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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 Tue, Sep-06-2011, 08:31:59 PM   #31
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thanks, i'll order a set
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you still recommend the gliptone for cleaning and conditioning?
I got some and used it based off Braymond's recommendation. It works really well and I agree, the smell it leaves behind is really nice. My leather isn't perfect either, but it made it look a lot nicer than it did. Not sure if you priced it, but I got this for about 20 bucks shipped.

http://www.amazon.com/Gliptone-Leath...5346858&sr=8-1
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Wonderfully informative. Thanks for the hard work!
I second that! I emailed Furniture Clinic a couple of times last Spring when I had time to work on my interior and they never responded. I kinda lost interest after that but I may try again this winter.

Were they responsive when you contacted them or did you just send in an order?
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I got some and used it based off Braymond's recommendation. It works really well and I agree, the smell it leaves behind is really nice. My leather isn't perfect either, but it made it look a lot nicer than it did. Not sure if you priced it, but I got this for about 20 bucks shipped.

http://www.amazon.com/Gliptone-Leath...5346858&sr=8-1
exactly where i was gonna order from
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I second that! I emailed Furniture Clinic a couple of times last Spring when I had time to work on my interior and they never responded. I kinda lost interest after that but I may try again this winter.

Were they responsive when you contacted them or did you just send in an order?
Yes, but I used skype to call them.
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thanks for the info!
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Old Fri, Sep-09-2011, 04:43:39 PM   #37
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Great thread, Braymond. I have tire marks all over my rear seats from the previous owner and was planning to either buy a new rear set ($2k) or use leatherique. Most of the leatherique dye threads I've seen showed leather more glossy and not as matte. You proved that correct. Hopefully Furniture Clinic will respond to my email and I can send them a piece of cinnamon leather to color match. Appreciate it!
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I just stumbled on this, great info and great timing, cause I wanna change the color on my door cards, and re-dye my seat. Would you guys know if our black leather seats are matte or semi matte? Thanks
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I just stumbled on this, great info and great timing, cause I wanna change the color on my door cards, and re-dye my seat. Would you guys know if our black leather seats are matte or semi matte? Thanks
Your 97 originally had matte black Nappa leather.

The same stuff you would see on a pristine condition 2006 M3.

Here are what pristine vaders would look like (19k miles)


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Your 97 originally had matte black Nappa leather.

The same stuff you would see on a pristine condition 2006 M3.

Here are what pristine vaders would look like (19k miles)

Thanks for the info, I will definitely undertake this project, the back seats hardly saw any use, but the driver's side bolster is getting faded
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Discussing Nappa Leather - OEM Process, Restoration, Color Change Information in the E36 M3 (1992-1999) Forum - {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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