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?
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.
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!
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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