vw.58-beetle
2008-11-22T23:29:06Z
Hello just a quick one realy i have a 58 beetle and the running board rubber mat should be black but mine are an off white is it at all possible to dye them to black as my budget is tight. and the mats arnt cheep to buy, if so where could i buy the dye from plese

thankyou
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pre67vw
2008-11-23T00:04:27Z
Just an idea, have you tried tyre-black?
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
mrmagyar
2008-11-23T09:54:50Z
Hi,
There used to be some stuff called Vinyl-Cote which you painted or sprayed onto plastic car items like seats and dashboards to change their colour. It was available in lots of different colours and worked by bonding right into the plastic and becoming part of it so it didn't just scrape or wear off after time. I remember it used to have very good reviews in the classic car magazines. I'm not sure if it's still available in the UK anymore but there's a link here to a similar type of product. If you shop around you could probably get it a bit cheaper.

https://www.usautomotive...odView.asp?idProduct=353 
1949 Belgian Standard
1955 UK RHD De Luxe
vw.58-beetle
2008-11-23T10:31:50Z
Thankyou for thoes bits of info ill check them out many thanks

Paul
six-o-one
2008-11-23T11:58:42Z
vw.58-beetle
2008-11-23T12:33:46Z
six o one thankyou sir i have found a company local ish that sells v h t black color dye so if he aint got it ill contact the other but

thankyou
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mrsherbie
2008-11-23T19:48:30Z
NO! Dont paint them! that will look er..... :shock:
I thought the coloured ones were more expensive than black? maybe not though.
"it'll wreck the patina you haven't worked so hard to create" - 50Karmann