Can you dye tolex?

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  1. CitizenCain

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    Or paint it successfully? I have a blond head cab that I'd like to change the color on, probably to black or gray. Would that vinyl dye/paint you can get at auto stores for car interiors work on tolex do you think?
     
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    Have someone re-tolex the cab. I have never seen a product that worked for any length of time. It always ends up looking like $h!t.
     
  3. Structo

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    Sure the car products will work.

    But they will be subject to scrapes and bumps.

    I sprayed a 63 fender guitar case years ago. It was white now it's black.

    I know, stupid but I was 16 at the time.....
     
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    You have to stretch the skins good in the sun after you kill it though. Then you have to rake the pores to open them up and THEN you dye it !














    :)
     
  5. rockon1

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    Vinyl uphosltery paint.Got it at the Auto Zone. Ive used it on my CB750's seat to change its color from light blue to black and it held up fantastically. Hard to belief but it took about 8 years for just a tiny bit of the edge to wear thru! Id have no problem using it on a cab or amp. Bob
     
  6. CitizenCain

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    Yeah, the vinyl upholstery paint is the stuff I was looking at. I'm gonna give it a try. If it ends up looking like puke, I'll just have it recovered.

    Sorry macheesmo3, this has been dead too long to frame and scrape!
     
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    Make sure you clean the tolex as well as possible before spraying it. I used "prep-sol" on my seat. They had it at Auto Zone also. I imagine a cleaning with a light detergent will do though. Bob
     
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    Quick Hi-jack.. can one successfully dye unlaquered tweed? I'm thinking black, but I don't want it coming off on everything.
     
  9. CitizenCain

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    Thanks for the tip!
     

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