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#1 (permalink) Old 09-11-2005, 05:50 PM
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Reconditioning/dying worn leather

Does anyone know of a good method for reconditioning and dying leather seats? I have a set of black Vader front seats from my 95 M3 that have a bit of wear on the side bolsters and need a bit of attention, but I have no idea how to do this. I need some recommendations on what to use to dye the worn areas. And I don't want the newly dyed areas to look different from the original areas. I realize that there are already a couple postings in the FAQ section, but none that I found covered dying worn leather. And I can't post in the FAQ section, so I posted it here. Thanks for any help in advance,
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Check out these guys:
http://www.leatherique.com/

I have seen what their products can do and its definitly worth checking out. I have never reconditioned leather myself, so I don't know exactly what you need, but Im sure if you call/email them they will be able to help.

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Just what I was looking for. Anybody have any experience with this stuff?Thanks,
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I used it. Stuff works pretty well. Softens up the leather and then lightens it (back to original). Make sure you get the Prestine Clean, too. It's worth the $.
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Leatherique is the answer to yoru questions. Have heard nothing but good stuff about it.

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Just got this info in a PM. Check out the pics of the interior before and after on this M3 convertible. Apparently, the Leatherique stuff is amazing.
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...hlight=Leather
Does anyone know if it will work on leather steering wheels? I've got a 4 spoke M3 that could use a bit of TLC too.
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You think you can post those pics here, please? We cannot see them if we are not logged in.

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Here are the pics. Huge difference in before and after!
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Hm.. Still no pictures. You should be able to use it on the leather steering wheel. I used it on the shift boot, and the e-brake boot, with amazing results.
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Pics

Ok, here are the pics. Wasn't working this morning, and I had to go to work.
The first is after. The last one is before, and the middle two are during the cleaning/refinish.
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That looks good. You'll have to post up pics of your project before / after. I used the leather restorer and the cleaner... I need to get my butt in gear and get the crack filler / dye job done.
I found a place in town that will do the crack fill and dye for around $150, including the armrest. Now it's just a matter of when I can get the appointment.
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