faded carpets/spray dye recolour

faded carpets/spray dye recolour

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TJC46

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2,156 posts

209 months

Thursday 21st February 2013
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Hi guys the carpets in my chim have faded very badly,to what seems like a light green colour, but otherwise are in very good condition.

Anyway after a bit of research i came across this thread

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

I decided to follow "swanjacks" idea and initially purchased 2 tins of charcoal grey from here.

http://www.fabricspray.co.uk/upholstery-spray-pain...

I am very pleased with the results so far. I need to finish off the interior this weekend but heres a few pics of progress so far.


[url]|http://thumbsnap.com/DbUmv49t
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The last pic clearly shows the colour dye as you start to spray.
Final pic shows the rear shelf and bulkhead all masked off ready to dye this weekend.

Will post some pics of all the interior when its finished.

chris1972

3,597 posts

140 months

Thursday 21st February 2013
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TJC46 said:
Hi guys the carpets in my chim have faded very badly,to what seems like a light green colour, but otherwise are in very good condition.

Anyway after a bit of research i came across this thread

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

I decided to follow "swanjacks" idea and initially purchased 2 tins of charcoal grey from here.

http://www.fabricspray.co.uk/upholstery-spray-pain...

I am very pleased with the results so far. I need to finish off the interior this weekend but heres a few pics of progress so far.


[url]|http://thumbsnap.com/DbUmv49t
.

The last pic clearly shows the colour dye as you start to spray.
Final pic shows the rear shelf and bulkhead all masked off ready to dye this weekend.

Will post some pics of all the interior when its finished.
I wanted to do this myself. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished results!

WokingWedger

1,030 posts

208 months

Friday 22nd February 2013
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What did you do to prepare the capets befor spraying ?

Just hoover and wash ?

WokingWedger

1,030 posts

208 months

Friday 22nd February 2013
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Which did you use , the 'upholstery spray' , or the 'soft fabric spray'

Looks good !

WokingWedger

1,030 posts

208 months

Friday 22nd February 2013
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Sorry, should have thought before posting 3 seperate questions.

Have you sprayed over the edge binding as well as the carpet itself ?

Does the carpet feel at all 'hard' now ?

Does it appear to rub off at all ?

SwanJack

1,914 posts

275 months

Friday 22nd February 2013
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Glad to be of help OP!!. I'm really pleased as to how mine turned out.

You need the upholstery spray, the other stuff is for making designs on t-shirts IIRC. Mine hasn't rubbed off. If you get it on the vinyl binding, just wipe it off with a damp cloth, the spray is vegetable based,it will come off the vinyl when dry, but it takes more effort. If you rub the stuff in with a nailbrush, the carpets will stay soft.

Edited by SwanJack on Friday 22 February 10:13

TJC46

Original Poster:

2,156 posts

209 months

Friday 22nd February 2013
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WokingWedger said:
What did you do to prepare the capets befor spraying ?

Just hoover and wash ?
Just a good hoover. You could wash the footwell carpets[the ones that you can easily remove]if you wanted but make sure they are dry.

TJC46

Original Poster:

2,156 posts

209 months

Friday 22nd February 2013
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WokingWedger said:
Which did you use , the 'upholstery spray' , or the 'soft fabric spray'

Looks good !
Use the upholstery spray and either rub well in with a cloth or use a nail brush or similar.
The vynil on the carpet edge can be wiped off straight away whilst it still wet.

Once dry i tried with a wet cloth to see if any off it came off and it doesnt.

I did remove both seats and the centre console, and masked off everything else before starting to spray.

TJC46

Original Poster:

2,156 posts

209 months

Saturday 23rd February 2013
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Just finished putting it all back together, and i am very pleased with the results.
It took 4 tins of charcoal grey and 1 tin of red for the overmats to complete it all. So all in it cost about £60.00 but i did remove the seats, door cards and the centre console, so quite a bit of work involved.

Anyway heres a few pics of the finished job.











chris1972

3,597 posts

140 months

Saturday 23rd February 2013
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Looks good!

alphaone

1,019 posts

176 months

Saturday 23rd February 2013
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Job well done ! They have come up really well

SILICONEKID350HP

14,997 posts

234 months

Saturday 23rd February 2013
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Which carpets did you remove? Looks fantastic !

Edited by SILICONEKID350HP on Saturday 23 February 17:46

Mr Supercharged

494 posts

160 months

Saturday 23rd February 2013
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Looks great, can I commission you to do mine? smilesmile

oily mist

145 posts

162 months

Sunday 24th February 2013
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That's a great looking finish. I've been wondering what to do with my carpets which are slightly faded in a couple of places. Reckon you've convinced me that this is the way to go. Thanks for posting.