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restoring interior plastics
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I am restoring a '71 Mustang Coupe into a weekend crusier (not show car) What is the best way to restore the interior black plastics. For the most part it is in good shape with some scratches.
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timmurphy;43397 Wrote:I am restoring a '71 Mustang Coupe into a weekend crusier (not show car) What is the best way to restore the interior black plastics. For the most part it is in good shape with some scratches.
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Scott, any tricks for filling the scratches?

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sm3570;43400 Wrote:Scott, any tricks for filling the scratches?
Yes S..You can use a heat gun to soften up JUST the scratch area then lightly rub your finger on the scratch till it's gone..You need to go slow & watch what your doing there's a fine line between applying to much heat & rubbing to hard..This will only work for small not deep scratches..For deep scratches / gouges you can fill with glazing putty use masking tape to tape off the gouge etc so you can keep the repair as small as possible. Then you need to match the texture..This takes some experiment on a test panel You can use some sprayable primer in a can(sem high build) just make sure it's compatible with the sem dye. Experiment with distance to get as close as you can to the texture..Once you spray the primer..you immediately dust a medium wet coat of straight lacquer thinner over the primer edge extending about an inch or two past where the primer stops..This "melts" the primer edge into the existing unrepaired area..Takes some technique & practice

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Qcode351mach;43484 Wrote:
sm3570;43400 Wrote:Scott, any tricks for filling the scratches?
Yes S..You can use a heat gun to soften up JUST the scratch area then lightly rub your finger on the scratch till it's gone..You need to go slow & watch what your doing there's a fine line between applying to much heat & rubbing to hard..This will only work for small not deep scratches..For deep scratches / gouges you can fill with glazing putty use masking tape to tape off the gouge etc so you can keep the repair as small as possible. Then you need to match the texture..This takes some experiment on a test panel You can use some sprayable primer in a can(sem high build) just make sure it's compatible with the sem dye. Experiment with distance to get as close as you can to the texture..Once you spray the primer..you immediately dust a medium wet coat of straight lacquer thinner over the primer edge extending about an inch or two past where the primer stops..This "melts" the primer edge into the existing unrepaired area..Takes some technique & practice

Awsome advices Scott.... Anything is possibleis you have the right tweak to do it Tongue



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Cool, thanks Scott. Maybe another episode for Saturday Morning Garage?

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