View Full Version : is there any way to dye leather?

01-23-2004, 04:34 PM
ive been having some crazy interior ideas, i wanna do an all white interior i know there's dashboard spray paints and stuff which i would use for that, but im thinkin how could i do the seats

01-23-2004, 04:39 PM

VHT color penetrating dye - oin bimmerforums ther was a very long thread about this. With this dye you can dye leather, vinyl door panels.

Let me find the link...

01-23-2004, 04:44 PM
Here.. hope this helps! Tell me how it turns out!


I wanted to do something similar myself. I took my interior apart, but I couldn't get the front seats out from the seatbelts, so the I said screw it, and put everything back together.

Now I am thinking of doing it again, doing a two-tone on my seats... heh, that thread pretty much convinced me!

01-23-2004, 05:18 PM
wow thats sweet... but as they said, that stuff cant DYE the leather, but still looks good.
im either gonna do the seats in black just to give it a fresher look, or do the seats in black, but the the middle part beige along with door panels and some other things... what do you think?

01-23-2004, 06:16 PM
If you click on the first link it says:

Ideal Applications:

• Car Seats
• Consoles
• Kick Panels
• Gauge Pods
• Dashboards
• Boat Seats
• Floor Mats
• Motorhome Carpets
• Boat Interiors

What is it?

VHT PENETRATING COLOR DYE for vinyl and short nap carpet is a unique one-step dye that restores and/or changes the color of vinyl surfaces and low pile carpets. Ideal for use on stiff or pliable vinyl, TANNED LEATHER, plastic and short nap carpets. Will not change the texture or flexibility of the application.

01-23-2004, 06:53 PM
I used this stuff on my dash when I completed the swap from grey to black in my car. I had some peices that I could not find at the time, so we dyed them and they came out looking almost identical to oem black.

I got it at Performance Improvements for 11 a can back in the summer.

Here is a pic....
the lower console was still dirty as we had just put it in....
what was dyed was the glovebox, lower panel under the steering wheel and kickpanels

01-23-2004, 07:07 PM
Hey Razkal, where is this Performance Improvements ? In Toronto or on-line?

PS: They have also this http://www.leatherique.com/ for $100 US for leather that I am still considering to buy. But for doorpanels etc, this stuff was too expensive. The above mentioned product may do the trick. On bimmerorg forums they also say some people dyed their carpet? Wonder how it turned out.

01-23-2004, 07:08 PM
Wowm that dye looks really good! I might have to get some for my headliner (i want to dye it black).

01-23-2004, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by johnoz
Hey Razkal, where is this Performance Improvements ? In Toronto or on-line?


There are many locations... One is on Queensway right the IKEA

Here is their site and you can get a location closest to all of ya


01-23-2004, 07:57 PM
do you think this'll work on black interior, i wanna make my whole interior white.. :D

01-23-2004, 09:00 PM
It may work but you will probably have to do a few coats.... Best thing to do is ask the people at the shop there where they sell the stuff as they have probably come across that question before.

Good luck!

01-26-2004, 02:18 AM
it wont last. when going black to white