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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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1966 impala blue mist interior

Does anyone know where to find the vinyl paint/dye for the silverish blue (blue mist?) that came stock in so many impalas? I found a mist blue from SEM that looks grayer than my interior, but that's it.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 07:38 AM
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I doubt you can find an exact match.
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Sun light fades the color and oils from sweat as well as MacDonalds darkens it. So there are far too many variables to get an exact match with old materials. That can of color dye is more for a new vehicle where some salesman spilled his coffee and is trying to hide it from his boss than it is for restoration work.

You can buy the original seat covers in terms of material (color and pattern as well as being made of cloth and vinyl plastic or all vinyl) and replace your current seat covers with new hog rings and a hog ring plier from many of the restoration houses.

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Sun light fades the color and oils from sweat as well as MacDonalds darkens it. So there are far too many variables to get an exact match with old materials. That can of color dye is more for a new vehicle where some salesman spilled his coffee and is trying to hide it from his boss than it is for restoration work.

You can buy the original seat covers in terms of material (color and pattern as well as being made of cloth and vinyl plastic or all vinyl) and replace your current seat covers with new hog rings and a hog ring plier from many of the restoration houses.

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Totally, I could very well buy seat covers. The issue I have is that my seats aren't bad at all, actually they are in great condition. However, they have been redone in that silver blue and white. I absolutely hate the white. In the 90's I loved the two tone with white, but now it just reminds me of a boat. I just wanted to spray the seats to hold me over. The car has issues that need attending before I think about spending 600 bucks on seat covers.

Btw, are the seat covers a bitch to put on?
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Even I can do them. Just takes a little work to stretch out the material. I find leaving them spread out on the driveway for a bit to heat up in the sun makes them much more pliable. I then slapped in a new rug, sprayed the vinyl plastic door covers with a dedicated vinyl stain, and saved the rattle can of paint for the dash.

Back then I could still buy these parts along with a padded dash cover new from Chevrolet. Because of my friendship with the employees at the local dealership (everyone in management thought I actually worked there since I spent so much of my time there) I bought these parts at the dealerships actual cost; which back then was about half of list price.

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This is what it looks like now
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I think you might want to look on old documents dot com to see if that is original or not as they have copies of old sales brochures and ads from the era showing interiors. I just don't recall seeing that particular color combination before.

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I think you might want to look on old documents dot com to see if that is original or not as they have copies of old sales brochures and ads from the era showing interiors. I just don't recall seeing that particular color combination before.

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It's been redone in marine vinyl
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Check out this site at YearOne.https://www.yearone.com/SearchResult...la/vinyl%20dye
Also I have had interior dye mixed by color code at my local automotive paint supplier.

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Check out this site at YearOne.https://www.yearone.com/SearchResult...la/vinyl%20dye
Also I have had interior dye mixed by color code at my local automotive paint supplier.

Hell yes, thank you!
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Nice looking interior, Ethan-

Ditto Faron's reply above....all major aftermarket automotive paint manufacturers have a line if interior DYES for vinyl, even carpet and, to a degree, plastic parts (need adhesion promoter first for those). Not to be confused with interior PAINT for metal parts. PPG, DuPont, Martin-Senour, etc etc make such products. I just finished painting (dyeing) my interior soft-goods over the past 3 weekends myself using PPG's SC Elastomeric dyes. Your local jobber can mix to your car's (or your desired) color code from chip charts they keep on site. These dyes spray very easily, are single component so no adding hardeners or reducers, etc.
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