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  • Dying my Stitching Orange

    Click image for larger version  Name:	20200412_131041.jpg Views:	2330 Size:	2.93 MB ID:	137620Well... I did this on my old yellow C7 and loved it so I took plunge and started dying my Stitching orange to on my C8. It is taking me a little longer than I remember my C7 taking but I'm very happy with the results so far. I'll finished the rest next weekend.

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    Gary

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    Looks great. We need details on the process and dye used.
    2021 Red Mist HTC / Z51 /Mag Ride / Yellow Calipers / C-Flash Mirrors and Wing / Front Lift / Black 3LT / CF Interior Trim / Yellow Belts and Stitching

    Atomic Orange C6. Plenty of engine and suspension mods. Gone, but not forgotten

    Member, Old Dominion Corvette Club https://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org/

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    • #3
      I'll second that, looks real good. Nice job.

      Regards Brian

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      • #4
        It does look really great, and yes please for the exact product you used to do it (as well as how many of them you will be needing to complete the job). If your marker is hard to locate, please also include a link so folks can it for their cars — for many will follow in your footsteps for sure.
        Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #5
          gwalsh88, it looks factory. Thanks for showing us the way.

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          • #6
            This was a common mod on the C7s. There is not much to it you simply dye each thread one by one. The fabric dye pen I used is a fine tip and when it started to become blunt, I used some needle nose to pull out the tip and thenbused a straight razor to cut a new angled tip. I usual go 4 or 5 stitches and then wipe any excess with a damp micro fiber cloth. I bought two pens and think I could probably get it done but I ordered a third one. The fabric dye pen is from Amazon is

            Uchida 522-C-7 Marvy Fine Point Fabric Marker, Orange

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            • #7
              Your orange stitching on your car is beautiful. We are looking forward to more of your pictures as the project continues.

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              • #8
                Wow, very cool, did not know you could do that, very nice 👍👍
                2020 C8 - Long Beach Red, Z51, FE4: Mag Ride, 3LT: Natural Interrior, E60: front lift, Q8S: Machined faced trident spoke wheels, RCC: Red engine cover, ZZ3: Engine appearance package, J6N: Edge red calipers, CC3: Transparent roof

                Powell, Ohio

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                • #9
                  Wow. I’m not brave enough to do the same, but your work is impressive. Well done!
                  2021 Red Mist HTC, 3LT, Black interior w/suede inserts and red stitching, Z51, Mag Ride, E60 lift, interior CF, Spectra Gray Tridents, and Edge Red Calipers. Status 2000 on 2/11/21. Status 3000 on 2/18. Status 3300 on 4/1. Status 3400 on 4/15. TPW 4/19. Born 4/21/21. R8C Museum Delivery 5/17/21.

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                  • #10
                    Very nice....Well done!
                    Black over Sky Cool Gray.....2LT.....Z51.....FE4.....E60.....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gwalsh88 View Post
                      This was a common mod on the C7s. There is not much to it you simply dye each thread one by one. The fabric dye pen I used is a fine tip and when it started to become blunt, I used some needle nose to pull out the tip and thenbused a straight razor to cut a new angled tip. I usual go 4 or 5 stitches and then wipe any excess with a damp micro fiber cloth. I bought two pens and think I could probably get it done but I ordered a third one. The fabric dye pen is from Amazon is

                      Uchida 522-C-7 Marvy Fine Point Fabric Marker, Orange
                      Very well done gwalch88.

                      So much better watching Corvette owners doing and passing on useful tips that are of some interest to mature Corvette owners, vs. watching a bunch of jughead kids attempting to show you how to make donuts with a C8.

                      Keep up the good work!
                      Cape Cod Taxachusetts

                      3LT GDO/AYM Coupe. Z51, Mag Shocks, Yellow Calipers. Black Interior, Black Suede Seats, Yellow Stitching. Yellow Seat Belts.
                      Illuminated Sills. Front and Rear Splash Guards. Chrome Wheel Locks,
                      Home 08/10/20

                      Down to #431 from 450 on MacMulkin C8 Z06 Wait List

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                      • #12
                        That does look fantastic. Just curious, how long did the door and seat take you?

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                        • #13
                          Super Impressed!
                          Rapid Blue 3LT, HTO Tension Blue, Z51, 5ZZ, E60, ZZ3, ZYC, FE4, J6N, FA5, Q8Q, SHW, VJR, C2Q, R8C

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pksjc View Post
                            That does look fantastic. Just curious, how long did the door and seat take you?
                            I did the door, passenger seat , half the console, the floor mats and the the areas on top of the dash (this was the biggest challenge as i had to look through the windshield on the driver side). All told it was about 3 hours. Part of it was learning the technique as I'm more comfortable now I don't expect the driver's door and seat (and steering wheel) to take as long. By the way removing the top made a big difference in doing the tops of the seats)...

                            by the way this whole idea was thought up by forum member jagamajaran (Jeremy)... It was all his idea!

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                            • #15
                              I never knew of anyone doing this before. Thank you for teaching me and your instructions.

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