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Old 04-18-2004, 02:45   #1 (permalink)
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Could you use clothes dye on velour?

Well could you?

thought of it while i was bored and thought id ask.
I could see see a few potential problems with color consistancy, and may be a bit difficult to do
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Re: Could you use clothes dye on velour?

I think velour is acrillic? Not to sure wether it will take the colour. I think clothes die is more for cotton etc but I guess it wouldnt be hard to test it out...
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Re: Could you use clothes dye on velour?

well if i get bored enough in the next holidays, ill let ya know :)
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Re: Could you use clothes dye on velour?

Very true, most cloths dies will only dye Cottons.
You can get a spray dye for car interior fabrics.
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Re: Could you use clothes dye on velour?

I used VHT vinyl dye in my last car.
Havent seen a fabric one yet... havent really been looking either.

I think getting the color consitant with a spray may be a bit difficult, ill check it out
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I think you would get a better colour consistancy than with a soak type dye.
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Re: Could you use clothes dye on velour?

anyone done dying with the VHT spray? hows the outcome and the long term wear?does it run if you spill stuff on it??
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Im pretty keen to find out if it does work. Wouldnt mind doing the trim in my coupe. Drop me a message if you give it a shot... Cheers.
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Re: Could you use clothes dye on velour?

hmmmm.... balck or white interior in my ghia....... TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE PAINT!......

mabye i got black and white, and b a zebra haha
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Re: Could you use clothes dye on velour?

I used VHT vinyle dye in my EF. Had it for 6 months then sold it.

No real problems. Except it was a bit hard getting the dash done consistantly, and i think the sun made it fade a bit.
Only problem area was the window winders, kept coming off.

I used it on the dash, center consol and all the door trims.
Just make sure u pull as much of the stuuf as u can out, then spray it. Doenst come off when oversprayed.
Otherwise follow intructions on can and u should be right

I made a thread on what i done in the e-series forum mid-last year


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