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Re: dye---vinyl
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2018, 07:56:08 PM »
for safety reasons, they don't recommend doing belts. phred

Hi Phred,  Who is they?  I am not sure it really matters.  If your car has a none collapsible steering column and no shoulder harness, the lap belt is mostly notional for safety anyhow.  It is still a good idea to wear, but if you are worried about safety, driving these old cars in not the best idea.  When I was a little lad, I remember my grandmother holding me in the passenger front seat while I stood and looked out the windows.  I had no seat belt on at all.  Now days that will get you a ticket if not child endangerment.

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Re: dye---vinyl
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2018, 08:07:01 PM »
FWIW, I seem to recall many years ago, RIT dye was used to re-dye seat belts.  You're not going to be able to change color but just get the original color looking more like new. After dyeing, I'd sure as H*&& rinse them a few times to be sure that all excess dye was removed. 
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Re: dye---vinyl
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2018, 09:38:29 PM »
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Some site on the net, listed red as a color for '69-'70 Shelby models, but I don't think that is correct.
  Huh????
Some 69/70 Shelbys did have red interiors  ;)

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Re: dye---vinyl
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2018, 08:25:57 PM »
TOPKOP, I'm sure that it was a misinformed website owner that didn't get their info straight before publishing their info on these Shelbys. I, personally, really like the white interiors with white tops. I'm going for a '70 GT350 'vert with the 351 and an auto w/ a/c, in my choice of either Grabber Green, Gulfstream Aqua or maybe Silver Jade. I also like Candy Apple Red and Competition Red and Grabber Blue.
Waitin' for the day I get my first '70 Shelby convertible!

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Re: dye---vinyl
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2018, 02:12:49 AM »
Cory, they say it breaks down the material, same reason we can't (don't) paint air bags. How much does it break down? it's kinda like peeing in the ocean, and it warms it up. yes, it does, but I don't think anything measureable. all about the liability. phred