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Old 02-04-2009
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Default Leatherette Interior

At one of the rallies we attended, someone had painted/stained the leatherette.
We have tried finding some info on doing this, but to no avail.

Any ideas??
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I have seen it work. Usually when I have seen it done it was by mobile services that visit used car lots or your local chop shop. Generally referred to as dyeing. A serious detail man might be able to point you to someone, once again, the sort of detail shop you find in an area of used car dealers.
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Any good leather shop should be able to help. Are you trying to just restore color or change it? I've had good success in restoring it with the various boot dyes (Propert's comes to mind). You essentially polish your seats like a pair of boots. The down side is that the color will come off on your clothes if it's not really worked in and the heavily wiped off prior to use.
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I've used Duplicolor vinyl fabric spray paint with pretty good success. Available at the auto stores like Auto Zone. I used it in a auto seat which was a compination of fabric and vinyl and it seemed to stick well and did not come off in the short term at least. Worked a lot better then I thought it would and was really easy to do.
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At one of the rallies we attended, someone had painted/stained the leatherette.
We have tried finding some info on doing this, but to no avail.

Any ideas??
Bill,

Check out Leather Magic Repair, Restore, Recolor found in our Links section. Jerry Colton cornerman suggested this a while back.
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SEM, I have used it for years.
http://www.vinylprosem.com/page/1287585
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