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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Wed, Jun-12-2019, 10:18:57 PM   #1
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Default Seat Leather Restoration

I've read around, and seen a lot of products used, but looking for some input on addressing the wear on my seats (primarily the driver seat, obviously). I used Lexol cleaner and conditioner and a horsehair brush when I first got them. I understand this isn't aniline.

So, this weekend I'm going to take some of the advice from here and try a magic eraser and some APC to see what effect that has.

But, I still have areas of relatively minor cracking, and one small hole in the thigh bolster. Wondering what people have used to good effect to fill or minimize the discoloration in the cracked areas and how to address the small hole.

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Have these guys repair your stuff. They travel nationwide.



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Old Thu, Jun-13-2019, 02:22:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: Seat Leather Restoration

Yeah, if you have holes and cracks, you need restoration, not Lexol.
Here is my experience with LeatherworldTech kit:

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=607013

Didn't like the kit, but the results were good.
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Old Fri, Jun-14-2019, 02:20:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: Seat Leather Restoration

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Have these guys repair your stuff. They travel nationwide.

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Thanks, the only contact is in NC and they don't mention service outside of NC. I emailed, waiting to see what they say.

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Yeah, if you have holes and cracks, you need restoration, not Lexol.
Here is my experience with LeatherworldTech kit:

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=607013

Didn't like the kit, but the results were good.
Didn't think Lexol would fill cracks/holes...just trying to get a baseline on the leather condition. Will do a little more this weekend with a magic eraser and some all purpose.

Thanks for the tip on the Leatherworldtech...seen that mentioned along with Leatherique, Dynamix, etc. All seem to have their likers and haters. No overwhelming favorites out there it seems.

Gonna tackle this as a winter project when I can have the seats out of the car for an extended period.
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Old Fri, Jun-14-2019, 02:18:33 PM   #5
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That's quite the result.
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Old Fri, Jun-14-2019, 02:44:51 PM   #6
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I've been having pretty decent results with Colourlock products, at least as far as DIY goes.
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Thanks, the only contact is in NC and they don't mention service outside of NC. I emailed, waiting to see what they say.



Didn't think Lexol would fill cracks/holes...just trying to get a baseline on the leather condition. Will do a little more this weekend with a magic eraser and some all purpose.

Thanks for the tip on the Leatherworldtech...seen that mentioned along with Leatherique, Dynamix, etc. All seem to have their likers and haters. No overwhelming favorites out there it seems.

Gonna tackle this as a winter project when I can have the seats out of the car for an extended period.
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Who are "these guys"? I didn't see a link or name in your original reply. (Maybe a Tapatalk oddity)

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http://masterssmartrepairs.com/
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