Restore your Hood Liner - Black Shoe Dye!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by ALITL8, May 27, 2006.

  1. ALITL8

    ALITL8 Well-Known Member

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    some of you may already know this trick but i didn't until someone told me :dunno:

    learned this from one of the guys in the Oklahoma Mustang Club. if your hood liner is looking old, dirty and stained but is still in one piece, remove the clips and drop it out. make a run to your local Walmart or maybe a shoe store and pick up about 10 bottles (maybe 15, i don't remember) of the dab on (sponge head type) black shoe dye ** NOT SHOE POLISH** and start dabbing till you have a nice even look. when you're finished it will look just like it did when it was new!

    some people will say to just spray paint it but that never looks right IMO. the method above looks unbelievably nice, factory new!!

    WARNING! this procedure works muscles in your arms you didn't know you had so you may be a little sore the next day or two.
     
  2. Tattoogod

    Tattoogod Active Member

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    will the dye work on the other parts also,like the intake tube,and hoses and such?
     
  3. ALITL8

    ALITL8 Well-Known Member

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    without going too much into the whole detailing of the engine bay just wash those parts and then treat them with rubber/vinyl dressing. i think i pulled my factory intake tube off and washed it in the sink ;)
     
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    Tattoogod Active Member

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    ya thats what i did. ;D
     
  5. JeremyAlan

    JeremyAlan SN95 Supporting Member

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    Interesting info... ill have to try this on my liner ;D


    Jeremy
     
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    916_5.0 Active Member

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    I did this today it works great.
     
  7. Fets

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    10-15 bottles is alot lol
     
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    I only used like 2 im going to go over a few spots one more time so maybe between 2-3.
     
  9. ALITL8

    ALITL8 Well-Known Member

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    my hood liner was in pretty bad shape when i did it. im also weird about coverage... its gotta be perfect!!