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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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NPD's SEM paint on plastic/vinyl?

I have read conflicting posts on whether or not SEM paint is suitable for metal. Some say they have used it and it has worked fine, other do not recommend it. I called NPD and they claimed that the SEM paint will work on all surfaces.

Visually, the advantage of using the SEM paint on everything(vinyl, metal, plastic) is that it is for certain everything will match. However, I don't want to paint the the metal with the SEM paint and have it not adhere properly.

Anyone have experience with this issue? I would love to hear your insights. Thanks.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 02:42 PM
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scuff up the metal parts spray with an adhesion promoter like Bulldog and it will probably work fine....
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There is no problem with adhesion if you prep properly. The SEMS rattlecan paint produces very thin coats and you must be patient, sticking with repeated application of thin coats and resisting the temptation to lay it on a little thicker.


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No problem on metal. I painted my doors, dash and trap door with SEM paint. Still good after six years. Prep is key though.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I'll just go for the SEM for all my interior: metal, vinyl, and plastic.

Thanks again.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 01:32 PM
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If you're dping interior work, NPD has all the Mustang Formulas. Best bet would be to go through them. Sems, while good, does not have all Mustang shades as they are not a Mustang parts dealer. NPD uses Sem and the also use Seymour which is just as good-both established paint companies.
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No problem on metal. I painted my doors, dash and trap door with SEM paint. Still good after six years. Prep is key though.
+ 1, Plastic/Vinyl works as well or better.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 11:18 PM
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Just a comment folks. These cars weren't assembled then sprayed with one finish on the whole interior! IMO everything exactly the same looks ckeap! Just my opinion. I recall 55 Chevs looked like the whole interior was sprayed with the same paint!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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SEM it is for everything. Thanks! Roughly, how many cans will I need to paint the doors, kick panels, and rear quarter panels? I know it will need many light coats, but I do not know the coverage capability of the paint

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