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  • OT: Volvo Sun Visor And Dykem Blue Layout Fluid

    My wife drives a 94 Volvo and the sun visor has a broken bracket. Of course, Volvo no longer stocks them. So I went on on line and found one. The problem is it is tan and the interior of the Volvo is blue.

    Last night as I was making some small aluminum parts I used some Dykem blue layout fluid and today the two came together. What could I use to die the sun visor? ..... How about the Dykem?

    The visor is vinyl and plastic. Dykem is famous for never coming off almost anything that has even the slightest bit of porosity. So I wonder, will this work? Can I get it to come out somewhat even? Or will it be a disaster? I need some help here quickly as the Volvo is scheduled at the repair shop tomorrow. Don't say I should do it myself, I already looked at it and there is a very troublesome wire to the makeup mirror light and I just want to have it done.
    Paul A.
    SE Texas

    Make it fit.
    You can't win and there IS a penalty for trying!

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    I think it would be better to use a spray dye specifically made for vinyl car upholstery. The Dy-Kem has some powerful solvents that may soften and dissolve the vinyl, but a very light spray may be OK. Here are some possibilities:

    http://www.eastwood.com/paints/interior-dyes.html

    https://www.amazon.com/Fiebings-Pro-...ords=vinyl+dye

    https://www.amazon.com/Hitech-Indust...ords=vinyl+dye
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    Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
    USA Maryland 21030

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    • #3
      Try it on the dead (take-off) visor to see if it melts it.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by 38_Cal View Post
        Try it on the dead (take-off) visor to see if it melts it.
        There's a thought.
        Paul A.
        SE Texas

        Make it fit.
        You can't win and there IS a penalty for trying!

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        • #5
          Your local auto refinishing supply store should have vinyl dye. They can mix / match any color you want. They might even be able to put it in a spray can for you.

          JL.............

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          • #6
            My "local auto refinishing supply store"? Is there another name for that?

            And then, what about the plastic parts?



            Originally posted by JoeLee View Post
            Your local auto refinishing supply store should have vinyl dye. They can mix / match any color you want. They might even be able to put it in a spray can for you.

            JL.............
            Paul A.
            SE Texas

            Make it fit.
            You can't win and there IS a penalty for trying!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
              My "local auto refinishing supply store"? Is there another name for that?
              That's what they call them here too, usually found in a commercial unit, not on a high street.
              You'll be surprised at the range of goodies available in a good refinishing supply store, be prepared to spend more than you plan to ;-)
              If you benefit from the Dunning-Kruger Effect you may not even know it ;-)

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              • #8
                Try auto body paint & supply.

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                • #9
                  Leather & Vinyl Pro on San Diego St.
                  Len

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                  • #10
                    SEM makes interior dyes in all kinds of colors in a rattle can. Works a treat.
                    Andy

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vpt View Post
                      SEM makes interior dyes in all kinds of colors in a rattle can. Works a treat.
                      +1 on SEM products. It's specially formulated to bond with vinyl and plastic trim parts. They make dyes for leather, vinyl and plastic. Pricey but it works and it's permanent. Be sure to clean the vinyl of dirt, grease, grime and smoke (if applicable). Dish soap scrub first then follow with Windex or ammonia. Rinse/wipe with water and dry. I've used SEM dyes on auto/truck door panels and dashes as well as plastic trim parts. Accept no substitute.

                      Added: Another option is to just recover the visor. I've done that too. Any upholstery shop can do that.
                      Last edited by CCWKen; 03-15-2017, 01:12 PM. Reason: Addition

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
                        I think it would be better to use a spray dye specifically made for vinyl car upholstery. The Dy-Kem has some powerful solvents that may soften and dissolve the vinyl, but a very light spray may be OK. Here are some possibilities:

                        http://www.eastwood.com/paints/interior-dyes.html

                        https://www.amazon.com/Fiebings-Pro-...ords=vinyl+dye

                        https://www.amazon.com/Hitech-Indust...ords=vinyl+dye
                        +1 Go with real vinyl die. Dykem blue has solvents like acetone that eat plastic. Besides, with vinyl dye you have a choice of colors for a better match. Actually, most cars have interior and exterior color codes for matching. The local body shop supply can probably supply paint and some even can put it in a spray can. Just because the car is old is not a problem because they mix from a formula and it costs nothing to keep the mix info. for old cars.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JoeLee View Post
                          Your local auto refinishing supply store should have vinyl dye. They can mix / match any color you want. They might even be able to put it in a spray can for you.

                          JL.............
                          Correct, they just need the interior color code for the car, that should be on the VIN plate. That is better than matching by eye.


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by vpt View Post
                            SEM makes interior dyes in all kinds of colors in a rattle can. Works a treat.
                            SEM is good stuff.

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                            • #15
                              Amazon.com sells SEM blue vinyl dye.
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