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Old 01-19-2014, 10:24 AM
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:27 AM
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Sweet.... I also did this mod over the weekend.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:32 AM
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very easy, took less than 1 hour.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:03 AM
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no..and as said above - this best works on light colored stitching on a back/dark leather....this is just like dying anything - you can make light colors darker but not vice versa...that would be bleaching and then dying which compromises the leather and the stitching...
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:03 PM
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jag, i was so disappointed that chevy didnt have an option for colored stitching. i have been searching for some time on this issue and found several Camaros that have dyed their stitching, but your one of the first that did the c7. AWESOME!!! i understand that pictures dont do it justice, but i was concerned how well the yellow dye matches the v/y exterior? and by the way, all your add ons look AWESOME!
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:08 PM
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Added this thread to the DIY, FAQ's and TIPS sticky.

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Great job! Love it.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:15 PM
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Very striking. Congrats.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:25 PM
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Thanks everyone!

The color match looks good to me, btw. I'll check it in the sunlight later today, but I thought it was a very close match.

CSEVEN, nice job with the red!

I'm looking for ideas about what interior trim parts to paint and what color to paint them. I'm bouncing ideas around in my head using carbon flash and/or/with velocity yellow. I like what Glen has done with his trim in CF, but my VY car is "loud" and I wonder if the interior would look good with some VY too. Ideas?
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:36 PM
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Corvette 'leather' has a plasticized sealant to prevent staining. So using the colored pin and having a little overspray should be a non issue. Just wipe it off immediately as you go.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by jagamajajaran View Post
Thanks everyone!

The color match looks good to me, btw. I'll check it in the sunlight later today, but I thought it was a very close match.

CSEVEN, nice job with the red!

I'm looking for ideas about what interior trim parts to paint and what color to paint them. I'm bouncing ideas around in my head using carbon flash and/or/with velocity yellow. I like what Glen has done with his trim in CF, but my VY car is "loud" and I wonder if the interior would look good with some VY too. Ideas?
clear coated VY on the interior would look good..just remember your exterior is tintcoat - probably not a pure match to what you have in rattle can...not sure , but try it a sample piece...
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Glen e View Post
clear coated VY on the interior would look good..just remember your exterior is tintcoat - probably not a pure match to what you have in rattle can...not sure , but try it a sample piece...
Good advice...thanks!
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:58 PM
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:45 PM
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Looks great. Do you think going over it one more time might help stand out a little more?
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Originally Posted by ~Stingray View Post
Looks great. Do you think going over it one more time might help stand out a little more?
I was planning on testing a spot later today to see if that would brighten it more.
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Any opinions on how blue stained stitching would look on black seats? Too washed out?

Exterior car color would be Laguna Blue.
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Originally Posted by jagamajajaran View Post
As I have been personalizing my C7, I've simply posted most of my mods in my mod thread. But for the money and resulting impact, I felt this one was worthy of a thread of its own.

I wanted my interior stitching to match the car, so I bought a "Stained by Sharpie" Fabric Marker and went to work on the stitching. Of course, I used yellow, but there are a variety of colors available: http://www.sharpie.com/enus/pages/st...y-sharpie.aspx

It took about two hours to transform the stitching. The process involved staining a 4-6 inch section then wiping the excess off the leather with a dry rag. There were no issues at all and it really looks great (the pics really don't do it justice).

Here are the pics (the first pic is of the passenger seat BEFORE being stained).











WW looks great and definitely something I am going to do...
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:19 PM
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Just when I thought it couldn't get any better. What a great look. on the idea.
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