Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by BuickBarr, Mar 7, 2020.
Is it possible to paint a black headrest sandalwood and have it look good/last?
I would second the "look good" part, as I am more than satisfied with the results on mine. Did use SEM products (soap, vinyl prep, paint) and strictly followed instructions.
Will it last? Don't know and propably will not find out in this life.
The 1st picture shows the "before" condition and you can clearly see that the surface shows some stain, touching it feeled a little "sticky". Don't know how old the paint was.
Peeling off the old paint was a pita, but the result is worth it (for me at least). 2nd picture is after repaint.
Looks good. I think you convinced me to go for it.
I would advise you to "paint" original headrests only.
I would not try to repaint the reproductions. I don't think the paint will stick to them very well.
In case you prep the parts right I do not see any reason why it should not work.
I also found this thread helpful: http://www.v8buick.com/index.php?threads/pearl-vinyl-dye.323583/
Maybe someone knows which SEM paint is closest to the sandalwood you have.
Thanks Duane and weinh
I repainted the green headrests I got to replace the missing ones in my '70 Coupe with SEM in the correct blue color. Followed the instructions, and 6 years later they still look great.