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Old 11-01-2010, 12:29 PM   #1
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Gheybe's Cinnamon Interior Project

With my last project, CF trim, finally being done, I figured it was time to move on to another project.
I was wondering what my car would look like with cinnamon interior in it, but couldn't find a picture.

I guess I'll just have to find out. Today I'm purchasing all of the necessary supplies for the DIY, as per Neil's thread.

If anyone has a picture of a silver grey vert with cinnamon interior, it would make things easier.

I'll try to keep this as up to date as my last one.

Thanks for looking.

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Oh hai, just some lessons learned and words of advice, don't take these words as truth. Just my experience and tips I think you should use

Dyeing tips:
  • Don't buy foam brushes, buy artist acrylic brushes: 3/4" - 1"
  • When dyeing, do NOT stop in the middle of a panel, make it to the closest seam and stop. If you get bubbles or heavy spots of dye, blow on them to even them out.
  • You might think that you will get brush marks, swirls, etc when the dye dries, but just be patient, they will even out. The WORST mistake I made while dyeing was trying and touching up half dried dye, it scuffed up and make a mark when dry. If you mess up, DONT touch it. Let it dry and wetsand out w/ 1500 grit, then apply another coat. It will even out
  • When dyeing, you will notice that the dye separates really quickly. No lie, you will get some dye on your brush and paint a bit, then go back to get more dye on the brush and the dye will have already separated. You need to keep stirring the dye before you go and paint with it.
  • Take the seats apart. I don't know how Alec did the dye job with his seat together. I did my drivers seat like that and I realized that the seams where the seat cushion met the back were going to be messed up. So I took them apart and they were horrible, the dye had made the leather stick to itself and I had to rip it apart, breaking the dye. I had to go back and wetsand and redo the portion of the drivers seat that was messed up. I did my passengers seat the proper way, taking it apart and dyeing the panels separately.

Painting tips:
  • Duplicolor vinyl and fabric paint is a great product, no lie. But the spray can is a pos. It doesn't really have a good nozzle so if you are spraying downward, the spray paint coming out will splatter and make your piece look horrible. This is when I realized that if I wanted good work, I was going to have to use my hands. I just held my piece up and spun it around whichever way I needed to spray and painted while it was in my hand. I got spray paint on my hand and arm, no biggie though. Just a tip
  • Make sure you are painting in the right conditions, this is very important. It was damn cold outside so I set up a spray booth inside my house to paint, it worked out very well.

Procedures

Door panels:
  1. Take apart door panels, don't be a bum and keep them together and mask off portions with newspaper. If you take them apart, you will get a better result in the end, I promise.
  2. Leatherique leather inserts, let rejuvenator soak in for 24 hours. When applying the rejuvenator, use about 2-4 ounces per panel and massage it into the panel with your hands. Like really, think of it as you giving a piece of leather a massage, it's weird. Then do all the necessary pristine clean and dyeing procedures
  3. Clean vinyl door panels - scrub with green works and sponge, then scrub with warm water and wipe dry. Let them sit for a while because the vinyl will still be damp feeling after you wipe it. Then spray with duplicolor vinyl and fabric paint. Remember! light coats
  4. Take apart arm rests - leatherique leather pads, prep and sand bottom portion for duplicolor vinyl and fabric paint.
  5. Put door panels back together using screws and washers

Seats:
  1. Scrub clean with wet rag
  2. Apply leatherique rejuvenator and scrub into the leather, let sit for 24 hours minimum, I let all of my pieces soak for 48 hours.
  3. Spray pristine clean onto leather using spray bottle and let sit for 20 mins, scrub with toothbrush and wipe off with terry towel. Wait 2 hours.
  4. Put leatherique prepping agent into glass bowl and get 1000 grit sandpaper, dip sandpaper into bowl and start to wetsand leather seats. Wait 6 hours minimum
  5. Ready for dye. For my black leatherette seats, I found that 5 coats was necessary to make it look absolutely perfect. 4 coats and you could still see some black through the dye. For the tan leather, 4 coats was plenty.
  6. [insert dyeing procedure here]

Headliner, rear deck and pillars:
  1. Clean with wet rag
  2. Soak them with rit dye, no lie, soak them. Don't hesitate to use as much dye as the panel will take without dripping

Door seals:
  1. Clean with wet rag
  2. Apply rit dye using bowl and sponge brush, same as headliner pieces

Plastic pieces:
  1. Spray down with green works and scrub as much dirt off as possible.
  2. Wipe pieces with a wet rag and sand with 600 grit sandpaper.
  3. Place in hot water bath to get rid of all the powder, let sit until completely dry
  4. Lots and lots of light coats of spray paint, waiting about 10 minutes between coats.

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Old 11-01-2010, 12:35 PM   #2
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:47 AM   #4
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Today I spoke to leatherique.
They are putting together a kit for me and having it shipped out tomorrow. I should have it by the end of the week, and hopefully will be able to get it started over the weekend.

Big thanks to Neil who has helped me with this personally.
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:57 AM   #6
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Not a vert - but should give you a good idea

http://www.carsales.com.au/Tig/UI/Pa...src=allcarhome

Am a big fan of the cinnamon interior - good luck with the project!
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I'll get you that photo tomorrow

This is going to turn out well, I can feel it
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This is going to turn out well, I can feel it
Thanks Neil!

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Oh no, the dark got light. I'm interested to see how this ends up looking from a multi color aesthetic standpoint. You'll have a silver car, with a black roof, and cinnamon seats. Hopefully it flows well. If you are still using your crayons and such to color your seats in when i get back during thanksgiving i can lend you a hand with some markers.
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Came in here excited to see a finished product... Then I

But I am interested to see how it comes out and would love it if you could provide lots of updates and progress pics

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It's gonna look awesome in a vert!
Hopefully! I can't wait to see it done.
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But I am interested to see how it comes out and would love it if you could provide lots of updates and progress pics

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Haha don't worry. Look over at Neil's thread and you'll see my policy on teases and updates. I'll keep this filled with pictures and as up to date as possible.
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Update on the schedule.

The leatherique products should be here on the 8th which means all my prep work needs to be done by then.

Thursday: wash car and clean interior with rag and and water, and vaccuum interior. Remove door panels and drill them.
Friday: remove rear seats and disassemble rear headrests.
Saturday: remove front seats and disassemble seatbelt mount and headrest. Also disassemble top and bottom of the seats.
Sunday: assess the situation and purchase needed tools or supplies. Wait.
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Gabe, for drilling the door panels, there was another method mentioned in my thread. I remember reading it and it was a better method than what I did, can't remember what it was though
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ohhh shiii! I cant wait for the final product! I already know its gonna be quite awesome, gives us a LOT of updates
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Gabe, for drilling the door panels, there was another method mentioned in my thread. I remember reading it and it was a better method than what I did, can't remember what it was though
Alright awesome. Ill read it again and see what you are talking about.
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Thanks bud. I'll try to update it everyday at least 2 times a day.
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Good luck with this, I'm excited for the final product! I've probably went over his thread 5 or 6 times and I STILL can't get up to courage to even dupicolor my door panels.
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Good luck with this, I'm excited for the final product! I've probably went over his thread 5 or 6 times and I STILL can't get up to courage to even dupicolor my door panels.


I'm doing this because I'm getting an E90 M3 next year, and this will be my toy car. I won't get to drive either cars much next year, and I have some spare time these next 2 weeks. After that, my schedule gets back to normal and I gotta get back to the routine.

But grow some balls. Do it.
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