Restoring inner shell finish

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    Can anyone suggest a good way of restoring the finish on the inner shell of a Windjammer? The dash area of mine is quite faded and I'm wary of trying to paint the textured surface. Also the vinyl cover of the left side pocket is faded and stained - can these be renovated? I did do a search on the forums but could not find anything on this.
     
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    They have paint for plastic surfaces that should work. Just make sure to spray it on thin so it retains that textured surface. If you take your old vinyl cover to an upholstery shop they can sew you up a new one. A simple cover without the cigarette pack pocket should be cheap. If you want the pocket the cost will go up because it's a a bit complicated to make it correctly. I used some Lexan to make a lockable hard cover for my left pocket. I did that because I came out of Wal-Mart and found someone had opened it up looking for anything of value. I also wanted to mount a CB Radio so I could communicate with other Bikers with factory installed CB Radios. I made a simple form of wood covered with felt as the form. I then put a sheet of Lexan a little larger than what I needed in an oven at 312 degrees F. Once it was up to temperature I pulled it out and laid it on the form. It molded itself to the form. I let it cool a couple of hours and then trimmed it to fit. Then it got painted black so no one could see what's inside. I also installed a lock and hung a CB radio on it. The CB easily fits in the pocket ready to hang on the mount when I want it. Here's a picture of it.
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    Thanks, I might try paint. I guess using primer for plastic would help. Your pocket cover looks good. I thought about making a fibreglass one but your method sounds easier.
     
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