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Old 09-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any experience with this? I'm wondering if it would be better to take off the fabric and dye it in black or if it would ever go back on correctly. I've even considered using some black fabric paint, but I figure that would leave it with a weird gritty feeling.

My friend a nice Sparco seat, forget which model, but it's BLUE. A blue seat would look pretty ridiculous in my red car, lol. I'm dying for some support though and this would definitely be the ticket.
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Lev has some paint pics in his NB thread.
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I've considered it on my 00, and after reading up on it and talking to folks decided its not worth it. Some reported it comes off on your clothes, others that you have to re-do it regularly otherwise it starts looking like crap, and others yet more negative reviews. I couldn't find more than a handful of folks that didn't say it was completely terrible.

And didn't Lev only paint his dash/panels? I don't recall him doing anything with seats.

Anyways, just my input having not done it myeself, so take that for whatever its worth.
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A buddy of mine did it in his 69 Firebird, took everything from a light green to black. Carpet, seats, dash, door skins, etc etc. It came out looking good, the only thing he has had to redo would be the carpet, just in the high foot traffic areas. But his were vinyl (or leather) seats. So I dont know, seems like it could very easily ruin the seat. Buy my Momo, its black.
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The Duplicolor vinyl and fabric paint from Autozone worked for me. I used black. It has faded just a little since I did it last year but at least it didn't come off on my clothes after a day of drying. It will stink for a while, too. But yeah, it worked for me.
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The Duplicolor vinyl and fabric paint from Autozone worked for me. I used black. It has faded just a little since I did it last year but at least it didn't come off on my clothes after a day of drying. It will stink for a while, too. But yeah, it worked for me.
I've had good luck also with the Duplicolor paint on one of the cheap Miatas that I had. It was a 222K beater and the seats were faded almost silver/grey. Held up fine, never rubbed off, looked very decent. I have also used it on the console and dash on my V8 car. Holding up fine even with harness buckles bouncing off of it.
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I can vouch for the Duplicolor black fabric spray dye. Will make former black faded to grey miata seats look like new & does not change the feel of the fabric like some dyes can do. Did mine 18 months ago, still looks good.
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