Interior Samples Finally Arrived!

posted Aug 8, 2012, 7:33 PM by Jonathan Imberi
I ordered interior samples from 1A Auto on July 6th. They finally arrived today. We received 13 different interior samples in various shades of tan. Based on their match to each other and the similarity to the original carpet and material, we chose these four.

The sample labeled "Sail Panels & Headliner" is the material that will cover the t-top headliner, t-top shades, sun visors and sail panels. We chose #1755 Light Saddle.

The sample labeled "Seat Fabric & Door Panels" is the material that will cover the velour section of the door panel and is what we will submit to the upholsterer to match the seat fabric to. Ideally this fabric would be the same. We chose #P775E Sandstone.

The sample labeled "Carpet" is the carpet for the flooring of the car as well as the carpet that  will be used on the plastics. We chose #8384 Desert Tan. This carpet is actually sourced from Auto Custom Carpets.

The sample labeled "Door Panel Vinyl" is the vinyl that will appear just on the door panels. We chose #90022 Palomino Sierra.

We took the following pictures below in various lighting conditions. (Note: the dark spot in the middle of the "Door Panel Vinyl" sample is actually bleed-through from the permanent marker 1A Auto used to write the number on the back.)

Indoor compact fluorescent lighting (warm):


Indoor compact fluorescent lighting (cool):




In direct sunlight:


I have also found the proper paint color for the plastics. Krylon actually makes the closest match to the original color that I have been able to find. It is in a gloss though so it will need a semi-gloss clear coat to diminish the sheen.