[s-cars] black seat dye
jerryscott at wispertel.net
Sat Aug 4 11:19:11 EDT 2007
I recently dyed my driver's seat bolsters where the black color wears
down to the bare leather. I used liquid Kiwi "Leather Dye" in a sponge
bottle applicator that worked very well. I cleaned the area first with
a 50/50 mixture of rubbing alcohol and water and allowed several hours
for this to dry. I also did the steering wheel and the shifter boot.
The color match results are amazing. I did the steering wheel about 2
years ago and it has never crocked onto my hands or clothing. It did
feel a little tacky for a while, but this soon went away after usage.
The seats look and feel quite normal. I have tested both with a wet
sponge and the dye does not crock onto the sponge. Kiwi also makes a
product called "Scuff Cover," but I have not tried this one. I can only
vouch for the "Leather Dye." Be sure to rinse out the sponge applicator
with warm water after each use to keep it from drying out and clogging.
I allowed the dye to dry for 2 days before use, but one day is probably
enough. Locations more humid than Denver might require more drying
time. I have no suggestions for seats that are other than black.
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