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    Dye-ing my interior....Questions

    Hey Guys,
    I am new on this forum and basically new to owning a car. I just bought my first car (98' Kia Sephia) and the exterior is alright; a little beat up though. That is exactly what I want though, I want a car that looks like a normal car on the outside but when you step inside, you are stepping into heaven

    I want to start by dying the interior vinyl components of my car. They are that ugly stock grey color and I basically want to know what I would need to do to go about dying it. I have read numerous tutorials and some tell me that I should dye the parts white first and then go over it with the intended color; is this true? Some tutorials say that I should sand the parts, others say I do not need to; what do I do? If I do have to dye the part white and sand them, do I have to re-sand the part even after I dye it white to put my intended color on?

    Thos are a few questions I have. The last thing I want to know is where I can get a deep purple vinyl dye (I am a guy, so I do not want some lavenderish color). I found an image of a car that was painted a nice purple color on the inside (the image is below), and I want to know if there is a vinyl dye that can make my interior look like that.




    Any help is gladly appreciated

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    PPC (errr, I don't think I got the name correct) but you can go the local car paint shop and ask them for their leather dye and the proper procedure to the use their products.

    Ruffing up the leather depends on the product you will spray it with.
    Other times you'd need a primer coat to do the same as sanding.
    As for primer colors that will depend on your top-coat.

    Once again, check with the shop for the proper product usage.

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    What I am dying is not leather, i thought it was vinyl.

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    ooops!

    Sorry, either way your local paint shop should also carry a line to paint vinyl or fake leather. Procedures should be basically the same.

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    Alright, do you think they will carry the purple that can be seen in that picture?

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