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How to Color Match Kick Panels with Speakers

Thinking of buying some kick panel speakers when I update the stereo. All that I've seen, the kick panels come in black and instruct you to "dye" to match your interior. I have a 1966 fastback with red carpet. Anyone know how you find a dye to match the carpet? Is there a spray dye that works like spray paint? Looking for suggestions.


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Thinking of buying some kick panel speakers when I update the stereo. All that I've seen, the kick panels come in black and instruct you to "dye" to match your interior. I have a 1966 fastback with red carpet. Anyone know how you find a dye to match the carpet? Is there a spray dye that works like spray paint? Looking for suggestions.
Yes you can get plastic dye/paint for the black plastic. I sprayed mine match my ivy gold interior. You first use a plastic adhesion promoter. I think I ordered mine from cjpony , all the supply houses should have it to match. Beware there are few speakers that are shallow enough to fit. One is a pioneer that doesn't sound too good. I used spacer rings to fit thicker speakers.

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The DuPont products for vinyl and fabric are actually really good. I did my door panels and it has held up way better than I thought it would.


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I've heard a lot of great things about Leather Magic, too. I've seen a couple cars where the entire interior was recolored/repaired using their products, and it's pretty impressive stuff. It's what I'm going to use to color my new kick panels, just to make sure it matches my seats. My new front seats are currently black, but I'm going to dye them to match my original Dark Blue Levant Leather back seats. Might as well get enough of the dye to match a few extra panels.
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What I did and used when I painted the plastic on my 01 ranger (it was Bright island Blue) I used this stuff called BULL DOG Its for plastic


then I used Krylon FUSION paint for plastic. I was easy to use and looked great. I painted the plenum cover (4.0 SOHC) Fluid caps air box


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Thinking of buying some kick panel speakers when I update the stereo. All that I've seen, the kick panels come in black and instruct you to "dye" to match your interior. I have a 1966 fastback with red carpet. Anyone know how you find a dye to match the carpet? Is there a spray dye that works like spray paint? Looking for suggestions.
This is what I used. It worked very nicely.
https://www.cjponyparts.com/interior...3/p/LAC6473-V/

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thanks guy's! I found Dupli-Color plastic adhesion promoter and vinyl dye in rattle cans. I guess I can order the black side kick panels now and upgrade my radio.

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thanks guy's! I found Dupli-Color plastic adhesion promoter and vinyl dye in rattle cans. I guess I can order the black side kick panels now and upgrade my radio.
I think vinyl dye is for vinyl and porous materials. Let us know how you make out.

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Yea, I think tilmoore69 is right. You want paint for the hard vinyl kickpanels, not dye, as indicated in the description for the CJPony product he/she cited.

For whatever it's worth, I put plastic eve vents in my house at least 10 years ago. Their wrappers had in big bold letters, NOT PAINTABLE. I sprayed them with Fusion, a color close to the house trim color, then painted them with the trim color latex paint. Worked like a charm, and they still look great.
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Just to be sure the kick panels should match the metal parts of the interior NOT the carpet! thats why early "pony" or deluxe interior cars had one color on the hard plastic and a contrasting color on the lower carpeted half of the panels.

But as above you need PAINT not dye and a good plastic primer ( most auto or home stores)

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When I painted my console to bright red, I used Acrylic paint in a rattle can that I had matched to the interior red colour and used a plastic undercoat also in a rattle can.
Been that way for 4 years now and the paint has not chipped or flaked off.

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