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[VIDEO] Complete Car Interior Color Change and Restoration (Video)

Ever looked at buying a pre-owned car and loved everything about it except the interior? Maybe it’s seen its day, has too many nicks and scratches, or has faded seats. Did you know that the entire look of a vehicle’s interior can be changed and made to look the way you want? Leather car seats, plastic door panels, armrests, steering wheels, and more can all be re-dyed by Fibrenew at a fraction of the cost of replacement.

Video credit shoutout: Larry at Ammo NYC 

Owners (or soon to be owners) of used BMW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Lexus, Lincoln, Cadillac, Infiniti, Acura, Jeep, Ford, GMC, and Dodge vehicles and more are turning to Fibrenew to completely makeover their interiors. In this video, Brian Marks of Fibrenew North Raleigh Wake Forrest and his team show the entire process – how our products work as well as a guided tour of Fibrenew’s time-tested restoration and re-dye procedure.

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Changing the Color of Your Car’s Interior FAQ

1. Can I change the color of my car’s interior myself?

Yes, you can change the color of your car’s interior as a DIY project, but it requires skills, tools, and patience. For more complex changes, it’s advisable to seek professional help.

2. What are the most common methods for changing the color of a car’s interior?

Common methods include reupholstering seats, replacing or dyeing the carpet, applying vinyl wraps or decals, painting interior panels, and changing trim pieces’ color.

3. How do I choose the right interior color for my car?

Consider your personal preferences, the car’s exterior color, and the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. It’s a good idea to create a color scheme or consult with a professional for guidance.

4. What tools and materials will I need for a DIY interior color change?

Depending on the scope of the project, you may need upholstery fabric, sewing machine (for seat covers), automotive carpet, spray adhesive, trim removal tools, screwdrivers, pliers, and various upholstery fasteners. The specific requirements vary.

5. Can I change the color of leather seats myself?

Yes, you can change the color of leather seats using leather dye or paint. However, it’s a meticulous process that demands proper preparation and application techniques.

6. Should I hire a professional for a complete interior color change?

If you lack experience in automotive upholstery, hiring a professional is often recommended. Get in touch with your nearest Fibrenew professional for anything you might need.

7. How much does it cost to change the interior color of a car professionally?

Costs vary based on factors such as the extent of the changes, materials used, and your car’s make and model. Request quotes from several upholstery shops to compare prices.

8. Can I change the color of plastic trim pieces in my car’s interior?

Yes, plastic trim pieces’ color can be changed using automotive interior paint or vinyl dye. Adequate cleaning and surface preparation are essential for a lasting finish.

9. Are there any safety precautions I should follow when changing car interior colors?

Ensure proper ventilation when using paints, adhesives, or dyes. Wear appropriate safety gear like gloves and masks. Disconnect the car battery when working on electrical components.

10. Can I revert to the original interior color if I change my mind later?

Reverting to the original color may be challenging, especially after extensive modifications. Carefully consider your color choice before proceeding with changes.

11. Do I need to inform my insurance company about changes to my car’s interior color?

Typically, cosmetic changes like altering the interior color do not require notification to your insurance company. However, significant modifications to the vehicle’s structure or safety features may need disclosure.

12. Are there any legal restrictions on changing a car’s interior color?

Regulations regarding car interior modifications vary by location. Ensure that any changes you make comply with local safety and visibility standards.

13. How long does it take to change a car’s interior color professionally?

The time needed depends on the complexity of the project. Simple changes may take a day or two, while extensive modifications can span several days or weeks.

Changing your car’s interior color is a substantial undertaking. Adequate planning, skill, and research are crucial to achieving your desired results, whether you decide to tackle it yourself or enlist professional assistance. We’re happy to help with all your auto interior restoration needs!

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Julian Foulds

Marketing Communications Specialist

A marketer first, a writer second, I enjoy finding unique, data-driven ways of demonstrating Fibrenew’s values while providing our community of franchisees with the resources they need to be consistently successful.

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