Three Awesome Transformations using ColorBond LVP Refinisher – Colorbond Paint

Three Awesome Transformations using ColorBond LVP Refinisher

Posted on August 01 2019

Three Awesome Transformations using ColorBond LVP Refinisher

We were recently looking back at customer projects we have covered over the past year, thinking which of those were the most dramatic transformations. Here three that really stood out.

Lilith Garcia – 2014 VW Jetta 

Lilith Garcia transformed the interior of her 2014 Volkswagen Jetta show car from somewhat boring to incredible! Using aerosol ColorBond LVP Refinisher car interior paint in BMW Burgundy #257, she painted the door panel inserts, arm rests, shift knob trim, stereo/ventilation system control panel, center storage compartment, and all protective plastics covers that fit in the cup holders and door recesses.

Lilith explained “We decided we were going to do the interior painting ourselves. No matter how it turned out, we were going to shoot for it. Though, I was concerned if it was going to stick - if it would it adhere. I was especially wondering how it would bond in sharp folds and creases. It turned out the paint really grabbed in those creases. It is really stuck on. Also, it won’t scratch.”

We had replaced the seats and were going to have the armrests reupholstered to match, which was going to be pricey. Leather was $44.50 per yard and between that and upholstery shop labor (including dismantling the doors) the cost was going to be $500. I decided to use ColorBond Paint, and the armrests came out great. So, I kept going and did the door panel inserts, arm rests, shift knob trim, stereo/ventilation system control panel, center storage compartment, and all protective plastics covers that fit in the cup holders and door recesses. An upholstery shop would have charged thousands to refinish these parts.” Five cans of LVP Refinisher were used to paint these components – a total of $82.45. Add to that $15.95 for a can of Adhesion Promoter (recommended) and the grand total comes to only $98.60 for an incredible transformation!

Jetta Interior Before Restyling


Jetta Interior After Painting with ColorBond LVP Refinisher

Chris Ito - 1964 Ford Thunderbird  

Chris Ito recently shared the results of the refurbishment of his 1964 Ford Thunderbird interior using ColorBond LVP Refinisher car interior paint. As Design Director with a major vehicle manufacturer, Chris understands vehicle interior styling, and use of interior paints and dyes. We are pleased Chris believes ColorBond is the best interior paint available.

“I was on vacation in Venice Beach, Florida visiting my in laws. I was bored and surfing online when I came across the Thunderbird. It was a stalled restoration. The car had sat outside in the Florida sun for years with the top down. The previous owner had done the body, paint, engine and suspension, but the interior hadn’t been restored.

The original red vinyl and interior plastic had severely discolored in the sun. The vinyl had been baked to a brown color. Chris said he decided to simply repaint the interior with car interior paint.

Chris said he tried other brands of automotive interior paints but was never happy with the results, saying that other brands of paint went on too thick, which made it prone to cracking. He finally rediscovered ColorBond through the Thunderbird restoration parts supplier he buys from.

“I used 14 cans of LVP Refinisher to complete the project. ColorBond just lays down nice. It is a thin coat that has excellent coverage. It doesn’t crack, and with the coat being thin, it doesn’t hide the grain pattern of the vinyl or plastic. When I got done it looked exactly like red vinyl! My friends couldn’t believe it.” Chris continues “ColorBond is the best interior trim color paint I had ever used during my 30 years in the industry.”

T-Bird Interior Before Repainting

T-Bird Interior After Repainting

Michael Murphy - 2001 Porsche Boxster

Michael Murphy is a professional user of ColorBond LVP Refinisher auto interior paint. As owner of Carisma Auto Specialty, a company located in West Chester, Pennsylvania that specializes in paintless dent removal, as well as interior and windshield repair. Michael does great work and we are always pleased to see the great results he achieves with ColorBond.

Michael started using ColorBond 10 years ago after he came across the company at a mobile tech convention. “Malcolm Johnson was demonstrating the product by painting a leather jacket and then having people try to scratch it.” says Michael. “I was very impressed! I couldn’t feel where the paint was. ColorBond LVP Refinisher auto interior paint has excellent coverage and opacity. It doesn’t have to be put on in thick coats. So, the texture of the surface being painted is retained. The results look like the original factory finish.”

Check out Michael’s recent project, the refurbishment of his own car, a 2001 Porsche Boxster that he bought as a fixer-upper. For this job he used LVP Refinisher in both aerosol and concentrate form. Believe it or not, the Porsche had been in a minor accident and then used on a Florida estate to cart gardening items around. They actually carried hay bales in the trunk! The windshield had been broken out and the interior ruined as the car was parked outdoors and exposed to the elements. Michael found a replacement interior at a salvage yard and painted it red. All the plastic trim was refinished with ColorBond. The car turned out incredibly well!

Porsche Interior Before Restoration

Porsche Interior After Restoration

Congratulations to Lilith, Chris and Michael for their beautiful, dramatic and high-quality results using ColorBond LVP Refinisher.

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Reviewed by: Malcolm Johnson

Reviewed by: Malcolm Johnson

Malcolm Johnson founded and operated ColorBond Paint since 1996. He has over 30 years of experience in the automotive painting industry. ColorBond Paint specializes in leather, vinyl, and plastic specific aerosol paint that is OEM approved for automotive manufacturers.


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