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Old 03-14-2016, 10:55 PM   #1
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Dye Soft top...Blue to Black?? URGENT

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Dye Soft top...Blue to Black?? URGENT
Any ideas...

My soft top window has shattered. Since the vert is my secondary car, and really only sees top down weather/driving, im looking to keep roof costs minimal leaving more room for brakes and other items on the list.

Ive found a guy with a scrap vert, top is in good shape, car is missing the engine and transmission, and few other things.

He will sell me the entire car for a grand, but the top is blue.

My cars color will not accept a blue roof in any circumstance.

It is time sensitive since he made the final offer today and wants me to get it tomorrow.

Input about dyeing it...window transplant...

I want to swap an entire roof assembly, not messing around for 15 hours swapping in just a new canvas. Blue roof, and a partial parts car for 1k...this is where im at lol
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:58 PM   #2
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I don't see why you couldn't dye the fabric... after all it was dyed blue in the first place.

What dye to use is the better question though.

Did you already buy the parts car? I'm interested in some parts if so.
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Old 03-15-2016, 02:06 PM   #3
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I don't see why you couldn't dye the fabric... after all it was dyed blue in the first place.

What dye to use is the better question though.

Did you already buy the parts car? I'm interested in some parts if so.
Ya, I just paid for it, expecting delivery tomorrow or thursday, its not complete, quite a bit of parts removed already.

Let me know what you need, I can only go off memory until later this week.

The top was wet since it raining, it look almost black, ill wait to see its color when its dry.
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Old 03-15-2016, 04:51 PM   #4
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http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...1#post16924661




Dye Soft top...Blue to Black?? URGENT
Any ideas...

My soft top window has shattered. Since the vert is my secondary car, and really only sees top down weather/driving, im looking to keep roof costs minimal leaving more room for brakes and other items on the list.

Ive found a guy with a scrap vert, top is in good shape, car is missing the engine and transmission, and few other things.

He will sell me the entire car for a grand, but the top is blue.

My cars color will not accept a blue roof in any circumstance.

It is time sensitive since he made the final offer today and wants me to get it tomorrow.

Input about dyeing it...window transplant...

I want to swap an entire roof assembly, not messing around for 15 hours swapping in just a new canvas. Blue roof, and a partial parts car for 1k...this is where im at lol
Haven't used it, but this product looks like it might work.

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Old 03-15-2016, 04:55 PM   #5
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Thanks man, that looks like exactly what I would need. And this top hasn't been conditioned in a while I can tell. No water beading, just soaking in water, best case for an application like this.
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Old 03-15-2016, 05:30 PM   #6
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Interested in what you find. May put some new life back into my black top as well
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Old 03-15-2016, 06:05 PM   #7
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Haha, what up carbon, that swap you just did was on a vert??
The post above yours looks like a good bet (see video).
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:29 PM   #8
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I used this last year after cleaning it. While it works well, the sponge disintegrated and I ended up using a cheap paintbrush.
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I used this last year after cleaning it. While it works well, the sponge disintegrated and I ended up using a cheap paintbrush.
How is it holding up a year later, still nice and black?.

I just got the car dropped into the garage.
Going to let the top dry and see how it looks.
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:27 AM   #10
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This stuff looks like the winner. Now to just find it asap in Canada.

http://toprenew.com/




http://www.renovointernational.com/testimonials.php
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After doing a little research it appears that Renovo is the superior product. Has anyone used it? Thanks.
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After doing a little research it appears that Renovo is the superior product. Has anyone used it? Thanks.
Please search. I did a quick search, there are many threads on that product.
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:14 PM   #13
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Now just to find it in Canada. Taylor, what part of the country are you in, saw your Canadian when reading up on the top swap, which I have lots of confidence with now after reading your write up a few times over.
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:51 AM   #14
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Going to choose one of these

https://www.furnitureclinic.com/Conv...p#!prettyPhoto

http://toprenew.com/product-category/renovo-auto/

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Now just to find it in Canada. Taylor, what part of the country are you in, saw your Canadian when reading up on the top swap, which I have lots of confidence with now after reading your write up a few times over.
Sorry I missed this. I'm in Vancouver, unfortunately not local to you...
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:25 PM   #16
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Oh Vancouver, nice.
Im going to order the convertible restore kit from furniture clinic.
I'll post back with my thoughts and results. For $200 (candian/shipping/duty) for the kit, it better deliver a deep black finish.
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