get them anywhere...Lotsa colors..
Hope this helps.
Good luck.
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  • From: the redlands, Fl
Posted by crown r n 7 on Monday, September 07, 2015 8:40 AM

I paint the entire seat a flat color then the center of the seat will have textured look to it.I brush future around the smooth part in thin coats to get a semi gloss look for vinyl. it take some practice its cheep and fixes easy if you make a mistake 

Niko

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  • From: Eagan MN
Posted by hotrod jim on Friday, October 02, 2015 9:12 PM

crown r n 7

I paint the entire seat a flat color then the center of the seat will have textured look to it.I brush future around the smooth part in thin coats to get a semi gloss look for vinyl. it take some practice its cheep and fixes easy if you make a mistake 

 

Are you useing an acrilic paint?

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  • From: the redlands, Fl
Posted by crown r n 7 on Friday, October 02, 2015 9:52 PM

I have used enamels mostly but you can use acrylic. check out my 1960 ford in the testing forum.(my 1st car in 37yrs)

Niko

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Sunday, October 04, 2015 6:16 PM

I use interior paint from Eastwood, and it sprays and looks really nice as I've used this paint on several of my builds already.

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High octane

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Posted by crown r n 7 on Tuesday, October 06, 2015 9:10 AM

looks good but thats painting the entire seat. some of the 60's builds I do have cloth inserts of the same color but the cloth never matches the vinyl color

Niko

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  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Thursday, October 08, 2015 8:51 PM

High octane

I use interior paint from Eastwood, and it sprays and looks really nice as I've used this paint on several of my builds already.

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Does Eastwood still carry the "Sem" product line? It's the best interior paint for 1:1 cars also.

Dennis

 

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  • From: the redlands, Fl
Posted by crown r n 7 on Monday, October 12, 2015 6:58 PM
I like getting creative with upholstery and making my own colors it's all good

Niko

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