<VV> recoloring faded seats? advice needed

Ray R. (aka Grymm) vairguy at echoes.net
Wed Jul 7 00:48:06 EDT 2010


I'd bet I can clean the stuff I put on off to prep it for a professional 
job, but any idea what this 2 or 3 year fix will cost?


Ray R.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J R Read_HML" <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Ray R. (aka Grymm)" <vairguy at echoes.net>; <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 8:00 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> recoloring faded seats? advice needed

> Get an upholstery shop to do the dye job for you.  It may be too late for 
> that unless they have a way to remove yours.  Possibly so - with the 
> appropriate thinner.
> Even the best dye job is only going to last 2 to 3 years on a car in more 
> or less daily use.
> Later, JR
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Ray R. (aka Grymm)" <vairguy at echoes.net>
> To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 6:07 PM
> Subject: <VV> recoloring faded seats? advice needed
>> Some of you might remember a few weeks back I asked about the 
>> discoloration on the red seats for my 63' coupe.
>> I discovered that the discoloration was not something that could be 
>> cleaned off... but the seats were in excellent shape and still supple. 
>> In the end I decided to re-color the seats red using a spray "vinyl 
>> paint" available at my flaps.
>> I followed the instructions carefully... and applied about $75.00 worth 
>> of this stuff to my seats and door panels.  As I feared the stuff has 
>> already started to gradually "wear off" where you get into and out of the 
>> car... and it's not even on the road yet =(.
>> I really cant stand the thought of paying for new upholstery when the 
>> seat covers I have are flawless except for nasty discoloration...  can 
>> anyone offer a cost effective solution?
>> Ray "Grymm" Rodriguez III
>> Lake Ariel, PA
>> CORSA member
>> 66' Corsa 140/4 coupe
>> 65' Corsa 140/4 coupe (under construction and almost done!)
>> 63' Monza PG coupe (under construction- quickie driver build)
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