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Old 04-14-2020, 01:49 PM   #1
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E350 Lt. grey int. plastic paint, where do U find it

As the title says, has anyone found a good matching paint for the Lt. Grey Econoline interior plastic?
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E350 Lt. grey int. plastic paint, where do U find it

I went to an automotive paint shop up in Loveland, CO that had the SEM line of spray cans. I used 15763 storm gray to change my tan interior over to gray, I think it was listed as a ford factory gray. Impressed with the durability and coverage for the most part, I do have to respray the side door handle, but that gets the heaviest use.
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I would bet that LVP has a color that matches. I’m actually pretty impressed with the durability of this stuff on my grab handle. My van interior is tan so I can’t recommend which grey to use, but there are several choices.

https://amazon.com/Colorbond-254-Nat.../dp/B00G6IPMUS
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For the best color match as well as a few other products useful for a top quality and long lasting finish contact a local body shop supply outfit. They can mix relatively small quantities of a specific color you'd choose, package it in an aerosol can much like off-the-shelf materials.

They will also have an adhesion promoter that acts like a primer but more importantly digs into the surface of the plastic forming a nice layer the finish color clings to very, very well.

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Lots of good ideas in this thread, and if you want the color exact, follow one of them, yet I'll mention the easy route. I noticed that there's a bunch of different light greys in the same Van: dash, seats, door vinyl, plastic pillar covers, handles, carpet, window surrounds, etc. if the part in question isn't right next to another of the same item, there's a little flexibility on the grey you can use. For a pillar gauge pod I bought, I ended up just getting a few cans from the hardware store, and after roughing and priming, I got it to look pretty close to the other pillar cover, yet matches with the dash color very well, so close enough, for where it is.
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For the best color match as well as a few other products useful for a top quality and long lasting finish contact a local body shop supply outfit. They can mix relatively small quantities of a specific color you'd choose, package it in an aerosol can much like off-the-shelf materials.

They will also have an adhesion promoter that acts like a primer but more importantly digs into the surface of the plastic forming a nice layer the finish color clings to very, very well.

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As stated above any local to you automotive paint supply store can provide you with interior dye/paint exactly matched to your specific interior color code.

Git a cheap small spray gun from Harbor Freight and recolor to your heart's content!
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I went to an automotive paint shop up in Loveland, CO that had the SEM line of spray cans. I used 15763 storm gray to change my tan interior over to gray, I think it was listed as a ford factory gray. Impressed with the durability and coverage for the most part, I do have to respray the side door handle, but that gets the heaviest use.
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No, I left the front of the cab as was, had to draw the line somewhere....
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