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Author would red roof dye work on a grey/green roof?
Ben G
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   21st Jan 13 at 16:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i dye'd my roof last summer using Renovo Reviver (black). The roof itself came from factory as ''grey'', but time and the elements have meant it's more green in colour now.

it went from this:



to this:



the black dye actually comes off quite easily if you attack it with a toothbrush and a decent cleaner, so no problems about going back to how it was before.

just worried i'm going to spend 30 quid on something that won't turn out even remotely red

[Edited on 21-01-2013 by Ben G]
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21st Jan 13 at 16:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mate, red?
Ben G
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21st Jan 13 at 16:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes russ, red

i saw this a while back, which i like:



i also saw a news merc with a red roof, although it was a lot darker.

i imagine the red roof dye on grey would give quite a dark colour, so wondered whether it would work or not.
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21st Jan 13 at 16:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The red is a little "look at me/my roof".

Stick with the black/grey.

Red looks crap.

[Edited on 21-01-2013 by BluKoo]
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21st Jan 13 at 17:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Buy a red hardtop imo.
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21st Jan 13 at 17:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Red looks great. Very fashionable choice at the moment. Seen plenty of grey Merc's and audi's with red roofs.

Dont see how its look at me, its a different colour roof not a medallion
John
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21st Jan 13 at 17:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Don't tell me that dye stuff comes off easily after I've just bought some
Ben G
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21st Jan 13 at 17:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by John
Don't tell me that dye stuff comes off easily after I've just bought some


the only reason it came off in one place is because i attacked some bird crap i left on the fabric for a few days with a tooth brush and some proper acidic cleaner

the rest of the roof is still fine though.
Ben G
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I had red on my ZM; looked much better than Black

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Red looks ace
Ben G
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see that looks fantastic.

only thing i'm worried about is whether it'll be a nice red like that, or very dark due to the fact it's a dye on top of grey.
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Red?

Brave


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quote:
Originally posted by Corsa_Sport21
Buy a red hardtop imo.


This.

Or just buy a hardtop in the colour you would be happy with, and get it vinyl wrapped when you fancy a change.
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21st Jan 13 at 17:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i'd love to get a hardtop, but i don't have the money at the moment
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Thought you had just bought a brand new Focus?? Need to get priorities right mate.
Ben G
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traded the fiesta in for the focus as i would've had to give the car back, or buy it after 2 years.

i also pay monthly for the focus. i don't have 14k laying around.
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Zm

Seen a silver E46 M3 with a red roof, looked fantastic.
Rob E
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Red roofs ftw

I don't think you can dye a dark colour roof red but its definately doable the other way (Red to Black).

There is a little company in Swansea who will do you a mohair roof for 260 all in including fitting (Hand made by himself). He did mine and hundreds of other mx5 owner's cars and is unbeatable for service/cost/quality. You drop your car off with him and he will have it done in a few hours providing you have pre arranged a date with him. Also, if you have a glass rear window he will reuse your current window, or you can have a plastic one.

Ben G
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that's very cheap rob! the owner of the z4 i posted paid more than 500 quid for his iirc.

it does look lovely
Rob E
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This guy has such a good rep for his work that one guy even came from Germany to have one fitted its good quality material too and its double lined so on the interior its black with a subtle pattern. I would highly recommend him to anyone
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I like


http://www.lemass.co.uk/ for all your automotive/bodyshop needs
Located in Chalfont st Peter
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Hold on 260.
Can you give me his details please


http://www.lemass.co.uk/ for all your automotive/bodyshop needs
Located in Chalfont st Peter
Rob E
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Jack Smith's 01792 461022 . Just google "Jack Smiths Swansea" and hundreds of forum threads come up about him
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That looks shit, although it will match the calipers

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