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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Mar-26-2016, 05:30:39 PM   #11
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Default Re: Feeler: Group buy on accurate replica smooth nappa leather (LSB, IR, maybe Cin)

BTW pitch a hide or two to your wives so we can hit these marks. My wife is in for one LSB hide to make some barstools from.
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Interested.
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I would be interested. Do you have pictures of the actuall grain texture yet?
Color, sheen and texture are all primary concerns. From what I have read, "Nappa" leather that BMW uses is not from sheep as the name suggests, but from cows. They select only smooth grain hides. This is what we'll be after with these reproduction hides.

Once the 3 basics are down I will discuss and relay the tanning process, base coat, top coat and expected durability. Ian and I are after OE quality or better. I'll send samples of my test hide off to him and anyone else who wants physical proof.
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How do you guys go from from hide to recovered seat?
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Old Sat, Mar-26-2016, 09:23:17 PM   #15
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Text Nick the Banished to get a snipped sample of cinnamon cow, or if you want true guaranteed OE, I can probably get you one shipped out soon.

You two both know what other colors I'd be after...
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How do you guys go from from hide to recovered seat?
An upholsterer.

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I got a tip from another member who had e36 vader seats recovered by autoberry.com. They do repairs for bmw dealerships I believe. They can do both front seats for the e46 for about 1k. I haven't queried further about texture, but they are familiar with the imola factory color. FYI.
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$11,104.86 Wholesale.

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Oh... this looks interesting!!
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How about an ///m-alcantara cow. Does your supplier have any of those? LOL


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