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The sides of both my front seats are showing wear and some cracking. Anyone know of a good cover that looks better then the sh*t you see in the Autoparts stores. Does anyone make covers designed just to fit an E36?

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I looked into it and did not find anything that looks good. I hate the look of covers and would rather drive on my seats with wear showing, a cover isn't going to fool anyone that they are not worn.

You can go to a interior guy and see how much it is to redye or replace the pieces, or you can buy new seats. I personally bought new seats(M3 vader seats) and am just waiting for them to get here.

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I wouldnt stress over it.. you could pick up some new seats (cheap) out of a wreck being parted out if they really start to get worn.

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I just had both of my front seats and the armrest redone with Ford vinyl. It matches the leather perfectly. It only set me back $350 at a local upholstery shop.

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there really arent any good looking seat covers out there.

i had the same problem, my driver side seat was really beat.
just look around and take your time till you find a good deal on replacement seats. for example, i just found a guy who was parting out a t-boned e36...he just sold me a pair of damn-near-flawless leather front seats for only $100 plus shipping.
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Leatherique is perhaps the best thing there is to restore leather (available only -- I believe -- from www.leatherique.com). However, if it is worn badly your best bet is probably to check out a leather care/restoration shop. Get the pieces that are worn replaced. I am sure they can color-match it. Look around for new seats, though. It may even turn out to be cheaper (although it would be more of a hastle). Good luck!

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Wet Okole = awesome seat covers!

http://wetokole.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?
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Wet Okole = awesome seat covers!

http://wetokole.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?
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Those look a little cheesy to me, to bad they dont make them to match the orginal interior with some kind of fake leather material.
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site speaks for itself amazing upholstery replacment!!!!!!

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Those look awesome, anyone wanting to sell used ones let me know.
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If you were in Vancouver, BC I could send you to a place that would replace the worn leather, respray the seats with new dye; and they'd look brand new. Phone up your Bimmer Service department and ask them for a recommendation of a leather place to send you, they will use these guys to help spruce up old car interiors.

With these guys you can make holes disappear, dog scuff marks on the leather disappear, a whole host of problems concerning leather resolved.
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