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Interior dye help needed.

Marlar

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I am in the process of returning my '65 vert to it's original exterior and upholstery color. It was white and the exterior was Nassau Blue. Thus the dash needs to be blue. The center console vinyl trim would have been blue also. I see that there are "dyes" available. If a primer (also offered by various vendors) is applied, will a blue dye work satisfactorily as a brush on treatment? Neither the primer nor the clear coat to protect the "dyed" vinyl seems to be available in anything but the aerosol cans.

Can anyone give me the benifit of their experience with this approach (the cheap approach vs a new console/dash cover and dash pads)?

:confused
 

cfalson

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Call Wilcox Corvette they sell both the dye and primer for Corvette colors in aresol cans. Problem is its expensive and from White to blue may be a coverage problem.
 

Marlar

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Call Wilcox Corvette they sell both the dye and primer for Corvette colors in aresol cans. Problem is its expensive and from White to blue may be a coverage problem.


Thanks. I have not heard of Wilcox Corvette, but will Google the name. Actually, I am going from black to a light Blue and that may cause some coverage problems if the primer does not act as a real primer.

:ugh
 

Marlar

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It's Willcox (two l's). :)

John Z:

Google took me to the same place with the one "l". Anyhow, I was hoping for someone with experience using the dyes to chime in. Several vendors sell the stuff, but that is no assurance that the stuff works well. My upholsery guy says that the newer dyes, as opposed to years ago, are not as good and do not wear as well. :duh Of course, he spells "dye" as "die". What can you do.....
 

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