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Message started by puffback on Jun 30th, 2012 at 8:32am

Title: changing color
Post by puffback on Jun 30th, 2012 at 8:32am
can i change my smoke gray interior to white with th painy/dye?

darren

Title: Re: changing color
Post by blue 77 on Jun 30th, 2012 at 2:26pm
Darren, I've not done it, but I think you should be able to change the smoke to white.  Obviously it will be harder than changing a light color to darker one and might take a couple of applications.  However, don't believe it would be impossible to do though.  Just be sure to get more white than you think it will take and order it all at the same time.  That way you get it all from the same lot, as there can be slight variances in color and shade from one lot to another.  Taking enough time and applying several coats shoud do the trick.  I would say go for it and good luck.  Let us know how it turns out if you decide to try it.

Dale 

Title: Re: changing color
Post by Redwingvette on Jun 30th, 2012 at 4:54pm
Also be aware that the seats will rub off from time to time and will have to be redone. The door arm rest may have the same issue.

Title: Re: changing color
Post by wnmech on Jul 1st, 2012 at 9:38am
Darren
I agree with redwingvette about the seats and the dye rubbing off.  I redyed my dash and my door panels and console and it has held up great.  If I were you I would buy new seat covers and maybe new padding for the seats thru willcox they are affordable and the new foam padding really makes a differance.
Rick

Title: Re: changing color
Post by Knotacare on Jul 2nd, 2012 at 5:16am
The dye will rub off on the seats, the other areas can be done, but it's gonna cost a few bucks for all that dye. Get some gray or white primer to save on the cost of the dye.
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

Title: Re: changing color
Post by TX 73 stock on Jul 2nd, 2012 at 6:09am
That's a tough one. I burned thru a most of a whole can just dying my seat backs and I was using the same color. However, if you do use primer then you should be able to get it the shade you want. I'd do everything except for the carpet and seats and buy replacements covers for those.

Charlie

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