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JAHetfield

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443 posts

46 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Not as in with a hangover but as in to dye something another colour.

Fed up looking at my drab grey interior and have managed to pick up a black parcel shelf so have decided to go all out.

Seats aren't an issue, I'm on the lookout for a set of 80s black and white tiger print fluffy seat covers biggrin

I'm thinking more on the carpet and cloth trim on the door cards.

I've experimented with spray paint before. Turned out ok to look at but felt funny to the touch and I'd rather do a proper job on the wee Polo than a half assed attempt.

So who can recommend something? I've been thinking of mixing dye and water and putting it on with a spray bottle but I don't want it rubbing off on the elbows of my nice white shirt.

Eighteeteewhy

7,094 posts

65 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Ummm...


Popcorn.

AndyBrew

2,750 posts

116 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Can you spray paint carpet, not surprised it felt funny to the touch LOL!

Another Fluffer

3,886 posts

62 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Get the seats re-upholstered?

Ian974

1,901 posts

96 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Actually on topic, I would be semi-interested in the outcome of this. Is it reasonably straight forward to dye a rooflining and carpet? Vaguely considering tarting up a cheapo hatchback as a second car...

welshjohn

1,209 posts

78 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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When i was valeting we used to get hold of a fabric dyes for just this purpose.stained carpets and trim etc.

this stuff
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&...

stewjohnst

679 posts

58 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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In the old days we'd just go to a scrap knackers yard and find a different interior from a wreck we liked the look of.


IanRubie

68 posts

43 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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callmedave

1,810 posts

42 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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Im sure i remember seeing a wheeler dealer type program, where the rattled canned the interior, and it turned out fine. went from grey to black i believe, think it was a 205 interior they done.

This jog anyones memory?

Callmedave

NateWM

1,497 posts

76 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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Autosmart Midnight Black dye.

FANTASTIC STUFF. I use it all the time, and it has never let me down. I re-dyed my GS300's carpet when I first bought around 2 years ago, and it still looks great and has not worn off at all.

A little advice OP. Prep is everything! Make sure the carpet or fabric is clean and dry, and make sure to mask up any parts that could be oversprayed. Also, spend an hour getting the seats and headlining out. It will make your job A LOT easier!

Edit: As for using spray paint, it will have the desired look, but won't last long and will result in the fabrics feeling rough...It feels like running your hand over someone hair full of dried hairgel...horrible!

Edited by NateWM on Thursday 14th June 15:32

iphonedyou

4,847 posts

54 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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JAHetfield said:
Not as in with a hangover but as in to dye something another colour.
Dyeing. That would have prevented any confusion wink

JAHetfield

Original Poster:

443 posts

46 months

Tuesday 19th June 2012
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iphonedyou said:
JAHetfield said:
Not as in with a hangover but as in to dye something another colour.
Dyeing. That would have prevented any confusion wink
Leave me alone, I only got a B in English :P



NateWM, sound advice, I will look into getting some. Thank you smile

GoneAnon

1,380 posts

49 months

Tuesday 19th June 2012
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JAHetfield said:
Leave me alone, I only got a B in English :P
Don't worry, you only missed an E in dyeing!

daemonoid

171 posts

45 months

Tuesday 19th June 2012
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I imagine the OP as the automotive equivalent of:


JAHetfield

Original Poster:

443 posts

46 months

Tuesday 19th June 2012
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Very good lol.

The only way to learn is by trying things and see if they work. Believe it or not, I'm fairly competant with mechanical stuff and electrics, I completely rewired and changed every hydraulic pipe on a Citroen Xantia in 3 days! Just not much good at bodywork or upholstery stuff. As they say, every day is a school day!