While I haven't posted anything in a while, I have been doing a little here and there. I took the burgundy dash from the donor Rodeo, and decided to clean it up and repaint it due to a bit of fading on the top. First I used a quart of SEM interior paint (70.00). I had chosen a red color, but after spraying the dash, I decided it was too far off from the original burgundy, and I was very disappointed that it took almost the entire quart to do just the dash. I estimate it would have easily taken another gallon to do the rest of the interior in red, and I didn't want to sink that much money into it. I bought a couple of rattle cans of Duplicolor burgundy, and resprayed the dash. Bummer, this time it came out more of a pinkish magenta color. I spent the next couple of weeks trying to find Rustoleum vinyl spray in a burgundy color. I ended up ordering a can off ebay from Summit Racing. It was reasonably priced and the burgundy color perfectly matches the original Isuzu burgundy. I sprayed a section of one part, and after drying, you can't tell what was painted and what was original. I will oreder about 4 more cans to redo the dash.
In the mean time, I have been workng on dying the headliner. I used powered RIT dye, and sprayed it from my siphon spray gun. After about 3 applications from the first batch, my headliner went from dingy gray, to dingy pink. I mixed another batch and added 2 teaspoons of black dye to darken it up. Now it was a darker pink. I bought the RIT crimson dye in liquid form and mixed it with about 16 ounces of warm water to 1/2 bottle of dye. Now we're starting to look more purpleish. After a second applicaton, it finally has a good burgundy appearance. I probably won't get the dash done and back in until after Thanksgiving
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1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N airfilter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=64060
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