Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-06-2008, 11:22 AM
Philip Justice's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Central, Florida
Posts: 105
Sticky Plastice Parts Answer

Phil Here, I notice a lot of questions about Sticky Plastic Mercedes interior parts in this Forum. Problem solved! I just finished restoring a used Rear-view mirror that came from a Salvage Yard, The mirror was Sticky and you could peel the finish off with your finger nail. Someone or Mercedes had painted it with a Leather dye or a Enamel paint. The solution to this problem is to remove all the old finish on the part using Denatured Alcohol or Lacquer Thinner, These products do not harm the Plastic Part. Underneath all that Crap paint, you will find a nice Black Plastic part with a Leather embossing pattern. Make any repairs to the part using Super Glue or Epoxy cement. Next, Refinish the Plastic part by using, SEM Color Coat for Plastic. Do not use a Leather Spray! This product sticks to the Plastic and produces a great finish. The color [Sand-Stone] matched my Beige interior perfectly.

Hope this helps Phil Justice 1992 Sweet 500SL

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-07-2008, 12:22 AM
Strife's Avatar
General Purpose Geek
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: KY USA
Posts: 2,238
From what I've read on several boards, it's SEM or nothing for redying plastic. It wears well and looks good for a long time. However, I did get amazing and durable results from using shoe leather/heel dye on an otherwise ugly steering wheel that I bought as a core to have recovered.
__________________
86 560SL
With homebrew first gear start!
85 380SL
Daily Driver Project

http://juliepalooza.8m.com/sl/mercedes.htm
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-07-2008, 05:29 PM
Philip Justice's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Central, Florida
Posts: 105
Phil Here. SEM Color Coat for Plastic, Don't be confused by SEM Custom Coat for Vinyl and Leather, That's were the problem arises! It dose not stick to the Hard Plastic parts. If you use a Vinyl Dye on hard plastic you will get a Sticky mess.

1992 Sweet 500SL Phil Justice

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page