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Old 07-13-2004, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone ever dye or paint a vinyl seat??

I might possibly dye or paint my faded gold seats to black, the covers are in excellent shape but are faded.. any suggestions???

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Old 07-13-2004, 09:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anyone ever dye or paint a vinyl seat??

I have done this with a few cars.I used spray dye. One for the vinyl and another for the cloth (all black) looks great had some wear off over time but a quick spray and its fixed. Also it dryes super fast.
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Old 07-13-2004, 09:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Anyone ever dye or paint a vinyl seat??

I went to our local automotive paint store and bought what they suggested to use on a vinyl seat last year that I wanted to change from gold to blue.

Still looks great today after everyday use!




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Old 07-13-2004, 09:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Anyone ever dye or paint a vinyl seat??

You can get upholstery die at your local auto paint supply shop. I bought a quart of black dye, and it covered the back seat, door panels, dash, and the inner quarter panels.
That was four years ago, and it has held up well, with little to no fade. It's a daily driver that sits in the Georgia sun Mon-Fri.
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Old 07-13-2004, 09:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Anyone ever dye or paint a vinyl seat??

Yep. Thorough preparation is the key to a lasting job. Clean, clean, then clean some more. I used rubbing alcohol as a good prep and it removes silicones really well. Follow directions on the dye to the letter. I put my seats on the Comet out in the sun to warm up some. It really helped em take the dye better.
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Old 07-13-2004, 10:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Anyone ever dye or paint a vinyl seat??

Yes. I dyed a green seat black using a shoe dye. It worked fine. Never rubbed off and was very cheap. Just go to a shoe repair business.
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Old 07-13-2004, 11:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Anyone ever dye or paint a vinyl seat??

Well this makes me happy, thanks guys.. now where are you guys getting the dye, I have been having problems locating it on the net, I dont really have a local paint shop...
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Old 07-13-2004, 11:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Anyone ever dye or paint a vinyl seat??

I've done it using prep and dye from Belkirk Mustang in Bellevue, Washington. The colors are Mustang factory spec and when done properly it works perfectly.
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Yes. I dyed a green seat black using a shoe dye. It worked fine. Never rubbed off and was very cheap. Just go to a shoe repair business.
Why would you want to mess up a perfectly good green seat?
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Old 07-14-2004, 08:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Anyone ever dye or paint a vinyl seat??

i agree with gtcoupe. eastwood tools has dye but they also carry the preps that should be used with it. using the right prep before dye is the key imo.
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Old 07-14-2004, 03:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Anyone ever dye or paint a vinyl seat??

Thanks guys, I think the dye at eastwood is what Im going to go with..
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