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post #1 of 13 Old 08-11-2012, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Roll Bar Pads

Anyone tried dying them or know a good place to buy an new set?

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-11-2012, 06:09 PM
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Search on this forum and there are several threads. I think the most successful method is painting them with fabric paint. I tried dyeing the ones on my old jeep and it didn't work.


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post #3 of 13 Old 08-12-2012, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Search on this forum and there are several threads. I think the most successful method is painting them with fabric paint. I tried dyeing the ones on my old jeep and it didn't work.


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Thanks for the advice

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post #4 of 13 Old 08-12-2012, 07:48 PM
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Yep tried rit dye on mine. Didn't really "stick" to the fabric, waste of time.

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post #5 of 13 Old 08-13-2012, 09:05 PM
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Fabric spray worked great on super faded TJ pads. That was about 3yrs ago still looks good. Drive with no top all summer. Picked up the spray at Autozone
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post #6 of 13 Old 08-14-2012, 06:43 AM
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duplicolor dash and vinyl or something like that works perfect. i painted my dash with it it still looks perfect after a year
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post #7 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 07:17 AM
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Like said above, paint not dye.

My TJ pads had faded to a purple, I tired dying twice, once using double the amount of dye, just didn't penetrate the fibers.

Mine have been spray painted now for 3 years and still look good. I just used the cheapest ($2/can/Lowes/Home Depot/Walmart)) flat black spray I could find. Didn't need to be fancy paint.

Fabric soaks up the paint and no flaking or rubbing off. Flat black because you don't want fabric to be shiny.

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post #8 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 07:40 AM
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Like said above, paint not dye.

My TJ pads had faded to a purple, I tired dying twice, once using double the amount of dye, just didn't penetrate the fibers.

Mine have been spray painted now for 3 years and still look good. I just used the cheapest ($2/can/Lowes/Home Depot/Walmart)) flat black spray I could find. Didn't need to be fancy paint.

Fabric soaks up the paint and no flaking or rubbing off. Flat black because you don't want fabric to be shiny.
I have a silly question......why don't you want the fabric to be shiny?

try everything at least once before you form an opinion
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome, I will try the paint this weekend. Good cheap fix, that seems to be rare in the jeep world
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post #10 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 03:34 PM
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I have a silly question......why don't you want the fabric to be shiny?
Well, I'm not sure it is possible to get a consistence shiny painted finish on coarse fabric without making it "crusty". But, I never tried.

More-so though, flat was a personal choice for me.

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i used glossy, they just looked new, not shiney
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post #12 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 03:51 PM
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Well, I'm not sure it is possible to get a consistence shiny painted finish on coarse fabric without making it "crusty". But, I never tried.

More-so though, flat was a personal choice for me.
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i used glossy, they just looked new, not shiney
That was my point !

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post #13 of 13 Old 08-16-2012, 11:24 AM
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That was my point !
lol...ok...mine are still pretty much black with a nasty coating of dust on them...they needed a good cleaning and I used some of that "convertible Top" cleaner/conditioner on them....turned out nice.

try everything at least once before you form an opinion
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