Dying seat covers


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Willy447
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Dying seat covers

Postby Willy447 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:47 am



I found a good deal on a seat and backrest for my 1500 and they are both dark brown. I want to dye them black to match the rest and was wondering if anyone knew of a good dye to use and where to buy it. Thanks Willy 8-)



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RoadRogue
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Re: Dying seat covers

Postby RoadRogue » Wed May 04, 2011 12:26 am

I used Duplicolors vinyl and fabric coating. I wasnt sure about it at first. Its spraypaint for vinyl. Works like a charm. My seat was two tone brown (82 Aspy) showing its age and wear.I sprayed it with the gloss black after cleaning with acetone (cleans and softens the vinyl) Looks really good for a $10 fix.Friends have used this product on thier boats and report good results,just dont get sunscreen on it(removes the paint for some reason) otherwise it holds up well with no cracking even after a year in the sun.
It will do for this year,will save up for a Roadsofa next year.

heres the link http://www.duplicolor.com/products/vinylFabricCoating/
Ride safe, Todd
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Willy447
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Re: Dying seat covers

Postby Willy447 » Thu May 05, 2011 2:52 pm

Thanks for the info. I will give it a try

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Re: Dying seat covers

Postby lbman » Sat May 07, 2011 7:45 am

thanks for info. my seat stitching is coming apart seat cover is getting brittle also. but no cracks. I have tried a couple of things to soften it up. never thought about acetone.. I am running out of $ repairing rear shocks w/ progressive springs. Also had to get new, 2 me, front forks. the original owner, had of all things a bicycle lock on front tire ,"So No One Would Steal it". forgot about it and the next launch? Well, hence new front shocks and fairing repair,
I will try to repair seat for now , tell I can afford to get a new easy-chair cover this next winter I have some heavy duty thread. but sewing from the outside does not work well at all. looks like "Frankenstein".
LB




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