Join Date: Mar 2004
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,875
Interior Redyed Redux
I decided to undertake a project over the winter. Redying of my interior parts.
I had previously redyed using the Leatherique brand but was never satisfied with the shiny vinyl look once completed. It bugged me for while. A friend suggested I use the ColorPlus brand instead. Not only did Colorplus do a better job of matching the 3171 red for my interior I also found their advice and product line better suited to my needs. The instructions for preparation and coloring were comprehesive and so far I am extremely pleased with the result.
I first started with the passenger seat. I used lacquer thinner to strip off the old Leatherique. I also sanded down as much of the cracking as i could before I applied the leather softener and conditioner.
I didn't take any before pics but the seat bottom was cracked up pretty well and just not looking good. There was also a large split in the upper seat bolster. I fixed both of these issues with the crack filler that came in the kit and then sanded some more to get a smooth finish.
I used a Kobalt brand gravity feed sprayer from Lowes and 24 psi of pressure to apply the surflex color dye.
Frankly I'm amazed with the result. It went on cleanly and despite mutliple applications on the seat it dried to a matte finish that actually looks like new factory leather.
After the passenger seat I decided to tackle the door panels. Not in bad shape I decided to just strip off the old dye, sand, conditon then spray the new dye. For comparison I have a shot of a redyed door panel and one ready for respray.
I'll post more progress after I pull the driver's seat and console.
Current: 85' GTS QV
It's a simple process...... it's just complicated by human beings....