Painting a Show Car Interior Blue!
Posted on August 09 2019
We continue to follow the build of Steven Sampaga’s Nissan 350Z show car, which is being prepared for display at the 2019 SEMA Show. As part of his project Steven is restyling the interior using ColorBond products and is hoping the results will win him the 2019 ColorBond CLeo Award.
Presented by ColorBond, the CLeo Award recognizes individuals who have shown excellence utilizing ColorBond LVP Refinisher car interior paint to restore, or restyle, the interior of any type of automobile including, trucks, muscle cars, classics. The CLeo Crystal trophy and $500.00 are presented to the winner in a special award ceremony that takes place in the ColorBond booth during the show. 2019 is the 6th annual bestowment of the prize. Check out the history of CLeo Award winners. The CLeo Award was first presented in 2014, with the inaugural winner being Ken Bolen for his beautiful restoration of a 1969 Cadillac Deville. Succeeding winners are Jay Van Houten – 1954 Rolls Royce, Eddie Black – 2012 Camaro, and Carlos Medrano who won the CLeo in both 2016 and 2018 for the complete restyling of his 2013 Honda Civic Si show car. For a detailed history of the ColorBond CLeo Award and it’s winners Click Here.
Previously, we introduced Steven’s show car project, which he has been kind enough to present to us in photos, as well as in his Beyond a Build: Road to SEMA video series.
“What inspired me to build Sally was my family, and the love of being a car enthusiast. After putting in hours work in my tiny garage, bleeding from cuts and sharing good times, I can say it's worth it after seeing the finished product. It's the support of all my friends and family that keeps the car community thriving. This will be a lifelong journey and I am excited to share it with the world.” Says Steven.
In an earlier post, we covered Steven’s application of ColorBond Pro Tech Trim Color auto trim paint, which was used to paint the 350Z’s speaker surrounds. Steven explained it was a simple process to obtain great results. “Protech is hands down the best trim paint product I have ever used. The quality is top notch and it really brought back the shine to our interior!” Steven enthused.
Recently, Episode 4 of the Beyond a Build: Road to SEMA video series was released. In this feature we see ColorBond LVP Refinisher auto upholstery paint being applied to the car’s interior trim. Steven arrived at just the right custom color blue to match the exterior paint by mixing LVP in concentrate form. The results are stunning. “This is the seal of quality. Thank you ColorBond Paint” Steven states. To see the episode Click Here.
We will continue to feature new Beyond a Build: Road to SEMA videos as they become available. Check back to follow Steven’s build in preparation for the SEMA Show, and his potential win of the ColorBond CLeo Award.
Presenting beautifully finished panels!