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Old 06-19-2018, 01:36 PM   #1
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Lightbulb How to refresh your vinyl decals, steering wheel or chairs so they look like new

I thought I share this little tip as I see a lot of people struggling with this just like I did.

Ever wondered how to refresh your vinyl decals, steering wheel or even chairs so they look like new for next to nothing? I've had a really nasty sunburn marks on my decals that I couldn't get rid of using any cleaning products I could find at home. Also the steering wheel was worned out. I've found a vinyl paint at a car parts shop, they come in different colors at $10/can in Canada. I removed all decals and the steering wheel, cleaned them up with degreaser and ammonia (important), covered with painters tape all parts I didn't want to be painted (screws, back, etc) then sprayed them uniformly in 2 coats. Paint dries and fully cures in minutes. The results are amazing
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Old 06-19-2018, 02:45 PM   #2
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Nice job. Thanks for sharing.
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Hope someone finds it useful

I'll post an update in a few months to see how it's holding up unless someone else has experience with vinyl paint?
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The top of the my dashboard, the paint has largely burned off, much like yours in the 1st picture. Is there a certain color you used to match up with the original grey? Or, did you just eyeball it?

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They have lots of different colors to pick from. I went for a new, more updated color 408 Charcoal grey. You can use any color you like, they cover very well.
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I thought I share this little tip as I see a lot of people struggling with this just like I did.

Ever wondered how to refresh your vinyl decals, steering wheel or even chairs so they look like new for next to nothing? I've had a really nasty sunburn marks on my decals that I couldn't get rid of using any cleaning products I could find at home. Also the steering wheel was worned out. I've found a vinyl paint at a car parts shop, they come in different colors at $10/can in Canada. I removed all decals and the steering wheel, cleaned them up with degreaser and ammonia (important), covered with painters tape all parts I didn't want to be painted (screws, back, etc) then sprayed them uniformly in 2 coats. Paint dries and fully cures in minutes. The results are amazing
Hi how did the spray paint on your steering wheel hold up for you?
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2 years later, it's still holding up like new. I'm surprised myself, my guess is that the key is proper cleaning from all the oily residue
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Great to hear. I just did my old dirty seats and they came out brand new looking. Hoping it will last!
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I thought I share this little tip as I see a lot of people struggling with this just like I did.
Thanks bro. You may have just saved me quite a bit of searching for a new steering wheel for my 1900SRL. I'm going to give this a try. I hope it works as well for me as it appears to have done for others.
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I thought I share this little tip as I see a lot of people struggling with this just like I did.

Ever wondered how to refresh your vinyl decals, steering wheel or even chairs so they look like new for next to nothing? I've had a really nasty sunburn marks on my decals that I couldn't get rid of using any cleaning products I could find at home. Also the steering wheel was worned out. I've found a vinyl paint at a car parts shop, they come in different colors at $10/can in Canada. I removed all decals and the steering wheel, cleaned them up with degreaser and ammonia (important), covered with painters tape all parts I didn't want to be painted (screws, back, etc) then sprayed them uniformly in 2 coats. Paint dries and fully cures in minutes. The results are amazing
You painted the leather / vinyl steering wheel and seats with plastic paint? The material soft part?
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I've painted vinyl steering wheel and glove box compartment cover. 3 years later, it still looks like new I haven't tried the seats yet.
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