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Have a Tan colored horshoe shift console and I am wanting to repaint it black to go with my white/black interior. What paint should I use to make it correct black, also where could I get the paint. thanks so much! Also just by chance does anyone know a solution to broken front screw pegs inside where the top chrome screws to, these are broken out of this console?
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Not sure how "original" it is but I've had good luck with SEM Landau Black. Comes in spray cans and you can find it at auto paint shops.

Make sure you get it very clean. I did a final wipe down with alcohol. Also used a product called "Sand Free". It increases the tack on the surface. I think it actually may temporarily soften up the plastic, but I'm not sure.
 

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If you clean it really well plain old Krylon works wonders.

If you want a near perfect match for GM black get Krylon Semi-Flat black. I keep a can of this in my car at all times since my seat backs, console, and pillars are painted from tan to black.

Super Chevy recommended it a few months after I started using it, so I'm not the only one who thinks its a good match
 

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On the " sand free " area, I used a product called " adhesion promoter ". It actually does soften the plastic and helps with the paint adhering.
 

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Thanks all for the info, I think I will try some of the krylon semi-flat paint and probably some adhesion promoter. I should be doing it in a week or so. I'll report back.
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Tried the Adehesion promoter and it works great but the SEMI-Black Krylon looks quite a bit dull. I tried this on a seat back. Does anyone know of an actual restoration paint to paint the console ect.. to buy from a parts restoration place? (specific). Thanks


Also the Semi-black krylon does look alright after you have put a coat of meguiars vinyl and rubber conditioner on it!
 

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Another vote for SEM Landau Black - to me, it looks perfect! SEM also makes a product that cleans the plastic and promotes adhesion - forget what it's called, but it's in a spray can.
 

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I did exactly this same thing with my bucket seat conversion, had the saddle colored console. I vote for the SEM Plastic adhesion promoter, and the Landau Black. PERFECT!! need I say more Jason.
 

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NOOO wait!! I will buy your TAN cosole!! I am serious, give me an email if you have not done any damage.
 

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Have not done anything to it yet but clean it a little, also I wouldn't really call it tan, but maybee a sandalwood? You can see it here on my site, console It does have a little damage to the plastic brackets and bezel holdown holes (see site).
 

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I have a similar question along the same line, maybe someone can answer..

I have bucket seat backs and bottom side pieces that were originally green, and they were dyed or sprayed black (headrests too). Alot of the old black is starting to peel off, but some of it is still on there pretty good.

Is there something I can use that will strip off the old black (and maybe the green?), in preparation for new black dye? I am worried that if I spray over them 'as is', that the old black will continue to peel and take the new black with it.

I would try the product listed above as it sounds that many have had luck with it as far as the color goes.
 

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It is my understanding that Oven Cleaner will strip off old paint from plastic parts.

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Originally posted by dtadpole:
Have not done anything to it yet but clean it a little, also I wouldn't really call it tan, but maybee a sandalwood? You can see it here on my site, console It does have a little damage to the plastic brackets and bezel holdown holes (see site).
If it's of off a 71, then it is a sandalwood. Did it come off a monte carlo?
 

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EKS, I think that it came out of a 71 chevelle, a guy at work redone a 71 chevelle SS convertible and took the bucket seats and this console out of it. Not sure if it was orig to car but he only has owned chevells so I imagine they were. I also got the horseshoe shifter & cable from him, Just finished redoing the base plate and got a new repro shifter handle.
 
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