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freakin
10-30-2005, 03:28 PM
I'm looking at buying a set of seats for my car, but they're bright red. I was thinking of dying them black so that they don't stand out like sore thumb in my car. Is this something that can be done? It's just a normal fabric, no leather/suede.

infected
10-30-2005, 04:13 PM
Ummm... never really heard of people dying their seats, they'd probably have to rip everything apart just to dye the cloth when you could just redo it in a different material.

ca2p3r
10-30-2005, 04:15 PM
reappolster (sp?)

whats so special about these red seats?

danlowteg
10-30-2005, 04:30 PM
so does this mean your buying my seats :D

duffspec
10-30-2005, 04:49 PM
I have dyed seats with Canadian tire fabric spray but, the cloth comes out a little hard. I really hasn't stained my clothing and it looks all right. Painted from blue to black if I had to painted a red seat black you would need to use more cans.

Weapon_R
10-30-2005, 04:51 PM
You can dye the fabric but you have to remove the seats. Safeway and COOP both sell these dyes

thinmyster
10-30-2005, 05:38 PM
i tried using clothing dye on some carpet and it didnt work. and i would not recomend it.. If you are going to buy those seats get them re-uphostered DO NOT CHEAP OUT!!! you'll save yourself a whole hell of alot of trouble.

do it right the first time

Weapon_R
10-30-2005, 05:40 PM
Better yet, buy the right seats.

thinmyster
10-30-2005, 05:46 PM
agreed ^^.. ive wasted alot of time/effort/money thinking the same way as freakin

lastprodigy
10-30-2005, 06:01 PM
yes either bu diff ones or get them recovered.......or just deal with the red :drama:

freakin
10-31-2005, 08:32 AM
The price was decent on the seats, so I picked them up last night. It looks like it's going to be a pain in the ass to change the color, so I guess that's out of the question. They're only for track use anyhow, I'm going to keep my stock seats in for daily driving.

I was hoping for an easier solution....spraypaint maybe...:rofl:

FungusMonkey
10-31-2005, 01:23 PM
well to do it a cheap way, get some dye and put it in a spray bottle. I dont know where to get any but just check around some stores. But im guessing youll need lots to get the whole thing covered in black.

Mr. Burns
10-31-2005, 01:30 PM
If you cheap out it will look like you cheaped out... and you will get little to no respect.

shadowz
10-31-2005, 02:05 PM
Dying your seats will leave them crusty, Ive seen it happen dont bother

freakin
10-31-2005, 04:06 PM
hehe, thanks for the input everyone....but like my last post already stated, I'm leaving them the color they are. I'm not terribly concerned about the respect that my seats would garner...they're just temp seats. I'll just live with red.

ex1z7
11-01-2005, 07:37 PM
:dunno: red with grey/black was all the rage a few months ago? C'mon - be a trend whore..

What's this track car look like? :)

glennc
11-14-2005, 10:56 AM
Find the right colour seat?

Other then that, RIT dye (safeway coop kind) doesnt work worth a SHIT :).

If your gonna dye them, go to a fabric store and get the real shit.

thinmyster
11-14-2005, 11:03 AM
did this ^^^^ it doesnt work either;)

lcbrownz
05-30-2009, 09:15 AM
There is a fabric spray paint called Simply Spray. It comes in assorted colors. You can buy at any fabric store. There is a video at SimplySpray.com how to use it. It can be sprayed directly onto light colored fabrics and dries in 30 minutes,and, best of all, the paint remains soft after drying. I sprayed it on my home stereo speaker cloth cover a month ago and it is still soft.

Dj_Stylz
05-30-2009, 10:02 AM
djayz dyed his seat's. It comes in a spray can and it turned out pretty good. He also did his headliner. Im just not sure what the spray is called haha.

djayz
05-30-2009, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by lcbrownz
There is a fabric spray paint called Simply Spray. It comes in assorted colors. You can buy at any fabric store. There is a video at SimplySpray.com how to use it. It can be sprayed directly onto light colored fabrics and dries in 30 minutes,and, best of all, the paint remains soft after drying. I sprayed it on my home stereo speaker cloth cover a month ago and it is still soft.



Originally posted by Dj_Stylz
djayz dyed his seat's. It comes in a spray can and it turned out pretty good. He also did his headliner. Im just not sure what the spray is called haha.


The stuff lcbrownz posted about is the stuff I used, I did pretty much my whole interiors fabric with this stuff and it came out quite nice. No crustiness to the seats, only on the first couple sittings but after that you can't tell the difference.

Not sure where to get this locally but I ordered mine online direct from the simplyspray site.