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Unless you find a 1990 select 60 being parted (unlikely) or one of the handful of 1991 convertibles that had white seats by special order being dismantled (even more unlikely) your only option is to have an upholsterer repair or remake seat covers. White was the least common interior color, so finding replacement parts from a donor car will be next to impossible.

 

Now, if you are looking for aftermarket seat covers (not original upholstery) there are probably sources for that, but will not be OEM quality or appearance. I've seen aftermarket  seat cover sets offered on ebay, but have no idea how good they are. 

 

 

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I always worried about the other white panels.......you could spray a door or rear panel white but would the color match.   If I had to do that, probably start with a grey part because that would be the lightest factory color to use.

Having the seats redone is possible, I know a fellow in PA that had his done and they looked great......no I don't know where he had them made.

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I've done two cars like this. Both started out with blue door panels and rear panels. Seats and headliner were reupholstered, and the other panels were dyed. If you use the correct dye (about $180 a gallon), it will cover well. a set of reupholstered white seats will run you $1100-1500 depending on your upholstery guy. 

 

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1 hour ago, NCReatta said:

I've done two cars like this. Both started out with blue door panels and rear panels. Seats and headliner were reupholstered, and the other panels were dyed. If you use the correct dye (about $180 a gallon), it will cover well. a set of reupholstered white seats will run you $1100-1500 depending on your upholstery guy. 

 

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So how does this dye work exactly, do you paint it on or spray, Because that looks really nice.

Did you do the dying process or your upholstery guy?

 

Thanks!

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The dye comes in a gallon can much like house paint. You then pour it into a Preval sprayer, dilute about 50% with lacquer thinner to keep the sprayer from spitting. 

 

The seats are leather seating surfaces and vinyl backs. Just like factory. 

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Marck, are you using a DuPont flexible auto interior coloring? That's what I've used in the past with good results, but am wondering if there is something better. Also do you have an upholsterer who is setup to do your seat covers from a pattern, or is each set a "one off"? I guess my real queation is what is your lead time on a set? Curious for future needs, as I'd like to do a fresh set on my early 88 (burgundy with suede) someday.

 

I've considered a custom white and burgundy interior combo, but don't think it'll stay clean enough without a ton of effort (much like the white select 60 wheels).

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, KDirk said:

Marck, are you using a DuPont flexible auto interior coloring? That's what I've used in the past with good results, but am wondering if there is something better. Also do you have an upholsterer who is setup to do your seat covers from a pattern, or is each set a "one off"? I guess my real queation is what is your lead time on a set? Curious for future needs, as I'd like to do a fresh set on my early 88 (burgundy with suede) someday.

 

I've considered a custom white and burgundy interior combo, but don't think it'll stay clean enough without a ton of effort (much like the white select 60 wheels).

 

 

 

I use SEM color coat. They guys at the local auto  paint supply store suggested it over the DuPont product because it dries easier, coats better, and has a better flex agent in it.    My upholsterer just did them one off for me. After he did the second set he said he'd only do another set if he had no other projects going on. They are very time consuming to do because of all the stitching involved. Plus material cost. 

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1 hour ago, Likecars said:

The car is a select 60. It does not have pin stripes, was that typical for a Select 60?

All Select 60s were made with no pinstripe. I've seen several with ones added but it's not technically correct. 

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