6 Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Car Shows & Events
Posted on January 11 2023
Car show season is just a few months away and many people are starting to prepare. You just might be one of them, detailing your car for car shows and otherwise getting your car or truck ready for the spring show and event season. Maybe you just need to wash and wax and wipe down the interior and you’ll be good to go. Or maybe you need to do a bit more. Like refinishing the interior upholstery or renewing the appearance of exterior trim. ColorBond has you covered. Check out these 3 of 6 ways to get your car ready for car shows with ColorBond. Next week, we’ll cover the other 3.
ColorBond LVP Leather Vinyl and Plastic Paint
Here are projects vehicle owners have performed with ColorBond VP leather, vinyl, and plastic paint. ColorBond LVP looks fantastic and is available in over 205 colors. ColorBond customers say they love how it doesn’t crack, chip, or peel.
1. Renewing Leather and Vinyl Upholstery
Gary Archer used ColorBond LVP to refinish the seats in his 1937 Chevy street rod. The car had been fitted with front and rear leather seats from a 2008 Mustang and they needed to be made to look as good as the rest of the interior. While researching how to do this, Gary’s sister in-law told him about another product she used to refinish leather furniture. It worked well but was expensive. After research, Gary came across ColorBond LVP and saw it could produce great results while having a better price.
Gary says the project took about two and a half days, which included removing and disassembling the seats. After cleaning them with ColorBond Prep Cleaner he sprayed on three coats of ColorBond LVP in #336 Ford Dove Gray. He also painted the door panels and other interior panels to match. To complete the project six cans of ColorBond LVP were used, which cost only $140.00. Most definitely this car is ready for car shows!
2. Refinishing Steering Wheels
Scott Jones found the mosquito repellant he was using transferred from his hands onto the steering wheel, which damaged the leather. For two years Scott looked for a way to refinish the wheel, but only found leather dye products that wouldn’t work with his needs. Then he discovered ColorBond LVP, which he found was a perfect solution.
Scott started by cleaning the steering wheel with denatured alcohol and then lightly sanding the rough spots with sandpaper, working from 100 up to 1000 grit. Then he wiped the leather down with ColorBond Prep Cleaner and sprayed it with ColorBond Adhesion Promoter. After letting it dry overnight, he applied five coats of ColorBond LVP, and finished with a top coat of ColorBond Dash Clear UV Protectant. Overall, the cost of the ColorBond products was $71.80. Compare that to the typical $120.00 to $175.00 cost of a used 2005 Dodge Ram steering wheel in good to excellent condition. “I love this paint. It goes on great, dries fast and looks fantastic. So far it is holding up well!” Scott exclaims.
Pro Tech Trim Color
3. Refinish Black Plastic Mirrors, Exterior Door Trim, And Bumper Trim
Whiteish haze on black exterior trim makes a car look faded and aged. Sometimes wax build-up can cause this, which can be removed to restore the look of trim. Other times it’s oxidation which has faded the plastic or paint. In these cases, Pro Tech Trim Color can be used to renew the color and prepare your car to show. The paint is formulated to match OEM finishes with Black #622 often used on mirrors, door and bumper trim, and fenders, such as with Jeep vehicles.
Whiteish haze on black exterior trim makes a car look faded and aged. Sometimes wax build-up can cause this, which can be removed to restore the look of trim. Other times it’s oxidation which has faded the plastic or paint. In these cases, Pro Tech Trim Color can be used to renew the color and get your car or truck ready for car shows. The paint is formulated to match OEM finishes with Black #622 often used on mirrors, door and bumper trim, and fenders, such as with Jeep vehicles.
Check out next week’s blog to see another 3 ways to get your car or truck ready for car shows. Time flies and spring will be here soon. So, start those projects now!