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Anyone dye a late 944 dashboard for color change?

I'm looking at a almost new looking dark blue dashboard for late 944 wonder if I can dye or paint it black with some special treatment to get to look factory and last that way? It's a good price and factory new, cheaper than sending mine in to get a $800 recover that doesn't quite look factory but would smell good?

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Paint should adhere pretty well if you remove any wax or grease with rubbing alcohol or some other solvent. It may not look exactly original but I would think it would have a similar texture and hold up for a while. Primer might make it hold up better.
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Yes, I recommend a product called Surflex from https://colorplus.com/

They carry most popular Porsche colors and the product is waterbased and very easy to apply (I use 2 inch bristle brushes, and thin coats until I get the results I want.) One half pint will do seats and dash without problem.
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Ok thanks for the tips have you seen this stuff last for several years without coming off or peeling on the dash specifically
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Surflex lasts a long time without fading and will not peel if you follow the directions on preparing the surface and use multiple very thin coats.
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This guy did a great job on a crummy dash and looks great!
ALFA related, but cool to share.



http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/car-restoration/15792-great-dash-repair-under-30-00-a-13.html
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Depending on how bad of shape the dash is in that could be a lot of work to get it right. For instance if the dash has many long cracks and is peeling around the defroster slots, good luck.
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I'm looking at a almost new looking dark blue dashboard for late 944 wonder if I can dye or paint it black with some special treatment to get to look factory and last that way? It's a good price and factory new, cheaper than sending mine in to get a $800 recover that doesn't quite look factory but would smell good?

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A few year back I change color from grey to black on my ex 968 shifter & boot.I use (SEM COLOR COAT).A friend use the same on his 944 turbo interior with great success.Pics below,before & after.

COLOR COAT has seven chart to chose from so your interior should match,
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Not dye related but great to see another Alfetta owner on here!

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This guy did a great job on a crummy dash and looks great!
ALFA related, but cool to share.



Great Dash repair for under $30.00!!! - Page 13 - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums

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I used a product called surflex special order for porsche black interior color.

Lightly sanded the brand new dash leather bottom with scotchbrite and cleaned with laquer thinner. Applied 3 light coats over 3 days about 20hrs between coats. Now I have a brand new all black leather airbag dash from Porsche nos inventory. I'm super happy thanks guys

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