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Old 01-09-2010, 07:03 AM   #401
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:56 AM   #402
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AWESOME!!!!!!!

Although my project will be 1/10000000000000003th the size of yours you've inspired me to re-dye the left bolster on my driver side since it's all brown'ish from the seatbelt running over it.

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Old 01-09-2010, 01:21 PM   #403
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Just saw this thread - all I can say is AMAZING! awesome write-up and tips for future dudes with balls willing to take their interior apart, and re-assemble all for the sake of a new fresh COLOR!
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:01 PM   #404
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WOW! Looks AMAZING!!!

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Old 01-09-2010, 08:34 PM   #405
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and to dye the rug????you didnt put the DYI for it
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:06 PM   #406
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and to dye the rug????you didnt put the DYI for it
He didn't dye the carpet.
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:07 PM   #407
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Seats came out great, very nice!
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:00 PM   #408
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you went overboard when you dyed your room door as well.

but it is looking mighty good man. thanks for the tips and procedures, I'm sure it will be handy to a lot of people.

Did not disappoint, epic thread !!!

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Old 01-09-2010, 11:09 PM   #409
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He didn't dye the carpet.
pretty sure he dyed the rear carpet

Not like I followed this thread post by post or anything lol. Results look great Neil! Excited for the final photos.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:25 PM   #411
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pretty sure he dyed the rear carpet

Not like I followed this thread post by post or anything lol. Results look great Neil! Excited for the final photos.
Oh, nice. I saw carpet pics on the first page and figured both were there.

Well, dyeing carpet is easy, you just have to keep brushing it to keep the fabric from getting brittle and stiff from the spray. Spray it out of the car in thin layers, obviously.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:08 PM   #412
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looks really good, cant wait for more pictures
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:35 AM   #413
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Well I got a new 35mm f/1.8 lens the other day so I figured I take a couple of photos. This lens is damn legit, thank you for the recommendation Wes

I know you guys want to see the rear of the car and the headliner but I'm not done yet so no photos until I'm finished. Expect another update within a day once I finish up those pieces. I need to go out during the day and take some proper photos but until then, you get to enjoy artificial light which makes the seats look straight orange

Excuse the dusty car, it will be cleaned for the final update

BMW Cinnamon

Adjustable Bolster

I can haz carbon fiber?

Cinnamon bokeh

Cinnamon

Carbon Fiber

Tri-stitch

Cinnamon piping

Cinnamon seams

BMW M

And yes guys, I did recolor the rear carpet. But I used dye, not paint. So the procedure is what you would assume it to be. Clean the carpet well, wait for it to completely dry. Dilute your liquid dye with about 65-80% water and put in a spray bottle. Start spraying in light coats and after every coat, get a brush and work the dye into the carpet fibers. Repeat until the dye looks uniform and matches the front carpet. I needed 3 coats for it to remotely match the front carpet and it's still not perfect. You guys won't believe me but I used rit fabric dye, the straight black stuff

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really good work came out mint
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:02 AM   #415
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Looks good Neil. Glad to see all the hard work has paid off. I'll be dropping my car off at your house next week so you can try the dye on leather.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:29 AM   #416
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Fantastic.

Someone may have asked but is that leather or leatherette? The dye will work on both, right?

How does it feel?
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:18 PM   #417
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it turned out great!!

If, you don't mind me asking, what was your total hard cost for everything??
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:19 PM   #418
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so gangsta.

neil you win the mod competition of 2010 so far.
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