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Painting Carpet?

i am tired of the grey carpet and would like to paint it black an maybe my headliner...how would i go about painting them? and what kind of paint should i use.. thanks guys!
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well first you cant paint carpet. you have to dye it. its not an easy thing to do lol
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you need some sort of fabric dye, they make some in spray cans or you can take the carpet out and use rite dye...or a big sharpie lol
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well first you cant paint carpet. you have to dye it. its not an easy thing to do lol
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I was like "Paint the carpet? WTF?!"
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lol. um after working in the painting biz for 2.5 years, i still have yet to paint carpet (except for the occesional drip) or ever even heard of it being done. I would just buy new carpet if I were you.
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i didnt know guys....i thought you could ...... stone thanks for the link its on my watch list
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You could resin the headliner, bond, sand then paint it....i my buddy and i did it on an s-10 to mount spreaker in the headline and it turned out great....
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You can indeed paint carpet using a product like SEM's Color Coat:

http://www.sem.ws/product.php?product_id=190

You can find it in spray cans at most automotive paint stores. Look in the yellow pages.

I would think going from gray to black would be one of the easier transistions to make.
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useing a fabric dye is not too easy... i helped my friend dye the seats in his taurus when he went from a bench to bucket seats... might be easier to get some aftermarket carpet
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dye

heres some dye from summitracing its in different colors

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...115+4294846926


But as to what was also said here new carpets, which you will also be able to get in different colors will be many times better and you might get some of that new car smell back

here ya go

http://www.stylinconcepts.com/parts....rtfamilyid/607

thats set up for my ranger you can change it depending on your year
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You can indeed paint carpet using a product like SEM's Color Coat:

http://www.sem.ws/product.php?product_id=190

You can find it in spray cans at most automotive paint stores. Look in the yellow pages.

I would think going from gray to black would be one of the easier transistions to make.
you can go this route, but i wouldnt recommend it. it will change the texture of your carpet/headliner from nice to nappy ;o)

i tried using dye AND vinyl/fabric spray and just didnt get the nice results i wanted, so i ended up buying new black carpet and having my headliner reupholstered.

painting/dying would obviously be cheaper, but its definitely not the best way to go if you really want the interior to look great. save your money and do it right the first time!
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paint carpet??
i'd just get new. that sounds like a mess that prob wont work.
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