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  • Matching interior paint

    Hard to believe I can't find a good answer on any forums, but Im wondering if anyone knows who makes paint to match the dark grey/graphite (or whatever it is) color on the plastic part of the door panels. I bought the closest thing I could find at autozone which was charcoal grey, but it is not dark enough. I only need practically one pass of paint, but I really want it to match.
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    99 Trans am

    - SLP Air Take (LID)
    - Ported and Polished Throttle Body
    - LS6 Intake Manifold
    - 1 3/4 Long Tube Headers
    - 3" Y-Pipe
    - 3" Magnaflow Catback
    - Lower Control Arms

    Soon
    - Heads/Cam
    - 3600 or 4000 Stall
    - 3.73 Gears

  • #2
    Go to an automotive paint store like Painters Supply and get SEM color coat. Having the color code from your options sticker is best but they should have a book that will get you the right color. I've had much better luck spraying with a gun vs the rattle cans for what it's worth.

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    • #3
      That works, I have one pretty close by apperantly. Never heard of it lol
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      99 Trans am

      - SLP Air Take (LID)
      - Ported and Polished Throttle Body
      - LS6 Intake Manifold
      - 1 3/4 Long Tube Headers
      - 3" Y-Pipe
      - 3" Magnaflow Catback
      - Lower Control Arms

      Soon
      - Heads/Cam
      - 3600 or 4000 Stall
      - 3.73 Gears

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      • #4
        SEM is gonna be the best closest thing
        91 Trans am, 305, Lt1 cam, 24lb injectors, headers, SLP LM2, SW chassis, massive panhard, lowered, modded TPI, Tuned, 4.10s, Lincoln locked
        85 Z28 406/th400?/3.42 4th gen disc rear/4th gen dash
        00 Tahoe Z71........Stock
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        • #5
          Sem makes some good stuff . I've custom mixed many interior colors. Try finding a paint shop with a real painter that knows how to tint paint and he should be able to get it to match .

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          • #6
            Bringing this back to life because I never did this, but noticed hawks performance has SEM interior paint they list. The 99 is technically considered Graphite right? Not med gray? the paint code is 15303. Thinking about getting a can.
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            99 Trans am

            - SLP Air Take (LID)
            - Ported and Polished Throttle Body
            - LS6 Intake Manifold
            - 1 3/4 Long Tube Headers
            - 3" Y-Pipe
            - 3" Magnaflow Catback
            - Lower Control Arms

            Soon
            - Heads/Cam
            - 3600 or 4000 Stall
            - 3.73 Gears

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            • #7
              I got some grey vinyl dye on EBay a few years ago that matches pretty well. Only problem is it will scratch pretty easily. Since I have a very I had parts that were sun bleached. They all covered pretty good. The stuff I bought isn't being sold anymore though.
              When in doubt, Whip it out !

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              • #8
                Thats something to look into though thanks. Yeah, I don't know what happened to the tops of mine. They are white like they had something on them, got dried out, and them someone tried to like sand it off. I used a heat gun which helped bring a little life back into it, but really needs a shot of paint. Might just have to take it someone and have it done. But by the time I pay for that, I could probably just buy some $300 practically new panels on ebay. I swear though I can't believe nobody has made a replacement panel for these cars since ever single one cracks.
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                99 Trans am

                - SLP Air Take (LID)
                - Ported and Polished Throttle Body
                - LS6 Intake Manifold
                - 1 3/4 Long Tube Headers
                - 3" Y-Pipe
                - 3" Magnaflow Catback
                - Lower Control Arms

                Soon
                - Heads/Cam
                - 3600 or 4000 Stall
                - 3.73 Gears

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                • #9
                  And if someone does, they will make a fortune. lol
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                  99 Trans am

                  - SLP Air Take (LID)
                  - Ported and Polished Throttle Body
                  - LS6 Intake Manifold
                  - 1 3/4 Long Tube Headers
                  - 3" Y-Pipe
                  - 3" Magnaflow Catback
                  - Lower Control Arms

                  Soon
                  - Heads/Cam
                  - 3600 or 4000 Stall
                  - 3.73 Gears

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                  • #10
                    You need a color chip book for your year make and model. This will tell you the correct WA paint code. I have painted many many interiors, you will never get a perfect match. If your interior is not faded, you will get a close color, never perfect. If you want a match, you need to paint the adjoining panels. You cannot just paint plastic, you need to prep it, adhesion promoters etc.

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                    • #11
                      Is it plastic or vinyl (like a factory wrap with either foam or no foam behind it) you're trying to paint?
                      Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

                      "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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                      • #12
                        Just the plastic on the top
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                        99 Trans am

                        - SLP Air Take (LID)
                        - Ported and Polished Throttle Body
                        - LS6 Intake Manifold
                        - 1 3/4 Long Tube Headers
                        - 3" Y-Pipe
                        - 3" Magnaflow Catback
                        - Lower Control Arms

                        Soon
                        - Heads/Cam
                        - 3600 or 4000 Stall
                        - 3.73 Gears

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sbaileyls1ta View Post
                          Just the plastic on the top
                          Honestly...I'd say Plasti Dip it.
                          Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

                          "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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                          • #14
                            That's actually not a bad idea at all. Can easily peel it right off is I don't like it.... Worth a shot!
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                            99 Trans am

                            - SLP Air Take (LID)
                            - Ported and Polished Throttle Body
                            - LS6 Intake Manifold
                            - 1 3/4 Long Tube Headers
                            - 3" Y-Pipe
                            - 3" Magnaflow Catback
                            - Lower Control Arms

                            Soon
                            - Heads/Cam
                            - 3600 or 4000 Stall
                            - 3.73 Gears

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                            • #15
                              Exactly. It's also durable, and being a relatively flat finish, it won't cause any kind of sun glare, and it goes on nice and even.
                              Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

                              "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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