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post #1 of 16 Old 04-10-2008, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Whats the best way to change color of a soft-top?

I got a besttop supertop that i am going to be replacing with the supertop replacement top problem is my top is grey and the new top is black and i need to match the soft upper door's which are grey right now with the black denim top that im going to buy...so here's the question what is the best way to go about changing the color of soft top fabric?


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post #2 of 16 Old 04-10-2008, 10:44 AM
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I wouldn't try it, if you try bleach then you risk damaging the fabric..... Best bet is too post up a trade here on the fourms......

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post #3 of 16 Old 04-10-2008, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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alright i might do that. thanks.

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A friend of mine changed from a tan top to a gray and used some sort of dye, i'll see if i can find out what he used

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post #5 of 16 Old 04-10-2008, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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That would be great Calvin, thanks.

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post #6 of 16 Old 04-10-2008, 12:18 PM
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fabric paint might work. my friend used it on his rear seat like 4 years ago and its holding up

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post #7 of 16 Old 04-10-2008, 02:00 PM
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forgive me if im wrong... but wouldnt it be easier to change the color of your uppers?

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New ones, Trade, or vinyl /fabric paint. I have seen some deals on some new ones. You could try painting them if you can't find someone to trade with.
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forgive me if im wrong... but wouldnt it be easier to change the color of your uppers?
I beleive that's what he intends to do.
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post #10 of 16 Old 04-11-2008, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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ya thats what im wonting to do is dye the upper doors to match the top.

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post #11 of 16 Old 04-12-2008, 05:57 AM
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fabric dye

What was the type of dye that your friend used to dye his top?
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If your old top is in good shape I may be interested in it.
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post #13 of 16 Old 04-13-2008, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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hmm good shape? lol depends what good shape is for a soft-top.. it has the back side windows sowed on b/c the zippers are broken on them, alil dry rot here and there, but overall it keeps the rain out pretty good.

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My opinion is that for a top, any color changing dye, paint, what have you, is gonna be ineffective over the long run...it will wear off, fade, what have you, generally, I'm not aware of any material whatsoever that will work well on a top....
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