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Old 09-28-2013, 01:20 PM
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I am changing interior trim from Grey to Black. After I prep and spray should the parts be clear coated?

I am using Adhesion prep, CA Primer and CA Interior Paint.

My concern is the trim may be too shiny if cleared and since the car is a 90 I have no idea if it was shiny at one time or not.
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Clear coat is not necessary unless specifically recommended.
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Most interior finishes require a "flattener" to attain the proper "gloss percentage". No plastic interior parts require a clear or I guess one would say "unless specifically recommended" to CTA (cover their a$$).

Way to many acronyms for products - What is CA?
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My experience is there is always one who gets huffy and says my 83 Camry LT requires it.
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Originally Posted by WVZR-1 View Post
What is CA?
Thanks guys.

CA= Corvette America

Since the paint is from them the interior color should be exact. They did not suggest clear but as I have researched different threads and videos a ton of folks are using it and that is why I asked
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Originally Posted by kevingib View Post
Thanks guys.

CA= Corvette America

Since the paint is from them the interior color should be exact. They did not suggest clear but as I have researched different threads and videos a ton of folks are using it and that is why I asked
I would think your fine - CA - I've never bought from them or even checked them for any products. New acronym for me!
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You could just buy new trim panels from 92-93 which would be black. Depends on how much you want to spend I suppose.
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I used Mar-Hyde black satin with excellent results.
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I did NOT use any clear coat on panels in my wife's C3, and they matched perfectly with those not needing to be sprayed.

So, I suppose if you are going to do ALL of the interior panels, you could clear coat them as well - your car. But, I'd be concerned about yellowing or fading - based on experience with heat and clear coat... Just a thought.

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Go to a body shop supply with your interior color code # and buy SEM interior paint products. They have an adhesion promoter and the paint
finish is just as the original. I've used SEM products for years when I was in the body shop business.
I've found that thoroughly cleaning the parts with soap and water first and the letting them dry makes a big difference in the finished product.
Also of note: When I ran a Chevy Dealer body shop, new interior panels with the correct color were not always readily available, so more often that not we had to refinish a replacement panel to match. Always used SEM and never had a problem.

https://www.semproducts.com/

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