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I've bought new front/rear door panels, quarter trim, and carpet for my '69. The seats (bench front) are in excellent condition, no rips or tears. I'm afraid my new "stuff" will make mey seats look old. Is there a dye of some type to put on the seats? I've seen the spray can stuff, but does it cover smoothly and look natural? Is there any type of cream or paste to use to make them look "blacker". Anyone done this also?

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JR
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My 69 Convertible
Body work and interior started June 02 - UPDATED 8/26/02

My 2001 Z28 - LS1



[This message has been edited by jerryr (edited 08-26-2002).]
 

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The 71 El Camino I bought had a black interior. That is, I thought it was black. Original was green and the previous owner had painted the seat with a vinyl paint and it fooled me until I removed the upholstery. The dash pad as well. Since it was in good shape, I bought some vinyl paint and repainted it. It looks new.

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I bought a 55 chevy years ago and the previous owner had the seats done in a very ugly blue. They were in excellent shape and I used a product called Marhyde and I dyed them black. Not only did it hold up the next three years until I sold it, it still looked great when I bought it back 2 years after that. I am not sure if it is still around but it was great. No matter what you use be sure to prep the seats with a good cleaner and degreaser.
 

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My '72 Malibu had a Dark Green interior, faded and sun damaged. I took out everthing and sprayed it with Black Vinyl Dye, Looks perfect now. Just make sure to coat the vinyl heavily as it will absorb the dye making it uneven. The plastic all looks great and even the cloth visors. Just take your time and don't be surprised when you spend $50 on this stuff. Hope this helps.. -Dan
 

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Jerry, I'm in the process of doing a very similar job on my 69, should have the interior out this weekend. All my components are new or restored also. A good cleaning and heavy duty vinyl restorer like the POR15 works wonders, it's worth a shot. I used "Wet and Black" on my seats and they came out real nice. I hope my floorpan repairs come out as good as yours.
 
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