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Old 11-19-2011, 11:57 PM   #61
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I have that same JoAnn fabric wrapped on my hardtop headliner. I did it last October and I've had the hardtop on about 50% of the time and I can verify that it WILL fade unfortunately
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:49 AM   #62
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I have that same JoAnn fabric wrapped on my hardtop headliner. I did it last October and I've had the hardtop on about 50% of the time and I can verify that it WILL fade unfortunately
Which fabric are you referring to?
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:44 PM   #63
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Which fabric are you referring to?
the fabric he used to wrap his headliner
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:32 AM   #64
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I have that same JoAnn fabric wrapped on my hardtop headliner. I did it last October and I've had the hardtop on about 50% of the time and I can verify that it WILL fade unfortunately
Now Jo Ann fabrics sells 2 different types of black suede. Not sure if you got the same as me but they told me its pretty durable. Its a risk im willing to take for the look of it. I am going to look into some kind of UV blocker type spray and maybe coat before it has a chance to fade.
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:02 AM   #65
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Oh yeah, it sure is time consuming. I got about a total of 9 hours into mine due to a few mistakes. Its worth it though to take your time especially when you get to the grab handle recess of the liner. DO IT!

Thanks dude.Youll be alright if you prep right. Plenty of fanatics have done this already.




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Old 11-28-2011, 07:25 AM   #66
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Man, this does look really good - awesome job!
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:38 PM   #67
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Man, this does look really good - awesome job!
HAHAHA. Looks like you found me dude! Saw you at Starbucks in Viera. Thanks for the comment man!
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:38 PM   #68
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Did you use any sort of cleat coat/matte coat on the seats after dying them with the Leatherique dye?
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:42 PM   #69
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This is amazing! There is no way I could do this to my car haha I'd be to scared to be honest1
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:05 PM   #70
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Thinking about doing my seats Imola Red but I'm hesitant because of the long term effects. After 1-2 months how is the leatherique? Any rubbing off or fading?
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:46 PM   #71
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Did you use any sort of cleat coat/matte coat on the seats after dying them with the Leatherique dye?
Nope. I just used a leather conditioner about 3 days ago. Looks great.

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This is amazing! There is no way I could do this to my car haha I'd be to scared to be honest1
Thanks! Its been done plenty of times. It really is all about prep man!

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Thinking about doing my seats Imola Red but I'm hesitant because of the long term effects. After 1-2 months how is the leatherique? Any rubbing off or fading?
No fading,cracking, peeling at all on front seats, which obviously gets plenty of use. They still look really good. Ive heard a few things about the imola red, like, you cant buy it or they don't recommend it (leatherique)... Something of the sort. I would think the color would be hard to get where you want it tone-wise. I do not know for sure though.
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