Robert Theis recently transformed the interior of his 1969 Jaguar XKE with ColorBond LVP Refinisher. As you can see the results are amazing! “Back when I was playing Minor League baseball one of my team mates came home with an XKE, and I loved that car. Now I finally have one of my own!” Bob says. He bought the car three years ago from the third owner, a professor at the University of Oregon.
Originally, the car was yellow with a black interior but had been repainted British Racing Green. Since British Racing Green XKE’s were never fitted with black interiors, but only tan, Bob decided it would be best to change the color using car interior paint. Bob says he’s a Do-It-Yourself kind of person, so he did the restyle himself.
“I had previous experience recoloring the interior of a 1962 MGA using another product. It didn’t work very well the way I tried to use it. It was meant to be a dye, not a car interior paint. I wanted to test the appearance and durability of ColorBond before I applied it to the Jaguar’s interior, so, I first sprayed it on a piece of leather. I left the leather out in the sunlight, soaked it in water, twisted it, and tried to destroy it. The ColorBond held up incredibly. Friends tried too. They were amazed!” says Bob.
Bob said it took about two weeks of working on and off to get the job done, and he used about $230.00 of LVP Refinisher. Three coats of car interior paint were required to go from black to tan. Of note, a professional recolor of the interior would have cost thousands.
“To prep the interior I wiped it down with acetone, and then masked the side upholstery. The ColorBond was very easy to use and was not challenging at all. It’s easy to use for sure – as advertised. The most complicated part was masking the interior. The car turned out great. People can’t believe I did it myself, and it’s holding up great!” Bob concludes.
Congratulations to Bob on his beautiful car!
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After Painting with ColorBond LVP Refinisher
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