I Feel Like "Dying"


#1

I have a dark green Buick Century with a tan interior I don’t care for. Might a body shop be able to dye the leather, vinyl, and cloth headliner dark green for me? (I don’t have the patience to do this myself(


#2

You can have anything done to a vehicle. it depends how much $$$$$$ you want to spend.

Tester


#3

Thanks for the instant reply. Might you know a ballpark figure for this sort of service?


#4

Buy Some Sunglasses.

Body Shops don’t dye upholstery.

You don’t even list a model-year, but you’d be better off buying some of the interior (chairs, etcetera) from a salvage yard Buick cadaver with a more pleasing color than trying to change the color of your interior.

CSA


#5

Buy seat covers.


#6

Tint the back windows to reduce the brightness of the interior. I hate light colored interiors. There is just too much sunlight.


#7

My vote is for the salvage yard if this issue is really that important to you. With most collisions the interior is generally intact unless it’s a broadside hit.

I’ve used leather dye in the past on antique motorcycle seats and have not been real impressed with the results. There’s a certain subtle blotchiness to it and after a couple of years some of it will still smudge off.

You could check with an auto upholstery shop about this though.

(For what it’s worth I’m not a fan of tan either, especially the lighter shades.)


#8

If this is even possible, I’d be worried about the dye coming off on wet light-colored clothing.


#9

No real idea, but call around and ask. Depending on price, it might be better trying to find a car with an interior you like than redoing your current ride


#10

Thanks for all the replies. I guess it’s true, we do get set in our ways when we get older; I’ll be 63 this June. Most of my cars in my life have looked good to me. And for the past 11 years until last Fall, I had a car with a beautiful deep, rich blue interior and exterior, which is what attracted me to the car. I was so accustomed to having cars in appealing colors, but tan interior doesn’t appeal to me. When I was 18 and got my first car, an old one, as a birthday/graduation gift it had a tan interior, but it looked beautiful to me, my first set of wheels! But in my “old age”, I’m fussy, I guess…