Some of you might remember me posting about a certain junkyard that sent me black sport seats instead of grey...
I got such a good deal that I decided to just make a project out of it and re-dye them to match my interior rather than hassle with sending them back. I contacted the guys at leatherique and ordered a kit.
After I got the supplies, it was time to start setting up.
Yes, I made a spray booth in my bedroom.
First step was to apply the rejuvantor oil and let it soak in.
Why is there a mess in the paint booth already?
After the rejuvantor soak and a quick cleaning, I started stripping the old dye by wetsanding prep agent and 800 grit sandpaper.
After the first coat...
I was very impressed with how well the light color covered the old black after only 2 coats.
The grain is still very prominent, which was my biggest concern since this system is more or less a "painting" technique.
After 3 coats, the seats are looking good. I'm going to let the dye cure for a couple days, then wetsand with 2000 grit and apply one last coat. I'm hoping to have them installed by the weekend.