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Old 06-18-2015, 07:45 PM
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How easy & how well could blue seat be dyed to Palomino

I saw some nice 126 i think leather seats. I say "think because I was thinking about other stuff and only had an after thought when I got home. How easy would it be for a professional to do a color change from blue to palomino?

They were blue. I paid that much attention but same question for MBtex.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:49 PM
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Ain't gonna happen. You could go Palomino to Blue but you'll never get the blue out of the creases/welts.

You probably could go to "tobacco" from the Blue.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:55 PM
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If you could get the right color in a Duplicolor vinyl/fabric type of paint then you could do it. That stuff is tough and I've seen dark colors turned into light colors and stay that way even on seats. SEM is another one but they have a wider range of colors.

That's about the only thing that's going to work I think.

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Old 06-18-2015, 09:25 PM
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Ive done the blue to palomino ,Tasco paint supply here in Houston has the right color and product ,SEM and it looks great .Do remember its not cheap ,you will be using 3 cans of $15 spray cans for each seat,the bonding agent that goes down before the paint will also be needed .I would say $60 per seat .After a yr of weather and wear youll also need to touch up but just a quick spray across the seat and your done.I pulled the seats ,scuffed them while used soap and water ,leather I would skip this but use a damp warm towel at least to pull any oils off the seats.Dry a day and prep with the adhesive promotor ,then you can spray the seat paint pretty soon after.Yes ,the seams are hard to get to cover but not impossible if your putting the paint down .I got away with 5 cans for the frt seats ,had to take the netting off, the back was seat was 4 cans ,you can get away with 3 because your not doing the back of the seat .This will be more of a weekend project unless you pull and clean your seats on Friday night ,then start your painting at around 2pm ,the paint seat up after an hr and you can install in around 2 hrs .I left mine out for the next morning and was impressed by what a can of paint can do for an interior thats over 30 yrs old.

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Old 06-18-2015, 09:26 PM
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I used sem color coat to turn a black steering wheel into ivory. It easily hides dark colors, but longevity could be an issue.
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