1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Interior Refinished by Do-It-Yourself Owner
Craig Jensen is an automotive enthusiast who wanted to transform his 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham interior from blue to white using ColorBond. He changed the color of the seats, door panels, carpet, headliner, sun visors and rear parcel shelf of this 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham lowrider and the results are incredible!
A History Lesson on the Cadillac Fleetwood Broughham
The Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham was introduced for the 1977 model year and continued until 1986. In 1987, the “Brougham” designation was dropped, and the name changed to Cadillac Fleetwood. In 1993 the Brougham name returned, becoming a trim package.
The Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham as a Lowrider
Cadillacs have always been popular among the lowrider crowd. Consider ZZ Top’s infamous CadZZilla, a 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette built by Boyd Coddington for band member Billy Gibbons. The Cadillac Fleetwood is especially popular among the lowrider crowd. It’s one of the top five most popular cars for converting into a lowrider.
- Chevrolet Deluxe
- Cadillac DeVille
- Buick Riviera
- Chevrolet El Camino
- Cadillac Fleetwood
In the day, large Cadillacs were thought of as the crème de la crème among American luxury cars and were a common choice of those looking to show off their sense of class and style. This same sentiment still rings true with lowrider enthusiasts.
How do You Paint a 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Interior?
Preparation before painting is key.
- Craig started by cleaning all surfaces to be painted with Isopropyl alcohol mixed in a 10:1 ratio with water.
- Next, he wet sanded the surfaces with 1500 grit sandpaper.
- Last, he applied ColorBond Adhesion Promoter to the hard plastic trim.
When it came to time to paint Craig said he used twenty-five cans of ColorBond LVP in Cutty White #105, and five cans of ColorBond Carpet Stylin’ in Skid Mark Black for the carpet, headliner, and rear parcel shelf. “I put a couple of coats of paint on, I was surprised how easy it was.” Craig said.
Can You Really Get Great Results Painting a Car Interior?
“At first my friends didn’t quite get the interior paint concept – they were skeptical.” Said Craig. “They were saying Dude, you can’t paint your seats! That’s not going to work!” But then they saw it turned out great. I’m really happy with the results and all the compliments I’ve gotten so far. I can punch and twist the soft panels and the paint just doesn’t come off. It was a fun process. I’d totally do it again.”
We have to say we think this is a fabulous and mind-blowing conversion. It really defies description. We see a lot of vehicles that have been refinished with ColorBond, but this one is right up there with the best!
Congratulations to craig on the customization of his 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham interior!
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