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Restoring automotive interior plastic

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I am looking for a way to restore automotive interior plastic. The material in question is molded out of polypropylene( I think I spelled it right?) It is from a mid 80's G.M. auto.

I am aware that to paint the plastic & achieve decent adhesion MAY be out of the question. If there is a way to prep the plastic for paint,any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

If not paint, are there ways to recondition plastic to near new?

Thank You

Patrick Langan
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Try a two-part polyurethane-acrylate that is cross linked with proper crosslinker and properly prepared for that material

Pete Bagley
- Reno, Nevada


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One thing to keep in mind is that if anyone has ever tried to protect or revive the finish of your plastic part with ArmorAll or a similar product, you will be faced with a silicone contamination problem. No common paint or dye will stick to contaminated parts. There is no petrosolvent or cleaner that effectively removes silicone; the only way to get it off is to sand it off. Once the part is free of silicone, a commercial urethane (e.g., Sherwin Williams Polane) or an automotive-grade urethane should perform nicely.

Good luck,

Michel Moninger
- Sarasota, Florida


(1998)

Patrick - You will be able to adhere paint to the PE with a prep product called Bondite and it comes in aerosol or liquid. It is available from Innovative Solutions. Regards,

John Herold
Innovative Solutions - Memphis, Tennessee

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Ed. note: We couldn't find this product or company via the net in 1998, and
still can't find it in 2008. John if you're still out there, check in.


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Try VHT penetrating color dye or Folia Tec interior paint

Israel m Ochoa
- San Luis Arizona

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