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Update: FYI, I went with Dupli-color because it was available at O'Reilly Auto.
Gloss Black HVP-104 Dupli-Color
PS-200 Grease & Wax Remover
CP199 Adhesion Promoter
Windex and a lot of scrubbing with lintless cloth.

I followed your instructions on cleaning the windlace so I have high hopes it'll stick and last for many years with
care.

This is what it looks like. I'm satisfied. It matches the front and rear headliner plastic trim pretty good. Not perfect but
as good as it's gonna get. Thanks for helping me through another part of my project.
Sam

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very nice result.

you beat me to it, had all the cans arranged for a photo just as you listed them--then the kids interrupted and brain fade grabbed me.

should look great for years to come, and it fits and doesn't look hokey. well done.

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Old geezer chiming in late...the laces back then just like other plastic and vinyl products had a specialized prep solvent cleaner and a specialized bonder/primer which was necessary for a good paint or dye adhesion...on the other hand, the paint or dyes wore off with use as they were surface coatings only. I’m doubtful that the current off the shelf products will supply much of a satisfactory long lasting finish as recent government regulations have greatly reduced the amount of plasticizers and solvents in modern products and they differ greatly with vintage products. Since these products have aged their solvent levels have also changed, and their compatibility may be in question As well. Only trial and error will tell. I’d have to check to see if the original prep sols and bonders are still available but I doubt it. I do know a “ vintage” body specialist I could ask if need be.
 

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Update: FYI, I went with Dupli-color because it was available at O'Reilly Auto.
Gloss Black HVP-104 Dupli-Color
PS-200 Grease & Wax Remover
CP199 Adhesion Promoter
Windex and a lot of scrubbing with lintless cloth.

I followed your instructions on cleaning the windlace so I have high hopes it'll stick and last for many years with
care.

This is what it looks like. I'm satisfied. It matches the front and rear headliner plastic trim pretty good. Not perfect but
as good as it's gonna get. Thanks for helping me through another part of my project.
Sam

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Nice I recently used the same Dupli-Color last week end on my mirror assy. The mirror was already black but for the mirror bracket cover it was Forrest Green. It worked out nice. The adhesion is great, been bending it and its sticking. The lighting makes them look different colors but there the same color.

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let's be honest: most of our cars will see relatively minor wear and tear, and lead garage-kept pampered lives compared to original usage, mainly away from harmful UV rays.

case in point, our garaged '66 has the black window trim sprayed Dupli-Color red for years and still looks great--and the only prep was wiping with paint thinner using paper towels.

using cleaner prep and adhesion promoter should provide adequate adhesion, keeping things looking decent for years to come.

-Rusty
 

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Thanks for your info guys. If there were special products used back in the day, then who ever made them should have known
what they were doing. I hope the same theory is correct with today's products. There have been many discoveries in plastics
and chemicals over the decades so my only choice would be to rely on the opinion and experience of you guys who have used
the more modern products. I would think that a large company like Dupli-Color would have done some research before marketing
a product for this specific purpose. The windlace is a part of the car that would have less wear so my thinking would be that it
would be durable. Of course, I can be wrong and it'll just flake off instead of wearing off but I also did some bending tests on
my windlace this morning and didn't see any deterioration such as cracking. I guess only time will tell. If it fails maybe some
company will have offered a suitable windlace substitute by then.

Once again, you guys have come through with great opinions and advice. SNS is the greatest!
NPHNP, (y)
Sam
 
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On another note.....While I was rambling around on the internet I happen to run across some windlace that is produced for
the 1968 Nova which has a very similar design. Only problem is it isn't offer in "by the foot" sales. I did find it listed on a site
and they listed the original manufacturer as being GOLDEN STAR. Unfortunately I couldn't find any reference to who they
are or any info. If this was offered in optional lengths, it just might pass as a substitute. Anybody know who this company is?

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