So my 69 Parisienne had the headliner destroyed by mice. I have purchased a replacement white headliner as the light green is not available and the SEM colour match comes out yellow. Incorrect code.
Do I just install the white headliner and live with it or are there any other custom vinyl dye choices?
According to the paint supplier they can't scan the colour of the clean swatch I have.
Eric - Regina, SK
1935 Chev 3 Window Coupe - Standard
1967 Mustang Convertible
1969 Firebird 350 HO Convertible
1969 Camaro X11-V8 car
1969 2+2 was a 396 car
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Absolutely true, I've been down that road with several paint suppliers. They insist they cannot scan anything with a grain such as upholstery [vinyl or fabric] or a headliner with on embossed pattern.
Had to go with an approximation mix which does not always correspond to the original.
As the man said, "Ya pays yer money and Ya takes yer chances"!
The only safe colors are black and parchment [white].
I went to the paint shop and got them to give me the quart of sem that they had mixed some time ago that came out baby poop yellow (drop on left side of paper). I mixed in dark green sem until I got, what I feel, is a satisfactory result.
Later this spring I will stretch the headliner out and give it blast of colour and install.
The beauty of the SEM spray bombs is , they spray in any position. I've done a couple of headliners now in the car. I used to take them out and nail them to a wall to spray them before.
Where did you purchase the headliner- who is the manufacturer? Did you shop around and compare different products? I'm curious more about quality than price. Did you find something (aside from colour) that is an exact match for the original headliner in terms of fabric texture, pattern etc? I may be in the market for a headliner sometime down the road. I'm going to keep an eye on your project and hopefully you can keep us all up to speed on how it turns out. Thanks!
remember that the Canadian Pontiac uses the same headliner including sail panels as the Impala Sport (fast back). I believe the correct grain is Bedford some times called 'ribbed'. I feel ACME make the nicest headliners but they do not sell retail.
Dale @ NOS
Thanks for the info Dale. I'm still a ways off getting a restoration underway- probably next spring. But I will contact you when I'm closer to that time. I will also be looking for the best quality door panels and seat covers available. In parchment/white. I will need a white convertible top too. I hear it's a long wait to get door panels made. I may need a set for a hardtop too- eventually. Anyhow, thanks for your info.
I think they have that same shape as the Impala but definitely not the same pattern. I've read there's quite a difference in quality and some of the brands and manufactures. And maybe some new products that are quite good. But I've heard it may take up to six months from order to receive them. Good thing I have lots of time!
11 1969 American Pontiacs
and a 1969 Canadian 2+2