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Old 02-20-2003, 20:58   #1 (permalink)
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Staining/dying velour seats?

Hey guyz, my interior on my EB is in fairly good nik except for some browning of the velour on the front seat sides. Was wondering if the fabric can be stained or dyed to a darker grey colour? Ive had the car steam cleaned but the brownish colour wont come out! Can the velour on the seat base be replaced fairly cheaply by a upholsterer?

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The fabric can be dyed but it is a tedious job. You have to unhook all the tabs that hold the seat fabric on. If you can get hold of a twin tub washing machine, or a machine that has the rubber impeller on the bottom ths will make the job much easier. When you get the dye usually one packet makes 20 litres of dye. Use three packets for a washing machine (an old one or the missus will leave you) and put all of the seat fabric in, front and rear. the colour will then be an even colour. It has to be constantly in the cycle for 4 hours to make the job successful and prevent fading. I did this to my car and was very impressed. Each pak cost me about 5 dollars. Whatever you do, do not put the whole seat in a bathtub and try it this way, they will never dry! I think this is a very good way to go, but the upholsteror will at least give you the new finish whereas the dye will just stain the used fabric.
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