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Ok, I've got a stark white set of one piece leathers, that I'd like to add a bit of color to. Is there a way to do this without making them look worse than they already do? Will the dye even take over the white?...They're not bad leathers...they're just white! (all white!)


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Re: Dyeing leathers?? (Tornado-rider)

It seems there are a number of leather dyes available, but I've never had any experience with them.
I have had a pair of boots sprayed with what was supposed to be leather paint. They looked great until I used them and the paint cracked everywhere.
I think the rub-on dye is the way to go.
I'd like to add more black to my leathers. I know a guy who owns an upholstery shop. I will ask him about it tomorrow.
 
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Re: Dyeing leathers?? (Mental998)

Thanks, and please let me know what you find.
 
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Re: Dyeing leathers?? (Tornado-rider)

I just talked to the upholstery guy I know. He said it's tough to get a nice even finish when re-dyeing. He recommended SEMS products. I can't find a web site, but it is an automotive product for leather seats and interiors.

I did find this site. http://www.leatherworldtech.com/

He said you can end up with some areas shinny and some dull. That it's hard to make it look perfect. I wish I had my old leathers to practice on.

I'd hate to end up with leathers that looked tie-dyed.
 
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Re: Dyeing leathers?? (Mental998)

I don't know, tie dyed may be a step up from stark-assed white!

Thanks for the link!
 
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Re: Dyeing leathers?? (Tornado-rider)

I bought a pair of Texport leathers cheap some time ago and they had some of that awful florescent red/orange. I bought stuff from miejers and died all that red. First you use the leather prep it is a strong solvent it removes any sealer on the leather and will strip some of the color, opens up the pours of the leather. Then I used a brush and applied three coats giving a good rubbing with a clean rag in between coats when they were dry. When it was colored enough I sealed it with some urethane sealer made the newly died areas shinny and color fast. It has lasted and still looks factory for about 4 years.
 
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Re: Dyeing leathers?? (908SSP)

Very cool to know. Thanks Alex.

For me the bitch would be I want to keep some areas the way they are and change others. It might be tough to "color between the lines"

I knew I should have paid more attention in kindergarten.
 
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