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About time I cleaned up those seats of mine...

deutschland-dobson

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About 4 years ago I refurbed the sports seats on my 64 using a kit from furniture clinic. It was a bit of a rush job TBH with seats left in the car and the dye sponged on. Still, it looked not too bad until recently.

I was quoted £600 to have the seats professionally dyed, so being a cheapskate I decided to buy the dye and start again...

First step is to get the seats out the car and mask up the red beading. Took about 2.5 hours in all!:

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Photo of how bad the seats were in some areas:

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With the seats masked-up the original hard wearing coating is removed with a prep solution. An alcohol cleaner is then used to lift any old dye. This took about 2.5 hours again:

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Dye is then applied with a sponge, two coats, taking time to get into a
all the nooks. Following this a smart repair gun is used to build up the dye. Mr Dobson Snr at the controls! At 34 I'm still the apprentice!:

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With the colour on a hard wearing gloss coat is applied by gun:

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Finally, the gloss is toned down with a mix of matt and satin lacquer. About 3 hours of gun work in total:

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Seats un-masked


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Fitted:

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Dads done a great job :thumb:
Seriously, nice work and worth the effort as the end result looks great from the pics.
 
A lot of graft there Chris for a great result , i will have a closer inspection tomorrow :thumb:
 
Dozzer said:
Dads done a great job :thumb:
Seriously, nice work and worth the effort as the end result looks great from the pics.

I did manage to pinch the gun for a little while, honest ;)
 
kp964 said:
A lot of graft there Chris for a great result , i will have a closer inspection tomorrow :thumb:

Will do bud just wash your hands first :puh:
 
Great job mate :thumb: they look the dogs, how much are the kits now? I think I paid £75 for mine but that was a few years ago


Ian
 
A M A Z I N G results! Any idea how I can get sun-cream out of my black leather seats?!
 
Hi

Very nice work. I am going to do this at some point in the future......

Thanks for taking the time to post.

Berni
 
igaffz said:
Great job mate :thumb: they look the dogs, how much are the kits now? I think I paid £75 for mine but that was a few years ago


Ian

Got to be about that bud. I bought 500ml of dye, 250ml of prep and cleaner for £50 to top up the stuff I already had :)

Chris
 
programtrader said:
A M A Z I N G results! Any idea how I can get sun-cream out of my black leather seats?!

Dr Leather wipes or spray. The best stuff out there :)

Chris
 
Had a good look at them in the flesh today, excellent work Chris and good to meet you and the rest of the guys :thumb:
Des
 
Good to meet you too Des :)

Was a cracking day out.

Chris
 
Enjoyed that today, good to meet you guys and put faces to the names :thumb:
Rob
 

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