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    help please!!

    im in the process of doing a mild restoration on my 68 sdv its coming out great and mostly done except some interior stuff. my problem is it has white leather and i can not find any sdv white interior stuff. mainly need a rear seat cover ,front armrest,and drivers door panel. ive been looking forever and have found every color but white,and any white i find is for a coupe.

    is there anyone you guys would recommend for what im looking for? thank you

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    Re: help please!!

    I'd look into getting a good dye job on the interior. White may take a little more time but it can be done.

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    Re: help please!!

    You can't recover the original parts?

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    SEM auto upholstery dye is a good brand. Used it plenty of times to dye upholstery, mainly my 68 Impala. If your interior is in decent shape it will refresh it and will look like new. If it's vinyl or leather get a scotch green pad with soap and water give it a really good scrubbing, then use acetone and go over the whole thing after wipe it down with a tack cloth and last apply a adhesive I used Medallion flexi grip rs-590. For carpet just vacuum really good that's it. For plastic just do a light sand apply same adhesive for dye and paint with auto paint. For metal same as body work, sand, prime then paint.



    They do make interior paint for plastic and metal.

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    Hmmmm ok. The door panel i think can work,the rear seat was covered at some point but covered wrong. I have found a few seat covers with the factory pattern but one is black and one is green. How well do you think the dye will hold up on the seat? Also is it just me or is a sdv with white leather rare?

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    White leather was more of a coupe/convertible thing, as it's kinda sporty. Sedans tended to be bought by a more conservative buyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superjeep View Post
    Hmmmm ok. The door panel i think can work,the rear seat was covered at some point but covered wrong. I have found a few seat covers with the factory pattern but one is black and one is green. How well do you think the dye will hold up on the seat? Also is it just me or is a sdv with white leather rare?
    The dye will last a lifetime if done right. That's why you scrub it (acts like sand paper) scrub good, the acetone takes the old dye off. I dyed my old interior that was white to black, I had to use extra so the white wouldn't show thru. Clean and take care of it, it will last as long as new interior. If in good condition no need to waste $$$.
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