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    INT: Dye Your Carpet

    thanks to mathony on HS

    So... If your like me your carpet is in bad shape. The cheapest thing i could think of was to dye it.

    things needed:

    1. RIT Dye(found in the detergent isle at walmart)
    powder form is (1.60) and liquid form (2.40)
    2. 2 12oz packages of iodized salt
    3. kiddie pool /or a 30 gallon container
    (kiddie pool is like $10)
    use the kiddie pool so you can spread the carpet out


    I used the powder form and bought 12 boxes and 3 liquid form
    (note:the more you try to dye the more RIT Dye you have to use.)

    First Step: Remove Carpet & Take Sound Deadening Matterial Off under the carpet
    (note: this is not my carpet its mathony carpet)


    Second Step: Power Wash Carpet At Local Carwash &&Let It Dry
    [No Pic]

    Third Step: Boil Water And Throw The Dye &&Salt in the Container/or kiddie pool

    Fourth Step: Throw Carpet In &&Let It Chill


    [I used my old drum setup to Weight Down The Carpet]

    I Let It Sit In The Mix For 4 to 5 Days Because I Didnt Boil The Water to much

    Fifth Step: Pull Carpet Out Of Mix And Rinse Off With Hose Untill Water Is Clear

    [After It Dried]


    Front

    Rear

    and Trunk

    and finish
    I Will Be Updating This Thread To Report The Longevity. I Foresee No Problems As The Material Itself Is Dyed As Opposed To Rattle Canned

    I spent about $20 as i found $5 in quarters under my carpet. that beats the hell out of a bad fitting ebay carpet in my books anyday

    #2
    Dam turned out really good

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      #3
      looks awesome

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        #4
        A lot of people dye their carpets with good success.

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          #5
          that looks FUCKING GREAT !!!. ive seen a few diy's on this and some people used an old 50 gallon trash can with hot salt water. ( they hooked up a hose directly from their hot water heater )

          should have thrown in your floor mats in there too.

          ive seen the aftermarket ebay carpet in junked cars before. its cheap and there is a big difference in quality apart from fitment.
          Last edited by xkjnboix; 07-06-2012, 10:44 AM.
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            #6
            Originally posted by ninethreecoupe View Post
            Dam turned out really good
            Originally posted by S.W.A.T View Post
            looks awesome
            thank you!

            Originally posted by N9netwoAccord View Post
            A lot of people dye their carpets with good success.
            i was impress myself didn't think it would turn out so good

            Originally posted by xkjnboix View Post
            that looks FUCKING GREAT !!!. ive seen a few diy's on this and some people used an old 50 gallon trash can with hot salt water. ( they hooked up a hose directly from their hot water heater )

            should have thrown in your floor mats in there too.

            ive seen the aftermarket ebay carpet in junked cars before. its cheap and there is a big difference in quality apart from fitment.
            i was thinking that but I'm going For black and maroon interior that's way I kept the floor mats the same color....

            but its true ebay carpet don't fit right and it cheap fabric and it cost too much...

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              #7
              Very nice you have opened my eyes to some amazing possibilities
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                #8
                how long did you "let chill" for?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by STL_92_Accord View Post
                  Very nice you have opened my eyes to some amazing possibilities


                  Originally posted by 92smokeaccord View Post
                  how long did you "let chill" for?
                  after you throw the carpet it sat on the dye mix for 4 to 5 days

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                    #10
                    Do you think it would work on the entire interior? Got to hang or put on trial the moron at Honda who thought the red interior was a popular color. Too much Saki one night!

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                      #11
                      my experience with this stuff


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                        #12
                        That turned out very well! And that can be done cheap too.
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                          #13
                          still no wear carpet still black AF

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                            #14
                            Got a pic of the carpet out of the car after the dye job?

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                              #15
                              92smokeaccords videos always crack me up. great video =D
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