Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
I've dyed quite a few pieces of tack and the color has never come off. I use a dye that I got at a shoe repair store but I think Walmart carries it. The brand name is Kelly - I've also used Fiebings with great success.
The key that I've found is to prepare the leather carefully. You need to strip away any oils and dirt. Once you've applied the dye and allowed it to dry, then condition it. That's it.
It is better to go from light to dark in color, so going from brown to black should be easy. I've gone from light oil to a burgundy and from light oil to a very dark oil with no problems.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 04-19-2012 at 08:44 AM.