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Old 16 Apr 2016, 09:12 am
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Default Convertible Boot Painting?

Last Week I spotted a Convertible Boot on E-Bay here on Long island and negotiated the price down to $100. The boot is grey and I wanted to paint it tan to match my interior.

Can anybody advise on the process and recommend a good tan colored paint to use?

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Old 16 Apr 2016, 10:36 am
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After some google research, this info probably helps to answer your question. You can get professional advice from an upholstery shop for further info & clarification, as my personal experience w/leather dye was from about 20 yrs, but this info is current -

Paint sits on the surface of leather, while dye penetrates leather. Leather paints are chiefly acrylic, while dyes are either spirit (alcohol) or oil based.

Even the most flexible paint is subject to lifting, cracking, and flaking over time. So, dye is better suited for items of clothing, wallets, belts, and other high-use items (convertible boots)...

Professional leather workshops use dye far more frequently then paint.

Hope this helps...
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Hey Danny,
Give Soonercruiser a shout he has soon one before. Look at some of his threads and see the one he did. Tell him Busted sent you and we miss him on the forum.
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