Dye your saddle!

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Dye your saddle!

Postby Tomcat65 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:29 pm

I've been having fun with this one, It's easier than you think.
Go from this:
Charge Ladle.jpg
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To this:
charge seat, burgundy.jpg
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With this:
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https://duplicolor.com/product/vinyl-and-fabric-coating
It's as easy as cleaning with an alcohol wipe, and spray painting.
It dries super fast, workable within 20 minutes. And I've been masking and making sharp edge designs with it.
Today's lil project:
British fag vinyl dye saddle.jpg
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I started at 3:00, was finished by 4:45. I was amazed. I was masking over dyed surfaces within 30 minutes.
Try it! If you have a seat and it's the wrong color, or if you want a certain look, the dye is around $8 a can.
I have 3 cans and already planning another saddle!
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Re: Dye your saddle!

Postby jasnooks » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:47 pm

Very cool!
I'd like to do this with a US flag design. Keep us posted on how it holds up.
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Re: Dye your saddle!

Postby Tomcat65 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:36 pm

Thanks!
Little star stickers on a white seat are all you'd need to mask the stars, then 1/4 to 1/2 inch tape for stripes, I have someone local wanting me to do an American flag for them already lol
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Re: Dye your saddle!

Postby to the beach » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:20 pm

Well done!

Great product. I used that dye on my F150's interior, it sticks to anything. I bought a few cans of black and covered the grey door panels and a few trim pieces, then sprayed plastic parts on the lower front bumper. I also sprayed a black cotton ball cap that had faded, like new results.
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Re: Dye your saddle!

Postby desertguns » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:47 pm

I don't know about the US flag on a saddle...parking your fart crack on a Union Jack is fine but on our flag... :?

Seriously, how is this stuff holding up against sweat & friction, TC? I've got some places that could use a coat & our AZ bleaches everything.
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Re: Dye your saddle!

Postby Tomcat65 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:51 am

The Union Jack is fine, but this stuff really enhances wrinkles. I've got lines across both seats that I dyed. No peeling yet, but I'm watching these wrinkles. The color on these Charge seats is uneven out of the box, I wonder now if it's because the covers wrinkle this way. I can see similar wrinkles on my other 2 saddles with no dye on them, but not as clearly as on the ones I dyed.
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Re: Dye your saddle!

Postby jimmie65 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:28 am

This looks like a great idea for my skull-themed BMX fat bike cruiser; think the white would hold up on the back of a chubby cruiser seat?
Current bbb bikes - Mongoose Beast, Iron Horse Yakuza 5.1, and an unknown fat BMX.
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Re: Dye your saddle!

Postby Tomcat65 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:00 am

It's worth a try, this stuff is super easy to work with, no reason you couldn't touch it up later if needed.
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