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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
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Vinyl Top Dye

Fellow Imps,

My 69 has a black vinyl top (non convertible). While in great shape with not cuts or rips it has lost some of its luster. Has anyone on here used any particular product? All is see stuff for convertible tops so would they work? Any help would be appreciated.

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Impala Custom
Year: 1969
Doors: 2
Engine: 327 V8
Trans: Powerglide
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 12:18 PM
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SEM makes a product to do exactly what you want. I have it in white, but haven't used it. It was given to me by a friend who used some of it to dye the top on a 70s Chrysler.

Two doors, four doors, wagons, and ragtops.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds good, will check it out.

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Impala Custom
Year: 1969
Doors: 2
Engine: 327 V8
Trans: Powerglide
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 08:36 PM
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SEM is good stuff, but it's not miracle dye. It will look good for a little while, but unless the car is usually in the garage and out of the weather, it will fade and eventually start wearing through.

When I had first got my '69, it still had the original dark green vinyl top. It was in good condition, but was a little faded/blotchy looking. I simply applied Armor-All to it every now and then and it always looked like a new top. I used the car as my daily driver then, about once a month I'd spend 15 minutes applying a nice even coat and then rubbing off the excess with a clean rag. It always looked great, but I eventually had the top replaced because I wanted black vinyl instead of dark green.

'69 Impala 4-door hardtop
'70 Impala Custom coupe
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 12:08 PM
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DUPONT!......any paint/body supply shop can mix you vinyl dye...chroma system?..low/ med/ high gloss........no thinning....quick dye time like 30/45 minutes?...its the real deal for interior vinyl as well.....way back in the early 80's i helped on a 69 camaro resto..it had that pea green interior and roof........BINGO!...instant black.....the hardest part will be gettin all the silicone based/armor-all **** off and out of the pebble grain of the roof

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