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Old 11-21-2010, 03:27 AM   #1
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Laguna Seca Blue Interior Dye Attempt!

the previous color was titan grau.. or at least thats what most parts said on the labels as i was taking it all apart... so besides the headliner and the little bit on the dash being gray, after two years of owning it, i didnt really care for it anymore.
anywaayyyyyyyyy. it was time for change ... here we go.. tell me what u think..
old dash


when done.



some trim around the car


carpet before


carpet after 1 coat (it currently has 3 coats but i forgot to take picture.)


seats after 1st coat. (brushed on so i can get seams really good)




2nd coat. sprayed. still see under it.




3rd coat. pretty solid.



this color is SOO HARD to capture correctly with a camera. its so sensitive that the type and amount of lighting affects the outcome of the picture.
this is flash all taken with the iphone 4.


cheers. let me kno what u guys think so far.. carsos u too. i posted inside ur thread so we can compare our projects. no intent of thread jacking here.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:34 AM   #2
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OK... some more now...
here we go... where to start... hmmmmmmmmmm
this.. when working with LSB dye, there is a ton of white dye mixed with this blue dye to create the color... the bottle they provide kinda sucks cuz the opening is so small... the dye separates and the white solidifies and settles at the bottom like really its frustrating tryin to mix it in there... what i did is this.

i cut the bottle in half and kept the dye in this.. it makes for mixing the white back into the blue a lot easier and does the same as the bottle.. anyway.. thats just a recommendation.. ok now that im done with that vent lol

heres the second part of the dying.. all 4 coats on doing the 72 hour drying.. im letting dry for 72 hours cuz its not the warmest weather and i wanna give it some more time than necessary.




then my interior trim was all dirty and crappy.. so i wrapped it..




i assembled what i could on the interior at this point.


here is the first part complete and assembled.. just a comparison of before and after..






again crappy lighting + crappy phone pictures = unable to capture the true awesomeness of this color...
this requires a professional photographer with a nice awesome camera..
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:37 AM   #3
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MORE!

assembled the steering wheel..


finished door handles... two diff pix to show difference of this color with lighting.



passenger door panel..


rear panel on..
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rear deck assembled


pretty much everything is ready to go in..
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:40 AM   #4
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progress so far...








this was done yesterday..
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:44 AM   #5
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99% finished product... only at 99% because i order a dynavin and im waiting on it to arrive and also my smg knob i am taking apart and redoing in a different finish.. im gonna try to find a spray color that matches closely to the LSB or i might just do it in black.. i dont kno yet. what do u guys think?

**************PIX****************

remaining product. full thing of dye. 1/2 prestine. 1/4 prep. 3/4 rejuv oil.


pictures.



















**MORE PICTURES TOMORROW IN DAYLIGHT**

so what do u guys think so far.. ?
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:46 AM   #6
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reserved more more pix.

update @ 11/21/10 @ 5pm w/ very cloudy weather low lighting.
various pix .. flash, no flash, etc.











update @ 11/28/10 @4pm










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Old 11-21-2010, 05:11 AM   #7
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too much blue..

if ur exterior was black then i would like it!!!


but just from an interior point of view i really like it!
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:36 AM   #8
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Looks really good. Although I kind of agree with the poster above. I would have done the seats with blue down the center and black bolsters (probably too involved to do though). Other than that, nice work.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:56 AM   #9
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i wonder why ppl never say "TOO MUCH RED" to e46 that are IR/IR..... a little odd.. thanx tho. i did a light blue interior on a dark blue exterior for contrast.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:01 AM   #10
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Great work, I think it looks really GOOD.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:53 AM   #11
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Wow that looks awesome. It looks more like Estoril Blau interior than Laguna Seca Blau but that might even be a good thing since your exterior doesn't have the slight green hue. Did you use Klear Kote so the dye is sealed for rough use? I'm really jealous cuz it came out so great, I don't mind all the blue at all.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:57 AM   #12
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looks great!!! you got balls!
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:02 PM   #13
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awesome! I'd love to have the courage to tear apart my interior to two tone it red/black.
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:15 PM   #14
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I just wonder if it will hold its color well, I'd especially be concerned with it rubbing off on clothing. I'd love to have either blue or brown leather...but I have black.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:19 PM   #15
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op you did an awesome job. it looks really good. i have always wanted that color interior for years now lol, maybe one day. you got me thinking about ordering the dye but dont know if i have as much patience and courage you do
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:40 PM   #16
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i think it looks good. And quality wise looks really good also, but yes, i wonder how it will hold up. Ive used the dyes on leather and stuff, but not on the seats where there is constant friction, so id like to see how it hold up over time!
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:44 PM   #17
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A+ job, but I too think it's too much blue. But I probably would've gotten sick of the gray as well. Just like how I'm sick of tan
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wow! that looks great
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:51 PM   #19
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:02 PM   #20
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nice work. Love it.
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