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Old 12-08-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
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Neil1138's Interior Project, tis gonna be fun

Well I haven't had the sport seats long but we all know black seats are wayy out of place in a tan interior. I thought about just going the simple route and dyeing the black seats tan but where is the fun in that? Though tan interiors are damn sexy done the right way, it is time for a change. People have had good experiences with dyeing interiors so I'm going to give it a shot

Sourcing black interior parts: I have so many parts on order but these are the ones I found at the junkyard. Got them all for $150 total

black dash



ewww needs a good wash



Just little pieces here and there



I still need to find/order headliner pieces and some little black pieces here and there. Not in a rush though... This is my current interior, just put the wheel on the other day. omg

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And yeah...



Some of you guys thought I would be doing imola red but apparently doing a color change to imola is near impossible to do. They explained to me how red dye isn't as strong of a dye as it used to be and how it would never turn out well because imola is just straight weak red dye, nothing else. But they said cinnamon would work because it was a potent dye with whites, yellows, reds and oranges in the dye. So I ordered 48 oz of cinnamon... this is gonna be tons of prep work, lol

I will be dyeing the front seats, rear seats and all of the door panels cinnamon. It will be done in the coming weeks so subscribe! Just wanted to shout out to Alec for helping me out with questions, I really appreciate your patience. This thread will be T3 death once I'm done, just sayin. I liek my pics

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Old 12-08-2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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sounds like a cool project! goodluck. look forward to the updateS!
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:25 PM   #4
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can't wait to see the results.
that's too bad about imola.. but it will still be epic nonetheless!
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:31 PM   #5
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:39 PM   #6
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:41 PM   #7
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Nice project man! I'm tempted to do the same thing ever since I picked up my Alcantara seats, have a grey interior and trying to decide the best route to go with the black. Are you going to dye the door panels? I'm tempted to go that direction, pick up a black carpet and then cover the headliner in black suede.

Best of luck on the project, looking forward to seeing the results
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:42 PM   #8
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:44 PM   #9
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sounds like a fun project neil and the cinnamon will look sexy! i kinda like the tan on black though....i am a liiiittle bit biased
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:49 PM   #10
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Awesome! I just got a whole new cinnamon colored interior for my accord haha. It's gonna look great!
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:49 PM   #11
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Damn Neil that looks great! Can't wait to see the final result.

Now just upgrade your wheels and no one would ever know your car was a non-sport
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #12
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:03 PM   #13
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how much was your steering, i just bought a brand new one and it was 325 with the controls and lower trim.
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black and cinnamon is gonna be so awesome
im jealous

does anyone have any pics of a black/cinnamon interior? just to kinda see what its gonna look like..
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looks like a fun project. I am in the same situation (black seats on tan interior). I think I'm just going to redye the black though as its coming off on the driver's seat
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oooooo good stuff. hate to see this happen to perfectly good black seats. you could sell these and buy tan or grey ones, netting profit.
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can't wait to see the results.
that's too bad about imola.. but it will still be epic nonetheless!
Yeah I was a little disappointed but I had no choice

It should still look great nonetheless!

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Nice project man! I'm tempted to do the same thing ever since I picked up my Alcantara seats, have a grey interior and trying to decide the best route to go with the black. Are you going to dye the door panels? I'm tempted to go that direction, pick up a black carpet and then cover the headliner in black suede.

Best of luck on the project, looking forward to seeing the results
seats and door panel inserts, just like a true cinnamon

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sounds like a fun project neil and the cinnamon will look sexy! i kinda like the tan on black though....i am a liiiittle bit biased
Haha yeah but normally you don't put black seats in a tan. It doesn't look horrible but it kinda looks funky

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Damn Neil that looks great! Can't wait to see the final result.

Now just upgrade your wheels and no one would ever know your car was a non-sport
lc lms on order

Wont be here till Jan though

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how much was your steering, i just bought a brand new one and it was 325 with the controls and lower trim.
Like a brand new tri-stitch from the dealer? $325 is below dealer cost, that's impossible

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black and cinnamon is gonna be so awesome
im jealous

does anyone have any pics of a black/cinnamon interior? just to kinda see what its gonna look like..
This is a small but good pic:

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oooooo good stuff. hate to see this happen to perfectly good black seats. you could sell these and buy tan or grey ones, netting profit.
Yeah, I mean I picked up the seats for just under $200 so I probably could. Just don't want to mess with shipping costs I guess, they are being used for a good purpose though. The rear seats are tan, haha

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I want this.

cant wait for updates!!
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Haha yeah but normally you don't put black seats in a tan. It doesn't look horrible but it kinda looks funky
i've actually got black memory fab racing seats in mine as well as black floor mats.. it is pretty cool with the cf vinyl stuff that i have my trim wrapped in


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