Volume I, Issue 2, Page 31
You can produce professional grade results at home with the Fade Away recoloring system. The average kit price is $129.95 but could be more depending on how much dye your project will require.

The Fade Away vinyl recoloring system contains everything you’ll need to successfully touch up or recolor your classic Chevy’s vinyl interior. Years of ultraviolet rays can fade the original color of your car’s interior parts, but with this kit from Just Dashes, you can make them look like new. If you are changing the color of the whole interior check with the folks at Just Dashes for the amount of dye you will need. Depending on your order, your kit will contain:

  • One or more quarts of vinyl
  • Dye
  • Fade Away surface prep
  • Cleaner
  • Fade Away Vinyl Life
  • Preserver
  • Cleaning pads
  • Cleaning brush
  • Stir sticks
  • Rubber gloves
  • Breathing mask
  • Self-contained sprayer
  • Funnel
  • Adhesion promoter (ifordered)
  • Detailed instructions

The Fade Away kit contains everything you will need to retouch or recolor your Chevy interior. All you’ll need is the ambition to get the job done.

Begin the restoration process by examining the surface of the part to be recolored. If the surface is soft to the touch it is vinyl, if it is hard like kick panels, it is plastic.  Adhesion promoter should always be used on hard plastic items.

The surface of the part to be colored receives a thorough scrubbing with vinyl cleaner to remove any silicone, hand oils or other chemicals that might inhibit total dye adhesion.

Both vinyl and hard surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned with surface prep cleaner and brush, and or cleaning pad, and then wiped immediately with a wet cloth to remove the dirt. The cleaner should not be allowed to dry on the surface. Clean a small area at a time using the brush for deep grain or hard to reach areas. The parts must be thoroughly dry before applying color.

A second wash and vigorous brushing is performed to remove and deep residue or dirt left from the first cleaning.

The item shown here is Just Dashes custom dash pad with gauge pods for the 1968-’72 Chevy truck. It is being changed from black to red to match the new interior. Vinyl dye is available in all original Chevrolet colors or in a custom color from your supplied color swatch. The dye does not need to be thinned before spraying. You can also use a conventional spray gun and compressor for really large parts.

After thoroughly mixing the contents of the can, simply fill the glass jar of the sprayer approximately 3/4-full using the funnel in the kit. Hold the sprayer 8 to 10 inches from the item and begin to spray. Just Dashes recommends the “double spray” method of spraying on two light coats at a time using a crosshatch pattern. This provides complete coverage of the part.

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