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I have a 1960 T-Bird Convt. with Red Interior some of the metal pieces like the piece that houses the map light is scratched. There are also some scratches in the console. All I can find are coatings for vinyl. Do they make a paint to match for the metal parts and if so where can I buy some ?
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The console is vinyl covered metal so you should use vinyl spray on it. You can use vinyl spray on the metal parts too. I've done it for years and it looks and holds up just fine.

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Thanks, John for the quick response.
Do the colors match well ?
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I think if you go to an automotive paint store that carries SEM products, they can custom mix vinyl paint to match your interior.
Along the same lines, the metal piece that goes above the back seat and also the package tray have the vinyl covering cracked and peeling. Has anyone had any good experiences with recovering these pieces? I talked to an upholstery shop and they said they could recover it, but all of their vinyls are cloth backed, which I think would make it more difficult. The vinyl covering the metal appears to be only vinyl that was glued on.
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I used this on my package tray and the piece in front of it and it looks great. I used a spray prep cleaner, a soft scrub pad and lots of rags to get them clean before the paint.

The paint came with the car from the PO. It had been used to paint the dash pad when it was replaced. I'm tempted to try to use it on the shoulders of my front seat backs.
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Thanks, John for the quick response.
Do the colors match well ?
Trying to match an interior that's been out in the sun for 50+ years is pretty difficult. You can take a sample of your interior to an auto paint shop and they will match it as close as they can but the various pieces tend to fade differently so you will never get an exact match for everything. As suggested I would try the SEM Portola Red and see how close it is. You may wind up spraying more than just the console and the radio access panel.

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