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Leather Dye

quickjagg

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White 1981
Is there any way to dye the leather on my door panals? The top of the door panals is almost white from the sun.
Thanks for the help guys!
-Chris
 
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Corvette Craig

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Sure you can, Corvette Central, Mid America and Ecklers all offer the dye. It comes in assorited colors, spray and brush on.
I plan on (within the next few weeks) to change the interior in my 81 from Orange, to Black. I hope it works, I've seen some done at cars shows, looks pretty good.
Although, be prepaired to dye the console also, after dying the panels, just to make all the interior the same shade.

Good Luck:_rock
 

Nut

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Bowie, MD
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Vette-less for now
Craig,

Orange interior? What is your trim and paint tag code for the interior? Perhaps you have the Cinnabar (67C or 672) like mine. It looks orange to me. How is your daughters recovery coming along? Hope the other "issues" are resolving themselves too.

Regards......... Nut
 
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Corvette Craig

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Nut

Good to here from you.
Your right on the color of Cinnabar, but when speaking with others I call it Orange so they can relate.
Thanks for asking about the kid. She's doing fine, back to school and everything. Things are a little calmer now, the stress has passed, for now.

I just can't wait for the weather to break, I miss my VETTE.
 
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resto75

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Leather dye

I just bought a can of black Learther Aid which is a leather dye to try on my leather seats. This is more for cracking problems but might work for what you want also.

From what I know ( not much ) the spray on interior dyes are more like a spray paint and would be ok to do the whole panel or the whole interior. If a high quality touch up is whats needed this MIGHT be better. I received it Monday and haven't used it yet so who knows.

http://www.leatheraid.com/
 

GS Diva

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2,316
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Conway, SC
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2016 Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic Z06
Leather Aid

Roy,
I'll be anxious to see what you think of Leather Aid. I've heard about it but no first hand experiences. Could be of great help to many of us.

Lemon Peel aka Elaine
 

Wamp

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Apr 2, 2001
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274
Location
Arizona
Corvette
'74 Yellow/Tan int '96 Black/Black int LT4
sem products

I redid my whole interior last year with the SEM Products and I swear by them, Took out all interior pieces, you use the SEM Soap to clean the parts (cleans all other cleaners and oils off them) Then a pre conditioner (This turns them almost a white color, finally you use the SEM PAINT, this is not a dye but a plastic paint, it flex's so that it will not crack. My interior was medium saddle, SEM did not have that color so I went with a Palimeno (shade darker). It took me 12 weekends of disassembly, cleaning, painting and re-installing to do the whole interior but it all looks brand new.

Wamp 74'
 
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resto75

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Leather Aid

Elaine,,, I put the Leather Aid on my seats today, and it has to dry a day or so. MY seats weren't to bad but the black seemed kind of faded and almost looked dk gray instead of black. These are 1994 seats but one back cover is cracking some.

The Leather Aid definitely made them black again, and also made the leather shiney. It was similiar to polishing a old faded pair of black shoes. It doesnt fill in the cracks but it does make the cracked area where it is lighter black again so it matches better.

I don't know how long it will last but I guess it can't be worse then it was before I did it. It's not suppose to rub off on you clothes after a 12 hour drying period. I will probably let it dry a few days as I won't be driving the vette.

I think it will work out good. It was only 15 bucks with the shipping so it didn't break the bank.

Roy
 

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