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Old 03/18/2018, 12:39 PM   #1
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On a 1968 Mustang with a black standard camera case dash, is the insert that goes into the steering wheel black or color coded to a color interior. I am finishing up the Royal Maroon 68 coupe with a dark red/maroon interior. I have tried to paint the insert maroon, but the interior dye does not seem to ever cure. Should it be black??

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Old 03/18/2018, 01:21 PM   #2
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Do you mean the running horse badge in the centre? I believe the background of the badge is black, with a chrome edge.

If you mean the pad, it is the same colour as the upholstery.

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Old 03/18/2018, 01:29 PM   #3
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Old 03/18/2018, 01:37 PM   #4
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IIRC, the steering wheel, steering wheel pad, and the insert are all the same color.
What color is the steering wheel & pad? (The steering wheel is normally color keyed to the interior color, as well as the pad & insert.
Did the steering wheel get replaced sometime in its past?

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Old 03/18/2018, 02:03 PM   #5
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Dudes,
On a 1968 Mustang with a black standard camera case dash, is the insert that goes into the steering wheel black or color coded to a color interior. I am finishing up the Royal Maroon 68 coupe with a dark red/maroon interior. I have tried to paint the insert maroon, but the interior dye does not seem to ever cure. Should it be black??

Hep me out boys and girls!!

Rob
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I had painted some white coat hooks on the roof with the black vinyl die in 2005 and to this day the parts are still sticky

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Old 03/18/2018, 06:40 PM   #6
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Yup, the pad in the face of the center pad. It is still a bit sticky. Even the pad itself is a bit sticky. Hmmmm.

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Old 03/19/2018, 09:07 AM   #7
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Yup, the pad in the face of the center pad. It is still a bit sticky. Even the pad itself is a bit sticky. Hmmmm.

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Rob, the pad on mine was sticky also when I bought it. I restored it a couple of years ago, and I believe the PO had painted it with body paint, as it was closer to the colour of the sheet metal than the upholstery. I cleaned both the pad and the centre with rubbing alcohol, then primed them with the vinyl prep and proceeded to dye them dark red. They have been fine ever since.

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Old 03/19/2018, 12:38 PM   #8
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+1 Steve is correct.

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Old 03/19/2018, 10:06 PM   #9
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Rob, the pad on mine was sticky also when I bought it. I restored it a couple of years ago, and I believe the PO had painted it with body paint, as it was closer to the colour of the sheet metal than the upholstery. I cleaned both the pad and the centre with rubbing alcohol, then primed them with the vinyl prep and proceeded to dye them dark red. They have been fine ever since.
What are the products you used to prep them and dye them?

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Old 03/20/2018, 07:57 AM   #10
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Vinyl prep & vinyl paint aerosols are both sold by NPD:
C-CPA Vinyl prep & cleaner $20.95
AP-5732R Semi gloss red $13.25
I use the vinyl prep on ALL interior paint work.

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Old 03/20/2018, 09:09 AM   #11
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Thanks Dad!! So on another subject has anyone restored seat belts? These are maroon and a bit dirty and faded.

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What are the products you used to prep them and dye them?

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For prep, I used Omni-Pak Vinyl Prep LP-383. For the dye, Accumatch 68 Dark Red

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Ssnake oyl seatbelt restoration in Texas. Fantastic, but pricey.

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There is another one started by someone who used to work for them. Sort of a similar name. I'll see if I can find it.
http://pythonrestoration.com/Ford_Belts.php

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I've used him. VERY GOOD quality.

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