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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2007, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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painting/dying leathers?

I have a 1 piece suit that I need to change the colors of and was wondering if anyone knew a place that does leather dye.

I dont even know if you can dye the leather or if its paint or whatever... can someone help me with this? the grey, black, white leathers wont really match the Yellow duc when I get it
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2007, 09:41 AM
 
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I have a 1 piece suit that I need to change the colors of and was wondering if anyone knew a place that does leather dye.

I dont even know if you can dye the leather or if its paint or whatever... can someone help me with this? the grey, black, white leathers wont really match the Yellow duc when I get it
COntact a local leather shop in your area; it can be done, but needs to be done professionally so you don't end up with crunchy leather.

But I think grey/black/white will look FINE with the yellow bike... rather than dying them, why not come up with a cool design or a nickname to have done in leather, and stitched across the lower back, and do THAT in yellow... that'd be easier and less expensive, and won't alter the feel or fit of your leathers at all.
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I say leave them alone, you don't have to match your bike.

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I say leave them alone, you don't have to match your bike.

grey, black, white is very neutral.
just get a lid to match the bike.

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I say leave them alone, you don't have to match your bike.

true... Im just gay like that... but you guys are right... a new lid would be better
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Look at www.turtlefeathers.com. They carry excellent leather dye/paint, etc. I used it on a pair of solid black boots. I colored the toe section and up a side section blue to match my bike. Works great on boots, if you wanted to add yellow accents to your bootses.....Very durable on the boots, but I don't know about "flexible" leather. That'd be a large area to dye. I'm with the dude that said to add yellow accents to your suit.

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