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11/25/14 11:33am - Original Message: 'Interior Repairs'
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1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

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Has anyone taken on the task of repairing the mouldings.  My interior is pretty rough but I'm sure some of them could be easily repaired.  I didn't really find anything on the internet that pertained to them as they are not really vinyl or leather not sure what they call that type of moulding, seems like its almost a pressed paper or cork or something.  Anyways any suggestions would be helpful.

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11/25/14 1:03pm - Reply: 'Re: Interior Repairs'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Which moldings are you referring to?
The windshield moldings, and the lower rear window moldings are padded, vinyl covered abs plastic. If they're cracked, or broken, you might be able to glue them back together, but if the vinyl is torn/cracked, that's a different story. This is a passenger side trim molding for the windshield.



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11/25/14 4:31pm - Reply: 'Re: Interior Repairs'
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yeah the pillar mouldings have chunks out of them so they will have to be replaced, more or less just wondering how to fix a small hole or build up a screw hole so they can be reused

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11/25/14 6:42pm - Reply: 'Re: Interior Repairs'
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11/25/14 11:37pm - Reply: 'Re: Interior Repairs'
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You can fill in the screw holes from behind with an epoxy, or something similar, and then re-drill the holes. If the vinyl is damaged, there are a couple of products out there for dash/seat repairs that might work, but I don't know how well they look afterwards....never seen it done in person.  Thumbs Up

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11/26/14 4:53am - Reply: 'Re: Interior Repairs'
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what I found when I tried to repair mine was the abs was so brittle that taking it off without damaging more was next to impossible.  I ended up replacing them.  

I have use that or a similar patch kit the first issue is getting the color to match.  The second is getting the texture to match.  I was not any good at either.


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11/26/14 5:11am - Reply: 'Re: Interior Repairs'
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I have done some repairs like this.

 I used expanding foam for holes,trim it back after it has set,oh use masking tape as close to damage as possible.

I got a moulding medium .took a mould of grain.then pressed that in to top finish.

play about abit to get what you want when your happy with it,spray it to colour of your choice.

it's fiddly but can be done. have sharp hobby blades to hand.

hope this helps.



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11/26/14 10:32am - Reply: 'Re: Interior Repairs'
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thanks people sometime when I go to city Ill check out whats out there for products and well see how it goes.

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