Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-14-2004, 11:07 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: TN
Posts: 101
Change interior color?

Is it possible to use a dye to change color of upholstery? Say, from Light Gray to Palomino?
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2004, 12:24 PM
afmcorp's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: NW Indiana LaPorte
Posts: 571
probably not with out bleaching the old color out. then i don't think you'd get the palamino you want. but i'd call the leatherique people to see. i know they have dyes for leather.
good luck
Thanks Much!

1972 350sl Red/Blk 117k
1988 420sel charcoal/Blk 140k
1987 420sel gold/tan 128k
See My Cars at:

Pound it to fit then Paint it to match!

There is only First Place and Varying degrees of last!

Old age and deceit will overcome Youth and Enthusiasm every time!

Putting the square peg in the round hole is not hard... IF you do it fast enough!

Old enough to know better but stupid enough to do it anyway!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2004, 12:47 PM
dmorrison's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Colleyville, Texas
Posts: 2,694
As craig said you may have to bleach out the old color. BUT what about the door panels, the headliner, the center consol, the rear window shelf, the door edge trim, the carpet , and some dashes were associated with certain color interiors.

1970 220D, owned 1980-1990
1980 240D, owned 1990-1992
1982 300TD, owned 1992-1993
1986 300SDL, owned 1993-2004
1999 E300, owned 1999-2003
1982 300TD, 213,880mi, owned since Nov 18, 1991- Aug 4, 2010 SOLD
1988 560SL, 100,000mi, owned since 1995
1965 Mustang Fastback Mileage Unknown(My sons)
1983 240D, 176,000mi (My daughers) owned since 2004
2007 Honda Accord EX-L I4 auto, the new daily driver
1985 300D 264,000mi Son's new daily driver.(sold)
2008 Hyundai Tiberon. Daughters new car
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2004, 01:06 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: TN
Posts: 101
My seats are/were Palomino but in sad shape. I have found some Gray leather seats in excellent shape (and cheap!). I know this is a longshot, but was curious as to whether it is possible to alter color by re-dyeing. Maybe not...
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2004, 01:07 PM
Hatterasguy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Milford, CT
Posts: 19,306
Buy a junk car with a palomino interior, and put it in your's. Or sell yours and buy a nice car with a palomino. I don't think dye would ever make it look right, or evan if it can be done.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2004, 06:12 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 3,726
I wouldn't try this on a nice newer car but if you'r talking about something that doesn't have much market value, and on the non-seating surfaces, I would say it's a viable project. The "dyes" on the market, Leatherique, ColorPlus and SEM Sure Coat, are not penetrating dyes, they are surface coatings with very good coverage. It sounds terrible but they are essentially paint (polymeric, elasomeric) that remains flexible. They also wear very well. On a non-wear surface you can put them on quite thin, not lose the grain of the leather, and still get good coverage and durability. I think it's a question of the market value of the car and how much work you're willing to put into it.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page