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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:47 pm 
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/500ml-BLACK- ... SwpFtavNfL

Had good results with this in the past :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:12 pm 
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The auto tunnel carpet will not be a good fit on a Toledo tunnel, it's been tried!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:08 pm 
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I have the opportunity to salvage some brown carpet from a late-model, 1979/80 Triumph Dolomite 1500 HL Automatic, which appear to be in better condition than some sections of my Triumph Toledo's black carpeting. I want to retain my existing exterior & interior colour scheme, so I am wondering whether it would be possible to re-colour the brown carpet using black dye of some sort?
Or buy a new carpet set from Coverdale?
That sounds rather expensive to me and does little to reuse and repurpose salvable items! £100+ can be better used for other things.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:33 pm 
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Might have faulty recall on this, believe that the early carpets are wool, the later nylon? If so then the only way to dye nylon is with hot water, there is no cold dye method. In saying that, there are coatings available url=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/fabricpaints.shtml] but they do leave a residue[/url] which may not matter for a carpet. I was looking into this subject when attempting to freshen up my black nylon seat upholstery.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:23 am 
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Sell your brown carpet on ebay, then use the profits to fund new black carpet.
Most of my parts and accessories are funded this way,sometimes I obtain stuff I don't need for either of my cars but then sell it on to fund stuff I do need.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:09 pm 
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Sell your brown carpet on ebay, then use the profits to fund new black carpet.
Most of my parts and accessories are funded this way, sometimes I obtain stuff I don't need for either of my cars but then sell it on to fund stuff I do need.
I have already done that to some extent re parts for air-cooled VWs, but I am less well known in the Triumph Toledo & Dolomite world which is MUCH smaller in scope.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:19 pm 
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You could also advertise your carpet in the Sales/Wanted section of the forum instead of painting it black.

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