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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 Fri, Dec-29-2017, 11:44:35 PM   #1
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Default Dying Seats

Has anyone recently dyed their seats?

I was planning on rewrapping them this winter, but am getting more and more into the idea of dying them, as mine are in pretty good condition with no rips or anything and seams in good shape. Just want them to look better.

Does anyone have a list of products or a recent DIY? All the ones I can find are old and the products don't exist anymore. Also whats your experience with it?
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http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=593871

Pages 3 have some info. I'm not really an expert, just remember seeing the above recently.

https://www.leatherworldtech.com/Lea...int-s/1960.htm
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I recommend using furniture clinic products because they use urethane based products instead of latex or waterbase like most products on the market
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Old Tue, Jan-02-2018, 05:56:37 PM   #4
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Default Re: Dying Seats

I just used the stuff from leatherworldtech and they came out great. Not perfect but way better than before and they look great in the car. I just hope they hold up well.

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Old Sat, Jan-06-2018, 03:04:48 AM   #5
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I have. I used Colourlock from the UK (though the bottle says it's from Germany.)

www.colourlock.com

They have a BMW Napa leather black that was an exact match for my 97 M3. Not sure what color you're looking for, but check them out, they have a fairly extensive color chart.
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Oh shit! I was thinking about having FibreNew do my driver seat, but I might have to give DIY refinishing a try. How would I go about repairing split leather? These are the seats. Doesn’t look like seats off a 99k mile car. Evtron’s car has nearly 80k more miles than mine, but his seats look much, much better.



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You essentially put a patch under the leather split, then fix the crack with the leather filler, sand smooth, and re-coat with leather dye/sealer.
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Old Thu, Jan-11-2018, 04:11:32 PM   #8
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Oh shit! I was thinking about having FibreNew do my driver seat, but I might have to give DIY refinishing a try. How would I go about repairing split leather? These are the seats. Doesn’t look like seats off a 99k mile car. Evtron’s car has nearly 80k more miles than mine, but his seats look much, much better.
That is the type of damage where you really should replace the leather. Either have an upholsterer replace the damaged leather with some donor BMW nappa, or source a whole new bottom Vader cushion that is in better condition. Because you are looking to do a color refinishing, it doesn't really matter which color replacement leather you go with.

Leather refinishing is a lot like bodywork: the quality of the end result is determined by the quality of the substrate preparation. You shouldn't just weld a patch of steel on the backside of a body panel, and then slop gops of filler on top, if the body panel had a large rip or rust through areas in it. The same principle applies to your seat and you want to use a minimal amount of leather filler just as you want to use a minimal amount of body filler when doing body work.
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