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Headliner colour

PostPost by: bexylou » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:39 pm

I intend to paint/dye my headlining on my +2. 1968 The colour looks off white, does anyone know if there is a specific colour code or name that I can quote.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:20 pm

Are you planning to do it in situ? I can't really see a painted headlining looing good. If it's in bad shape, I think you'd be better off replacing it.
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PostPost by: bexylou » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:06 pm

I do plan to do it in situ, its not bad at all ,but the "A"
posts are very stained/yellow and wont clean up, I have seen leather dye being applied to seats with a cloth and thats what I want to do, but not sure what colour it should be . It looks "off White" but wondered if there is a name ,ie old English white?
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PostPost by: EPC 394J » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:55 pm

I think there are some good results from others if you search the forum?
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:05 pm

Not sure if this is a help, but I used Dupli-Color Vinyl and Fabric spray paint to touch up the sun visors. The available Gloss White matched pretty well with the new headlining material I got from Sue Miller. The old headlining had yellowed considerably when compared to the new material, so expect matching to your existing headlining might be a challenge. I expect two cans of Dupli-Color would do the whole roof though. If planning on coating the entire headliner I would recommend removing the C pillar panels to do separately. I think the rest could be effectively masked and the door seals pulled down to prevent overspray.

The white finish has been reasonably durable; much more durable than a similar black product I used for the carpeted areas of the door panels.

https://www.duplicolor.com/product/viny ... c-coating/

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