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Vinyl and Carpet Dye

Discussion in ''How To' & 'Handy Hints'' started by KahunaKombi, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

    Bracken Ridge, Qld
    A KC Guardian brought this ot my attention and asked to help members out by posting this he had posted before.

    Have noticed on other Forums re changing colour of vinyl and carpets.
    You have to use a carpet/vinyl dye not paint.
    VHT is best brand but has been in short supply lately die to factory fire.
    Distributed by Speco Thomas.
    Have used it on 5-6 Kombi seats, door and side panels as well as hoodlinings.
    Read instructions and make sure surface is clean and free from grease.
    Rub over gently with soft cloth after 24 hours.
    The product is very good and was used by Ford Motor Co in original GT Falcons as they could not get black at time and dyed brown seats from Fairmont models .
    You do not use PAINT on seats or door trims.
    We have also tried other brands but no where near as good.

    The Rod and Custom guys also use this very successfully and many restorers.
  2. Radar

    Radar New Member

    Thanks heaps for this sticky. We just bought a few cans of 'satin black' by VHT (found at Belconnen Autoco) and used it for the front cabin carpet..it worked a treat! Dried overnight easily.
    So instead of ripping off dated brown, sun faded carpet and replacing it with black matting (which we'd bought and had started shaping and templates for) we get to keep the original carpet, with the VW in built logo mats. Very cool!
    One more coat will do the roots properly, but it makes such a difference and was very very easy. Once we decide on a colour scheme, we'll try dyeing the horrid velour carpet walls, and the roof vinyl!
    Thanks again!
  3. TheRussian

    TheRussian New Member

    Gold Coast Qld
    Can someone please tell me where to buy the Vinyl dye???
  4. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

    Newcastle NSW
    Repco, Autopro, Supercheap etc.
  5. TheRussian

    TheRussian New Member

    Gold Coast Qld
    Thanks a lot :)

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