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Old 04-14-2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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Multiple Shades of Red

So I've been reading on the board that there are multiple shade of red interior that was offered on our cars. Cherry, Cardinal, and Taurusrot.
Honestly, I could care less for Taurusrot cause I think it looks almost brown, but I'm really debating between Cardinal or Cherry.

I haven't seen Cherry interior very often so I'm sure it is more rare and exclusive, but I just wanted to ask the board if they had any more information or pictures. I saw a pair of bright red seats in a sick white coupe and I pretty much fell in love, but every time I see Cardinal and compare it to the seats I saw, I know something is off.. Tried googling some pictures to confirm what I saw but to no avail..

I know Cherry was an option that never came with matching carpets as well, so I'll probably dye my existing grey. I know Cardinal, however, did come with matching carpet?

Thanks guys!
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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There was also Crimson as well (not sure if that's what you mean by cherry). My buddy's GF has a 90(?) 'vert with Crimson. I have some pictures somewhere I can dig up and will post tomorrow.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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Your talking about stevie30
http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=182202

I actually think BMW's coral red is my fav and is what Ill prolly be goin for when the time comes.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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Was that a stock color or did he dye that? That the exact interior seating color I want.. Coral Red hmm...?
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:37 PM   #5
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That is custom vinyl.... one of a kind.


or two of a kind.

whore lipstick red.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:43 PM   #6
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This may sound n00b but... Can you dye vinyl? Say.. Hypothetically, I picked up a pair of nice tan sport vinyl interior instead of leather.. Dying is still possible correct?
I wouldn't want to do custom reupholstery, but if it came to that I would; just checking my options
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:50 PM   #7
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Ya dying vinyl is easier than dying leather.

Same thread the guy says all of those door cars started out as tan. I think that means the seats too but it looks more like brand new.


he used the same stuff for the carpet and the door cards, duplicolor vinyl spray.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:04 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help man! I'll go look into the Vynil spray... I've been wanting to dye my headliner and rear-speaker shelf black for a while now, and since it's an amazing $8 for 2 cans, I can afford it on a straight-broke college student budget lol

I wonder how the spray affects the "comfort" factor of the interior? I know for sure when I get in my car I want my seats to feel soft; anyone have more knowledge with the spray stuff and could enlighten me?
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:57 AM   #9
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I used colorbond to dye my headliner...looks flawless and hasnt flaked, faded, or anything after 2 years
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:03 PM   #10
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Dont be going and spray paining your seats. You'll regert it in the long run. Now the door panels. Those will hold up with the proper prep work and a good quality dye. And i'm not talking the stuff from a spray can like duplicolor.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:56 PM   #11
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Obviously Jason

I'm going to research leather bonding, or stuff specialized for painting/dying vinyl. I'd really love some Lipstick Red sport seats with matching carpets, but I want to make sure it lasts as well


Colorbond you say..? I'd probably do that for my headliner and rear speaker shelf, but I wonder how it would hold up on the seats/carpet
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:00 PM   #12
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I think that guy used the duplicolor for the carpet, which looks totally fly to me.... and the door cards and the seat backs.

I wish he was around to say how long it lasted. The front of the seats is new.

He did it twice even. All that carpet is tan carpet
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:55 AM   #13
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my last coupe had full black sport interior when bought it. i couldn't tell until i took off a door card that it was all originally tan.
so yes, it can be done.
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