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Old 01-14-2004, 11:07 AM
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Change interior color?

Is it possible to use a dye to change color of upholstery? Say, from Light Gray to Palomino?
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:24 PM
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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.
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:47 PM
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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.

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Old 01-14-2004, 01:06 PM
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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...
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Old 01-14-2004, 01:07 PM
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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.
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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.
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