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Cobra emblem on vert seat faded to light grey

Discussion in 'Interior and Exterior Body & Chassis' started by Cobra10thaniv, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Cobra10thaniv

    Cobra10thaniv Active Member Established Member

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    Has anyone dyed the cobra emblem stiching on their vert seat? Mine is faded to light grey.

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    I used a fine point blk sharpe marker. It took about 30 min each seat. You need to just go on each thread and let it wick in slowly. Key is to take you time
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    Looks much better. Nice tip about using a fine point black marker.
     
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    Nice work!

    Another tip for vert owners... if you park your car with the top down, flip your sun visors forward. Otherwise the side exposed to the sun gets bleached and Ford stopped making these visors long ago.
     
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    Yes! I need to get new visors or dye mine. Any aftermarket ones really close that you know of or proper dye to buy?

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    I dyed the set in my first car. I just got black dye at Walmart. They turned out decently.

    As for buying replacements... there aren’t any available yet other than ones removed from other cars. I bought the last OEM set Ford had as a backup to store away. I can confirm there are no originals left. Maybe TMI will make some some day, but last I checked, they have not.
     
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    Update: The fine tip Sharpe worked great, but the color bleached out quick by the sun

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    Yeah, I'm not surprised since you have a convertible. I wonder if there's a way of protecting the ink from the sun, to prevent re-bleaching. Either that or just re-do the Sharpe thing every year.
     
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    Why not try a fabric sharpie, not just a regular sharpie.
     
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    ...or stop parking and leaving your vert with the top down. Put the top up if it’s going to sit for a bit.
     
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    The top has been up for about 20 miles of its life. We do lots of car shows and use the Saleen 1 piece tonneau cover. Those not be put in the trunk or in back seat to tuck away. You commit to it on. As you can see in photo
    Lol as my wife says if we have to put the top up what's the point of taking it. Just use the other car.
    I tried to find a fine tip upholstery pen like the fine tip Sharpie but I could not find one that had the pencil plastic sharp pointed tip. Home07.jpeg

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    Well, you’ll just have to deal with sun bleaching then. I drive my convertibles with the top down, but when I park the car for whatever reason, the top goes up and a sun shade goes in the front window to preserve the interior.
     
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    Yes that darn sun bleaching sucks when you can't take the tonneau cover off and the top up at destinations
    I was just hoping of the 1003 cobra convertibles someone had found a fabric dye pen that worked great. One that is pointy as the sharpe fine tip pen that doesn't fad so so fast.
    I put 500 to 1,000 miles year on the car but hate redoing things like that every year.
    I can't use larger dye pens in fear of bleeding the dye to the red inserts looking all smudged. I might try cannibalizing the Sharpie fine tip with dye pen. Will let everyone know if it works

    I wanted to figure something out before I treat the red leather with conditioner. Screenshot_2020-08-16-08-35-07.jpeg

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    Totally understand you and your wife's view of convertibles. Bleaching of surfaces is just something you have to accept, like Goose said. That goes for seating surfaces and upper dash, too. You must have to clean the interior much more than normal, too, since it's always open to the elements.

    Awesome looking Cobra by the way. I love the Saleen tonneau cover! Does SO much to a convertible, looks wise.
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    Hey Bob!, its been a long time on here. I remember you helping me out on the phone with some computer stuff years ago!

    Thanks for compliment on car! . I have 4 Mustangs now And many other cars too, it's a expensive addiction

    Convertibles sure do pose a whole different host of problems that need different tips and tricks. This is a great forum for collaboration. There is so much in keeping convertibles up "no pun intended" the hard tops don't experience for the most part.

    I did actually call Sharpe Co. Ended up talking to R&D department. Explained a product need in convertible car world to put the UV fabric ink (they have already) into the ultra fine tip Sharpe just because of the sun fade issue trying to do detailed work

    Will It go anywhere who knows probably not, But no chance of getting anything if you don't ask.


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