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Old 08-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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DupliColor Vinyl & Fabric for..... LEATHER?????

Hello Everyone!!

The door panels in my 330 are really worn out, the color in the leather section is really faded (you can see the leather natural color in some areas).

I have a black panel and decided to see how duplicolor works over leather and made some test.

The color matches my interior even over the black panel I used for this test, and feels great, so before working on my panels I would like to ask:

Have someone did something like this before???

Do you think this will last???

The front seats are in the same situation but the friction of people getting in and out of the car changes every thing right???

I'm thinking in a dual color scheme where the center is beige and the rest of the panel is black as well as the arm rest. I know the rest of the panel is going to be OK since it is vinyl but would like to know if it has been tried before on leather.

I did read the ColorBond thread, but I haven't been able to find ColorBond here...

Thanks in advance for your advice

Here are some pictures of the test I made... ( the white area in the second picture is due to the light/shadow in my room, the color is uniform)
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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i would wait for it to cure and scratch and rub the hell out of it any you should have your answer.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:41 AM   #3
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Can you not import color bond to Mexico? Why guess, use something that works.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:56 AM   #4
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if you dont like the results - I can help you out and ship some ColorBond to you.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:09 PM   #5
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if you dont like the results - I can help you out and ship some ColorBond to you.
he could just buy it on ebay if he really wanted it
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:58 PM   #6
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if you dont like the results - I can help you out and ship some ColorBond to you.
Thank you so much!!!

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he could just buy it on ebay if he really wanted it
Yes, I know I can buy it on eBay or directly from ColorBond but the problem is that the shipping is around $100 for 2 cans (maybe for the type of product: pressurized can), thats 3 times the cost of the 2 cans I need and I still have to add the customs and taxes, so I would like to buy it in Mexico from a retailer here but I haven't found one....
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:19 PM   #7
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I did this once. The duplicolor flaked off badly. You need real leather dye and proper prep to make it work.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:25 PM   #8
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I did this once. The duplicolor flaked off badly. You need real leather dye and proper prep to make it work.
Thank you so much!!!!! Then I'll try to get ColorBond or something similar some cheaper way.....
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Thank you so much!!!!! Then I'll try to get ColorBond or something similar some cheaper way.....
colorbond will ship to mexico from the website.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:35 AM   #10
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Yes but the shiping cost is almost 100 USD. Thats 3 times the price for 2 cans....
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Yes but the shiping cost is almost 100 USD. Thats 3 times the price for 2 cans....
If you order enough, it'll be worth it.
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