Can I dye or refinish a 1948 canvas top?

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Can I dye or refinish a 1948 canvas top?

Postby mbrewer11111 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:30 pm

Has anyone tried to refinish or dye a 1948 canvass convertible top? The canvas looks in pretty good shape, but looks weathered and faded. It is currently a light grey.
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Re: Can I dye or refinish a 1948 canvas top?

Postby tomo » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:43 am

Dyeing a top can be done, but I would be apprehensive about doing it. You must have the top very clean or the dye will be blotchy.

Have you used a good top cleaner like Raggtop and a small amount of bleach to clean the top?

https://www.haartz.com/cleaning-guide/c ... p-cleaning
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Re: Can I dye or refinish a 1948 canvas top?

Postby mbrewer11111 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:49 pm

Tom,
Thank you for the advice!
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Re: Can I dye or refinish a 1948 canvas top?

Postby tomo » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:26 pm

Mark, you are welcome. Let us know the outcome, if you decide to just try the bleach or go with a dye job.
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