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Thread: Jet Black Carpets ***Merged with Black Dyed Carpets***

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    Try searching for Robertson instead.

    http://dmctoday.com/search.php?searchid=16645
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    I don't need to find me -- just explaining why a new thread was started rather than tacking onto this one.

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    As promised, picture of Louis' freshly dyed carpets:

    LouisCarpets.jpg

    Some self proclaimed DeLorean guru's claim that the carpets can not be dyed, but I respectfully disagree. There are a few tricks they may not have tried:
    - Use vinegar only for the bath (vinegar is 95% water already). One cup just won't cut it
    - Use a crap load of dye
    - Boil the bath before each soaking
    - Watch out for air pockets. You'll likely need multiple soakings to get rid of them all

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  5. #15
    How are you boiling the vinegar bath?

    Quote Originally Posted by content22207 View Post
    As promised, picture of Louis' freshly dyed carpets:

    LouisCarpets.jpg

    Some self proclaimed DeLorean guru's claim that the carpets can not be dyed, but I respectfully disagree. There are a few tricks they may not have tried:
    - Use vinegar only for the bath (vinegar is 95% water already). One cup just won't cut it
    - Use a crap load of dye
    - Boil the bath before each soaking
    - Watch out for air pockets. You'll likely need multiple soakings to get rid of them all

    Bill Robertson
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    Thank you a million times over Bill. They look great!
    I can't wait to reinstall them. I just have to black silicone the windows now that the drivers side is window welded back in tight, test again to make sure she's leakproof, and ill be ready for them. Still working on cleaning the interior "leather" parts. I'm so excited to see the interior back together with the seats covered and all. I'm just afraid to install my dash board in this frigid weather, I'm afraid if I flex it it'll crack .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattDavid View Post
    How are you boiling the vinegar bath?
    One pot at a time.

    I use two large plastic totes for soaking. Dye bath is transferred back & forth between them, one pot at a time, boiled as it goes. I also add a new package of dye to each pot as the brew loses its potency.

    It's a rather laborious process, but Sandy didn't kick my ass (cancer either), so time invested is quite minor in comparison.

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    And I sincerely appreciate your time spent Bill.
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    UPS just drilled me a new one. Louis shipped carpets *AND* door panels down here via the old fashioned Post Office for $30. UPS shipped only the carpets back (I haven't repaired his door panels yet) for $42. I even butchered the box on their premises to reduce its size -- saved me $1.

    Post Office may not be much, but it appears to have Brown beat....

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    Just Plain Nuts Lou and "Boo"'s Avatar
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    Oh yes, UPS is much more expensive. Use the post office before it goes out of business. Unless of course it gets bailed out by us taxpayers like the car companies.
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