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I washed my car today, though didn't wax because there looked to be an afternoon thunderstorm on the horizon, and decided to go to the park down the street and snap a few pictures of the new interior. I used the same leatherworldtech.com kit that abdukted used, and just like him I think I'm going to have to touch it up a bit because the 2nd bottle I used on the drivers seat was much more lipstick red than the first, I like it like that but I think I'm going to have to order another bottle and do a coat or two over all the seats just so its uniform. The drivers side was pretty busted up, and its still not perfect but hey its a 24 year old car. Enough rambling, pics:






I didn't quite capture it but the door panels and knee bolster have an incredible red/brown/purple finish like 99T door cards had that looks really cool in person. I still haven't decided if I want to put the center console back in or not, I'm liking it for its novelty but the lack of storage space is sort of a pain. Oh and the carpet is pretty uniform in color too, the camera seemed to mess it up in places.
 

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I like that color combination. Colorado Red looks great when it's been redone--nice work.

If you ask, LWT will send you some small bottles of tint when you order the dye in case the color isn't just right. I had to mix a little blue tint with the Dover Gray dye I ordered to get it to match just right. I was only doing touch-up, not the whole interior.
 

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Not a fan of nonstandard colors but that looks pretty damn sweet. Very striking combination. At least in pics...
I was this close to going with a BMW color that was pretty close to mocha brown, I thought that would look pretty sharp but ultimately decided just to redo the red.
Definitely different! I like the Team O'Neil Rally School stickers as well ;).
Unfortunately they came with the car:ftl: However it is definitely on my before I get old list...
I like that color combination. Colorado Red looks great when it's been redone--nice work.

If you ask, LWT will send you some small bottles of tint when you order the dye in case the color isn't just right. I had to mix a little blue tint with the Dover Gray dye I ordered to get it to match just right. I was only doing touch-up, not the whole interior.
Yeah I was looking at their toner mixes, at first I has happy with the more wine color that the back and passenger seats came out with but then also really liked the brighter red the drivers side was. I think the darker ones go better with the ed. grey but I'll just give it some time and see what grows on me and order some tint to match. Thanks for you NY guys for finding that company though, they do wonders!
 

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looks great. Yeah you definitely got the RED batch like I did... LOL
I ordered again and it came out just right. The first time I also did it in too hot weather and direct sun which might have also been part of my problem.
 

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Nice, we just moved to Reading and have a center post hydraulic lift, so if you need to pop by and use it, feel free. We are probably about 1/2 hour away from you now, just pop on the 222.
 

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That looks great. I really should do something about the red seats in my '90.
Give leatherworldtech a look over, I'm really impressed with the results, even if its not perfect they still look better than busted up seats.
looks great. Yeah you definitely got the RED batch like I did... LOL
I ordered again and it came out just right. The first time I also did it in too hot weather and direct sun which might have also been part of my problem.
Funny you say that, I did have the drivers seat in the sun for a coat or two as the sun crept into the garage, I wonder if that did it. Either way I'm eventually going to touch it all up but its a big enough pain that it won't be until I have a reason to tear everything out again.
Nice, we just moved to Reading and have a center post hydraulic lift, so if you need to pop by and use it, feel free. We are probably about 1/2 hour away from you now, just pop on the 222.
Oh yeah? Are you in the city or the surrounding area? I had a few friends that lived around the area and I took an SAT up there once for some reason, other than that I generally try to avoid the city:lol: Good to know though, I'll have to come up there some weekend to check it out.
if you pop 'round on a weekend, there will likely be cheesecake in the offing.
You had me at cheese... I've got a couple of batches of homebrew that I'm waiting on that I would gladly barter with.
The car looks great! Awesome example of the early SPG.
Thanks, its about a perfect DD for me, I can't think of much else I could possibly want to do to it which means it actually drives:lol:
 

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I'm with Bruce on this: I usually don't like non-standard colors in these cars -- especially specials like the SPG/Aero. But this one is very well done! Love it!
 

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We're out in the country.
Well thats a relief:lol: As for the flavor, I'm not a huge sweet fan usually so I'm sure any flavor will do just fine.
I'm with Bruce on this: I usually don't like non-standard colors in these cars -- especially specials like the SPG/Aero. But this one is very well done! Love it!
Thanks, I think it definitely helps that its a saab color, I don't know for sure if it ever came with eddy grey but the rose quartz/burgundy has always been one of my favorite combos for a 900 so I figured it wouldn't be a long shot for it to look good with the grey and I think Victor Muller would approve of my slightly outrageous interior choice.
 

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I did redye the carpets after a good scrub and power wash, I don't remember the place I got it from but I think the name is somewhere in abdukteds 900 vert thread, but fabric dye is common enough you should be able to find it in a lot of places. I actually wasn't too thrilled with the dye I used, it was more of a color treatment than it was a dye so it had a some trouble in some of the heavily used areas but I guess overall it worked pretty well.
 

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Yeah the dye I got was more a color refresher than a DYE, but it worked well enough to make them look nice again. It wouldn't change a tan carpet to burgundy. But then again it left the carpet soft and not brittle like a spray on paint type dye.
 
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