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Old 11-01-2015, 10:37 AM
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Leather seats question. Thread type for model logo? How to dye?

Hey folks, I have the non-premium leather seat option in my vehicle.

"Sahara" is stitched into the upholstery.

I'd like to dye the threads black.

1. Any idea what kind of thread they use for the stitching?
I'm guessing polyester but I'd like to know for sure.

2. Any suggestions for getting a durable, true black into the thread?
I'm thinking acrylic paint might do it. Thoughts? I definitely DON'T want a Sharpie solution.

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I would be worried that paint might cause the leather at the seams to harden up, and start to crack.

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Go to an auto body paint supply store or an upholstery shop and tell them what you're wanting to do, they will have what u need. I've used an aerosol dye to spray faded cloth seats and worn leather seats. U could use a small artist paint brush and apply the dye until it's as dark as u want. I think a marker would smear and run into your clothes and paint would be a cracking/paint chips mess. U have a really good idea tho!! My Rubicin letters are white in my black cloth seats, I think they would look good in red.
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"Sahara" is stitched into the upholstery.
Have that on my 2016. Don't like it either.

My 2012 Sahara had "Jeep" stitched on them.

That's cool. Sahara not cool.
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:34 AM
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I would be worried that paint might cause the leather at the seams to harden up, and start to crack.
I'm thinking that would be a small, acceptable risk since it's in an easy-to-reach location. If I can get true black I'll work to keep it.

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permanent marker?
Won't stay true, especially on polyester thread.

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Go to an auto body paint supply store or an upholstery shop and tell them what you're wanting to do, they will have what u need...
Superb advice. Thanks. The only gap I have is in knowing what kind of thread I want to color. Cotton -v- polyester will matter.

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...Sahara not cool.
I wondered if I was the only one.
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Check out Createx airbrush paint. It's made for painting t-shits, leather and other fabric. Used to paint t-shirts back in the day, great stuff. Use a blow dryer to cure it and lock it into the fabric.
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Check out Createx airbrush paint. It's made for painting t-shits, leather and other fabric. Used to paint t-shirts back in the day, great stuff. Use a blow dryer to cure it and lock it into the fabric.
Thanks! I'll check it out. Sounds promising.

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