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liam.mccaffrey

posted on 5/7/18 at 04:15 PM Reply With Quote
Dying (sp?) Leather?!

I want to fit some newer volvo 960 leather seats in my volvo 240. Has anyone had any sucess dying grey leather to black?? Is it feasable?

Any advice greatfully recieved.





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jps

posted on 5/7/18 at 04:37 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by liam.mccaffreyDying (sp?)


Indeed, isn't English great... Despite looking strange it's "dyeing"...

Only experience I have is of using the wrong colour shoe polish... But a quick Google suggests it's a common enough thing to do. This on PH mentions a couple of products (and a good analogy of "would you paint the exterior yourself?) https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=48&t=482197

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Angel Acevedo

posted on 5/7/18 at 08:02 PM Reply With Quote
In my experience with shoes....
There will be some decoloring of the new color regardless of number of applications...
There will be color transfer to whatever rubs on it..
With those two in mind, I wouldn´t want to use it on seats...
Door cards and steering wheel maybe...
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UncleFista

posted on 5/7/18 at 08:13 PM Reply With Quote
Car interior leather "dye" is really a paint, it works really well. Covers easily well enough to change from one colour to another, doesn't transfer onto clothes etc.
Check youtube for videos





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nick205

posted on 6/7/18 at 09:34 AM Reply With Quote
Never dyed leather myslef, but...

Did ovloV 960's only come with grey leather seats (or do you already have the seats)?

If they came with black leather seats can you not get hold of a set of black ones?

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Angel Acevedo

posted on 6/7/18 at 04:58 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by UncleFista
Car interior leather "dye" is really a paint, it works really well. Covers easily well enough to change from one colour to another, doesn't transfer onto clothes etc.
Check youtube for videos


UncleFista.
Paint may look good for a while, but I have already seen examples of it flaking over time.
So it´s fading against flaking...

Liam.
Selling your grey seats and buying black ones may be the way to go...


Here in Mexico Black leather seats are not that popular ´cause they heat up pretty badly...





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