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Old 01-19-2014, 03:45 PM
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I wonder if red thread can be dyed black? I have the red 2LT interior and the thread is all red. It looks great against the black leather and on the dash, but it disappears against the red leather. I'd like to change the color of the thread on the red leather to black.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:50 PM
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Anyone with a 2LT Jet Black interior can tell me if the thread is white or otherwise? I can't really tell from the photos at the website
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I wonder if red thread can be dyed black? I have the red 2LT interior and the thread is all red. It looks great against the black leather and on the dash, but it disappears against the red leather. I'd like to change the color of the thread on the red leather to black.
Hey Doc, I gave it a try under the seat on the 3lt. It isn't the same as my '08 car was, maybe the Napa leather is different? You could try under the front of your seat but mine is a no go. I would love for someone to prove me wrong as I think it would look awesome.
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Originally Posted by DanTheFireman View Post
Hey Doc, I gave it a try under the seat on the 3lt. It isn't the same as my '08 car was, maybe the Napa leather is different? You could try under the front of your seat but mine is a no go. I would love for someone to prove me wrong as I think it would look awesome.
Was the problem with the napa leather, or with the red thread itself? I ordered the dye marker and will give it a shot this week. if it doesn't work I'm only out a few bucks, and if it does I think it will look terrific.
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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.
Make sure you get a nice ROYAL BLUE marker. Us 350/370Z guys have been doing this mod for over 10 years now lol

Once I get my Night Race Blue - I was going to go over the stitching with Navy.

Yes, Black will work on red stitch.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:16 PM
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Anyone have a picture of the blue?
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:42 PM
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Looks really good.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Was the problem with the napa leather, or with the red thread itself? I ordered the dye marker and will give it a shot this week. if it doesn't work I'm only out a few bucks, and if it does I think it will look terrific.
Some of the seat stitches are tucked in, the dash piece would be a little hard to do also. I'll pick up some fresh markers and try again. Looking forward to seeing how it goes.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:38 PM
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Wow what a great idea looks awesome!!
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I just took a look at the thread in the sunlight and it is very bright and really does look good. I tried a second application on some of the threads, and it made no difference at all. I think it's great as is and feel that a second application would be a waste of time. Happy, happy, happy!
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Glen e View Post
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...
no problem. just buy some light colored thread, restitch the seats in a lighter color, THEN dye it.
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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).











WOW! I am not a fan of yellow, but it really makes the car look better. Nice Job!
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:41 PM
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Wow, how long did that take...lol?
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:43 PM
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Where did you get the marker? Just any fabric marker will do it??

Looks Great!!!
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WOW! I am not a fan of yellow, but it really makes the car look better. Nice Job!
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Wow, how long did that take...lol?
Only a couple of hours to do the entire interior.

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Where did you get the marker? Just any fabric marker will do it??

Looks Great!!!
I liked the one that Sharpie makes because the point is so fine and makes it easy to just hit the thread if you're careful. Got it at Hobby Lobby.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:52 PM
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Perfect brother! It looks fantastic-congrats.



Little details like this make a HUGE difference.
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Perfect brother! It looks fantastic-congrats.



Little details like this make a HUGE difference.
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MOD THREAD

I get it
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MOD THREAD

I get it
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Love it, Jag. Now, you got me thinking. All out there, I have a laguna blue with all black interior. Would it look better if I dyed my white stiches blue? Thanks.
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