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Old 05-05-2019, 01:54 PM
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Sun baked door panel repair

So besides buying new door panels is there a color match paint that's actually color match I can buy? Seems like UV tint for over ten years and all the cleaning and UV protection didnt help on my 2004. Which is odd because all panels except top of doors are perfect?

 
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:50 PM
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Well, peanut butter doesnt work on that color. Ask me how I know.
 
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:34 PM
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Eastwood sells flexible interior paint in a variety of shades. Find the one thatís closest and paint the whole piece after lightly sanding off the scaled plastic surface
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:40 AM
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What were you using to clean and protect the plastic? There are a number of "restore" products on the market. Before I painted them I would try a restore.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:58 AM
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Warm water and dawn dish soap then dry with a microfiber towel. I use 303 interior for I dont know 10 years now, before that I think just mcquiers stuff but I didnt like how greasy it left the interior.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 12:00 PM
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Plus I'm a hvac technician that does oil heat. So theres a lot of time when the truck was new till 6/7 years old I didnt have a company van to take home so sooty arms on my drivers door would run on the plastic. I'd clean it everday but I think that's why my drivers door panel is worse than the passenger one
 
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I've had excellent results in the past with SEM interior dye. Clean it multiple times with alcohol, then clean it again. After it's completely dry start with light coats until you get the coverage you desire. My auto parts store had a color chart with many different colors available so shouldn't have a problem getting a match.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:39 PM
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I have a paint supply store that does all automotive supplies, I'll swing in there tomorrow and see what they got
 
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I've even dyed steering wheels with SEM and they held up for years. It's all in the prep. Clean, clean, clean and light coats.
 
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303 should have done the trick. I've used it in the past, I really don't like the oily (for lack of a better word) residue it leaves behind. I've been using Lexol Vinylex, it's supposed to have UV protection. I don't think it would compare to the UV protection of 303 though.
 
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On something that is that soiled the magic erasers work wonders. Try it to believe it.
 
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My panels are not soiled, they are sun baked
 
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I talked to a friend that owns a body shop and next week he's getting a new paint mixing system with a color gun so the can match almost any color, I'm thinking on going with single stage automotive paint with a semigloss or satin finish on the top section of my door panels on my 2013 F350, I will also use the same cleaner they use on rubber bumpers.

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Sounds like a lot of work and trouble when you can buy a can of SEM dye for $15 and it will probably last longer than you own the truck.
 
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Sounds like a lot of work and trouble when you can buy a can of SEM dye for $15 and it will probably last longer than you own the truck.
Not really be because you have to remove the door panel anyway and you just point the color gun at the good part of the panel and it will give a paint code so you just mix the amount of paint needed. Surface prep is the same and you don't have a rattle can to deal with, I already have a small touch up spray gun.

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