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Thread: VIN 4728 Running Resto

  1. #321
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    just use some silicon lube i think. I had to replace mine, so not sure about maintaining the old ones...hehe
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

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    My VIN:    Formerly 10372, currently 4728

    Status update

    March status update:

    -4728 runs & drives.
    -Everything "below deck" is complete for now.
    -Currently have most interior pieces out, cleaned and beginning prep for dye.
    -Mirrors, grill, and tail lights removed for restoration.
    -Rear fascia is on the bench for sanding & repair....repainting soon.

    So far, I've met all my timeline goals for having the car road-ready & waiting for Spring.

    Here are the updated goals:

    -March/April: finish dying interior pieces, finish rear fascia, re-paint black parts, resolve any electrical issues, re-assemble everything, regrain, anti-vibration steering upgrade.
    -April 22nd: trailer it to the DMA event; I expect it to be road-ready at that time, but I don't want to drive it from my area to NJ. I'm signed up for a door-adjustment and will install new Grady struts.
    -May: finish minor cosmetic stuff, probably do the headliners around this time.
    -Late May/early June: put it on the road (conditions permitting.)

    "On the side," I'll be working on a Peugeot manifold setup. I plan to complete it while running the current [modified K-Jet manifold] setup, then swap it out on a weeknight.
    Restoration of VIN 4728 in progress...

  3. #323
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    Any new pics?
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

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    Started dying my interior pieces today. It might not have been entirely necessary, but since I restored the seats and will be restoring the binnacle, I wanted everything to be matchy-matchy.


    I'll apply one coat using brushes, then I'll touch up as needed & go over the pieces with a "second coat" using cheesecloth to even out any variances.

    Pics of two pieces; one with the first coat, the other prepped & ready:

    IMG_4170.jpgIMG_4171.jpgIMG_4172.jpg
    Restoration of VIN 4728 in progress...

  5. #325
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    Those look really good. What are you using to dye them?

    Still no pics of your fascia?
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

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    Great results Rich. I've got some interior parts to dye myself in the near future so I'll be keeping an eye on this thread for sure. I can't wait to see how it all looks when you're done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lwanmtr View Post
    Those look really good. What are you using to dye them?

    Still no pics of your fascia?
    Leatherique leather & vinyl dye, I'm pretty happy with it. I keep forgetting the fascia pics...sorry!


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark D View Post
    Great results Rich. I've got some interior parts to dye myself in the near future so I'll be keeping an eye on this thread for sure. I can't wait to see how it all looks when you're done.
    I'm very satisfied so far. I'm kinda surprised more owners aren't using it, although IIRC I read where somebody just recently (past year or so) sent a swatch so maybe it hasn't been available.

    I'll have more progress pics soon....
    Restoration of VIN 4728 in progress...

  8. #328
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    Leatherique leather & vinyl dye, I'm pretty happy with it. I keep forgetting the fascia pics...sorry!




    I'm very satisfied so far. I'm kinda surprised more owners aren't using it, although IIRC I read where somebody just recently (past year or so) sent a swatch so maybe it hasn't been available.

    I'll have more progress pics soon....
    Hi Rich, is this their custom match product or does the stock gray dye happen to match? If custom, do they have this on file now or do we all have to mail in something to be matched?
    Bill

    VIN 6298 - '81 Gray Auto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill6298 View Post
    Hi Rich, is this their custom match product or does the stock gray dye happen to match? If custom, do they have this on file now or do we all have to mail in something to be matched?
    Custom matched, and they have it on file. A few days ago I ordered a 2nd 16oz bottle........"DeLorean, Grey interior" was all the info they needed. I mentioned I have the part# on my invoice but they didn't need it.

    I think it's important to mention: freshly dyed pieces aren't an exact match with the existing pieces. I think I could've gotten away with just the seats, but not something like a kneepad. I do believe the color is proper, but I think the existing vinyl is a bit discolored over time. That applied to both interiors I've done anyway...
    Last edited by Rich_NYS; 03-14-2017 at 07:14 PM.
    Restoration of VIN 4728 in progress...

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    My VIN:    Formerly 10372, currently 4728

    Passenger side upper door panel almost finished, drivers side not yet started:

    IMG_4260.jpg


    Console w/1st cot of dye, coin tray "before:"

    IMG_4191.jpg
    Restoration of VIN 4728 in progress...

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