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Old 04-12-2012, 02:26 PM
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anyone dyed thread on seats/interior?

Ok....let me explain. My new Durango has custom black leather/alcantara seats with blue stitching. So I bought a console lid with white stitching and want to dye it to match the stitching on my seats. Any advice? Is it as simple as buying a royal blue sharpie or perm marker and coloring each stitch? or should I use a dye?
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:13 PM
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Re: anyone dyed thread on seats/interior?

You should be able to mix up some dye and literally paint it on using a very fine brush (pinstriping brush perhaps?)

The only thing I'd be cautious of, is it bleeding.

The sharpie would probably wear off eventually and cause dye transfer too.
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Re: anyone dyed thread on seats/interior?

I have used food dye before and worked well....brushed on with a small paint brush and rag to clean up mistakes....i used red and came up well
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I agree with stone cold paintbrush. Their is a dye section with all the shoe polish forget the name of it three letter word I see the brand in my head just can't think of it It's meant for dying fabrics and their are all kinds of colors.
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Found it Rit dye
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Re: anyone dyed thread on seats/interior?

I found a fabric dye marker at walmart.....worked perfect! Looks just like the other stitching!
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Re: anyone dyed thread on seats/interior?

Awesome! Lets see some pics, fabic dye was the only way to go. The other ways were asking for trouble with transfer when exposed to moisture
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Here's my seat stitching....

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Old 04-13-2012, 12:15 PM
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Re: anyone dyed thread on seats/interior?

The match in colour is perfect!
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Re: anyone dyed thread on seats/interior?

thanks! I held it up by the seats and they look identical....LOL. Im gonna do the door panel leatehr armrests next....but I will have to get an uphol. shop to do that as thye are black stitching.
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