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Old 03-17-2007, 07:13 PM   #1
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Alright guys and gals, I went out on a limb.. Took a BIG risk.. and OMG did it ever pay off!!

I saw a thread on Team-Integra where a guy was dying his carpet black, the usual way w/dye/water in a tub.
To complete his tan to black interior, he used Duplicolor Vinyl and Fabric dye (comes in a spray can) to do his seats.

They came out pretty good. I had a spare set of seats that were left over from when I installed black leathers, in my GSR.
I figured I"d try it out and see how it looked.

OMG.. I used 1 can of paint, complete can and the seat looked factory. The following day (today) I bought several more cans ( I think 7 total) and my buddy (Eli) and I pulled my carpet out (tan) and my back seat and went to work.

3 hours later... I have a freakin SEXY BLACK INTERIOR!

Here's the pics from beginning to the end....

What I was starting out with... Nasty tan carpet (pulled out of a junk car)




Here is a comparision of the stock seat and a seat dyed.



Can't tell it came out of a can, can you?


The seats were already out, but we had to get the current seats/carpet out.. so the real work begins...

Nasty.. Again, I did none of those stains, it was on the carpet when I got it. You shoudl have seen the Gray carpet that came OUT of it... Wow.. This looks like new compared to that




Ran into a problem here.. We didnt have the right wrench/socket to fir this. SO, a trip up town to get some tools was needed.
Here's Eli workin on it..


And here's Eli being.. well.. Eli.


Here's the back seat BEFORE:


Here's the carpet out. Gets a thumb up from both of us!



Here's a pic of the rear seat section, new hotness and the old n' busted:



I say BOOO to nasty tan carpet.


And it begins...





I say YEAH! To half uber sexy black carpet



A nice action shot


Taa Freakin Daaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Que angels singing in harmony decending from heaven)



So, after the carpet was done, I went back to working on the rear seat. I ALMOST get done and I run out of dye.. SOOOOOOOO Close.. You can see how close I was. Had to get another can


Here is the last pic of the rear seat..

And we ran out of daylight. We did manage, however, to re-assemle the interior, seats and all, save for the wiring of my sub and fan switch. So I don't have a compete interior shot YET... I will tomorrow

Before:

After!!


Any discoloration the seats may look like they have is just the way the light is reflecting off of them. They are very evenly coated. Can't tell it came from a man with a can!

Now, the questions I'm sure you have..

#1 How hard is this?-- I've painted w/spray cans for years, so I'm very familiar w/how to use it (there is a technique) so its nice and even. But really, it's not hard. Just smooth even coats.

#2: How much did this cost?-- I used 7 cans, from Discount Auto and Walmart. Totaled around $30.00 to $35.00 max.

#3: Does the dye come off?-- Well, after it's dried, it does'nt. When I had to go back to town to get another an of paint, I wore a white shirt (as seen in the pic) and SAT on a white shirt just to see if they would get black on them.... NOTHING! No smears, no nothing.

#4: Would'nt the material be stiff and whatnot?-- Yes, it is. But, after you run your hand over it a few times, it softens up (some guys take pills so that doesn't happen, ha ha) . Feels like it was never sprayed.

#5: Doesn't your car smell now?-- Oh heck yes. It's rough. I'm expecting to have a smell for several days. I plan on vacuming it tomorrow and Febreezing it, so I"ll keep ya posted on how the smell is.

#6: Are you happy you did it?-- Eli and I agree that it looks better than we expected. It's such a HUGE difference from what I had and it really does look infinitely better.


And, I suppose that does it for now guys. I"ll post pics tomorrow after I vacume it out and I'm in the sun.

Hope this helps somebody out one day.. I know I'm sure happy I checked out that thread on T-I!

Enj0y.
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looks really good any pics of everything in the car?
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damn thats tight,came out clean man
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awesome job
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:21 PM   #6
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lol i'd pass out sitting in that car after it was sprayed all black

wow it looks very professional and oem
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looks great! im surprised everything came out so nice from a can
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my friend did this to his back seats(they were originally blue), and they look good. but the seats feel rough. i think its a bit sketchy PAINTING the interior black, but who would know. it looks like you did a great job. some pics with it in the car?
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what can did you use??? duplicolor or fabric dye??? planning to do same the same to mines...
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This was recommended to me by pretty much every shop I called looking to have some seats reupholstered. They all said it works perfectly and only fades like factory seats fade. Which makes sense because factory parts are, in fact, dyed too.


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what about door panels?
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show a pic of the can
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also is it gloss black or flat black???
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Damn thats sick!!!

Now im thinking of doing that to my tan interior if anything ill post pictures up too but then again not everyone rock tan interior lol
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what about the dash and stuff?
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what about the dash and stuff?
Vinyl dye. The hardest part is the plastics because it's not porous so you need to basically use spray paint, I think.
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looks good, care to show us wat can it is? show a pic of the can

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http://www.duplicolor.com/products/vinyloem.html

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un-******-believable, that is fantastic! I just might do that tomorrow! That is...mad props man, somethin so easy and it makes your car look twice as good. Sick!!!!!!!!
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that looks great! i will def try that if i decide to change my interior to black
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aw damn, I sense more people goin to the junkyard buyin tan interior parts because of this thread. Not to mention, the high price of black interior parts for sale will tailspin.

Nice job man. I am considering this for my tired *** carpet.
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Awesome! subscribed. I was thinking of doing this on my rex before, now I'm sure I will.
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I have been thinking about this. I have some guys I sell paint to that swear by that duplicolor stuff. They use it to touch up interiors when they detail cars. Like if stains are a bitch to get out they just paint them. Thought they were joking but they buy every color by the case.
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Awesome write-up! Nice job
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wow! thats awesome! i wanna do my interior which is grey but 2 afraid! good job though.
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