Rit dye for carpet

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Rit dye for carpet

Post by Jayrod82 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:06 pm

Has anyone ever use Rit dye on your carpet and/or floor mats? if so for the grey did you use Charcoal or Pearl Grey? my car is a 86 with Grey interior color.

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Re: Rit dye for carpet

Post by R Code » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:55 am

Watching this one, as I have to dye my used package tray & NOS floor mats (both gray) Raven. Open to trading for Raven pieces, if they exist.

My original package tray has been modified for 6x9 speakers. :puke
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Re: Rit dye for carpet

Post by Rocky's Wrench » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:33 pm

R Code wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:55 am
My original package tray has been modified for 6x9 speakers. :puke
Rockettes first XR had the same problem, the added weight of the speakers would overcome the gas struts that held
the hatch open. I changed the struts, but the hatch hitting you in the head problem wasn't solved... :roll:
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Re: Rit dye for carpet

Post by morlynon » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:55 pm

Tried it before. It will make the carpet look a bit nicer but not as good as new. It will make the carpet stiff also.

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Re: Rit dye for carpet

Post by Ed Lijewski » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:57 am

For RIT dye to work well the item (whatever) should be bathed and agitated in as hot water as is available. (Read RIT's instructions.) That effectively eliminates using it on carpeting and expecting good and lasting results.

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Re: Rit dye for carpet

Post by DAReese » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:12 pm

Rocky's Wrench wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:33 pm
R Code wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:55 am
My original package tray has been modified for 6x9 speakers. :puke
Rockettes first XR had the same problem, the added weight of the speakers would overcome the gas struts that held
the hatch open. I changed the struts, but the hatch hitting you in the head problem wasn't solved... :roll:
These practically shoot the hatch open. I can't imagine your speakers would make them drop. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L2 ... UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Rit dye for carpet

Post by my8950 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:38 pm

As the OP mentioned, I'm also curious about using dye for grey...
Usually I think people dye darker, i.e. black, but what about doing grey?

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Re: Rit dye for carpet

Post by John Brennan » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:29 pm

DAReese wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:12 pm
These practically shoot the hatch open. I can't imagine your speakers would make them drop. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L2 ... UTF8&psc=1
Thank you, sir! Just ordered a set. $26, and free shipping! Woot! :cheers
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Re: Rit dye for carpet

Post by DAReese » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:46 pm

John Brennan wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:29 pm
DAReese wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:12 pm
These practically shoot the hatch open. I can't imagine your speakers would make them drop. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L2 ... UTF8&psc=1
Thank you, sir! Just ordered a set. $26, and free shipping! Woot! :cheers
Quite a bit stronger than OEM when the car was new.
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