How to recondition "coated" interior panels?

Mopar Interiors

  1. Rod 69 Cuda

    Rod 69 Cuda Member

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    How do I restore interior fastback panels? They are plastic/vinyl/rubber coated over tin. Do I use rubberized paint? Textured paint? One section has rust under the "coating" which is bubbling, can I sand the plastic/vinyl/rubber top coat away to get to the rust, treat it, then paint over with something? What is the best method to restore? Thanks


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  2. 67dodgedartconv

    67dodgedartconv Well-Known Member

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    Have the same issues with mine. I chose to buy the carpet kit for mine even though they were not carpeted originally.
     
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      roccodart440 Well-Known Member

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      They make a matte black, textured powdercoat.

      I'd have them stripped and done that way. I used it on my dash.

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      • 4spdragtop

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        Our fb is carpeted as well, but maybe try Plastikote black wrinkle.paint on 1 piece as a test.
         
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          67dodgedartconv Well-Known Member

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          Sorry, my panels currently look like yours, but someone on here will have some pictures of carpeted ones from their car. You can order them pre-cut.
           
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          That is a great question and I don't know the answer. I found a nice pair for my 383-s in a junkyard many, many years back. It was a great day when I found them as they were in great shape, with no speaker hole cut out in them, which is quite common. Here is a picture of my 383-s I sold a few years back, had it for 25 years. Rod

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            Hi Rod, lemme do some digging for some previous pics. Cuda is currently in storage so I cant get any current ones.
             
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            Furious65 C-body Guy

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            Not sure on the texture of the originals (I own a notch back) but there are a lot of things that can be done with the various bed liner coatings to get different textures. Eh, just an idea on something to look in to!
             
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            • Vertex_Jeff

              Vertex_Jeff Undocumented Mopar Guy

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              Sorry to hijak - did you make that gauge cluster yourself? I'm wanting to do something similar for my '67. I'm not a fan of the factory ralley cluster - and would rather go aftermarket.
               
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              It was from a company that is no longer in business called rocky mountain dashes. Later it re-opened as PEak Dashes.

              There is another source to get them from located in this thread.

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              The pre 68 bucket seat backs and skirts were made the same, vinyl attached to steel with contact cement. I've repaired small cuts/various scars in the vinyl on those parts but I didn't have the rust issue. The carpet is probably your best route.
               
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                Vertex_Jeff Undocumented Mopar Guy

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                Thank you
                 
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