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Old 04-18-2010, 10:16 AM   #501
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I just **** my pants after seeing all this !
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:04 PM   #502
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I saw somebody posted this above - but does anyone know if legit red dye can be sourced anywhere? There must be somewhere you can import it from or some seller that has some stockpiled from before the EPA mandate.
I mean you can still buy imola dye, they just said it wouldn't be good for a complete dye job. You can always try though! It just might take a couple extra coats and extra love to work out properly

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This thread is now part of leatherique's website, woot!

http://www.leatherique.com/do_it_you...dye-input.html
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:33 AM   #503
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:01 PM   #504
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Beautifully! I am extremely impressed with it thus far. Though it's only been 4 months, I've caught my pants on it and accidentally scratched it but the dye hasn't even thought of coming off. I'll continue to update this thread if something does happen

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Old 05-03-2010, 05:13 PM   #505
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This is the weirdest thing I've ever said to another guy, but thanks for the orgasm I just fapped out!
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:12 PM   #506
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this might have me on the bandwagon sometime in the future...... I am just deciding on colors for now. I have Sapphire Black with the black and gray 2-tone interior as of now. I have also already wrapped my trim with CF fabric and plan on doing something with the gray interior. MIGHT go Cinnamon, but I am not sure yet...........
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:52 PM   #507
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Wow just wow and congrats on an amazing job

Did you track down the total amount of hours that went in the project?

What did you end up doing with the airbag plugs in the front door panels? Dye or did you end up buying the OEM cinnamon ones from BMW? If you bought the original ones how is the color match?
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:33 PM   #508
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I really love the contrast look between the cinnamon and the all black dash/trim/pillars/headliner.

Makes me want to dye my pillars/headliner black and swap the wood trim for something else.

Great work!
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:12 AM   #509
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:45 PM   #510
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:46 PM   #511
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Neil....You and your DIY interior ROCK!!
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:08 AM   #512
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I can't believe I just read pretty much most of the 511 posts in this thread, its insane - well I read all of Neil's with a quick scan of the rest. Good to see its still going and the dye is holding up. How is the paint on the plastic parts holding up?

Insane, ludicrous, mad, nuts I absolutely love it. I am stunned by some of the things some of the guys have done on this forum.

I just bought a 02 325Ci with full Beige interior that looks pretty tired and the drivers seat needs recovering.

I really want to do this but the amount of work is scary and just the sheer amount of beige plastic to be painted.

Two questions:
  • My seats are beige plastic except for the buttons do you think its realistic to be able to paint the seat backs and bases?
  • What do you think the plastic painted gloss back or even metallic black (I would use a plastic primer, auto paint and clear coat it would be done professionally at a panel shop)

Removing the dash just looks plain scary!!

Thanks again Neil for sharing
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Thinking of either doing something similar to Neil or maybe this??? (M6 limited edition)
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:11 PM   #513
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^ i'd say go for it howie! that interior is so amazing!
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:29 PM   #514
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Beautiful interior; I've got to do it too! I'm going to recover my M Steering Wheel soon; what is everyone's opinion of a two-tone wheel? The steering wheel leather is in 4 pieces; top, bottom and sides. How do you think it would look if the top and bottom were cinnamon?
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Looks nice. I thought Australians drove on the left side of the road?
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:35 PM   #517
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No one else feeling the cinnamon two-tone steering wheel? What if it was only on the bottom?
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:58 AM   #518
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Yep we do I just pulled that off 'ye olde internet'. Very few individuals here I have never seen one in those colours. Hence why its so appealing. We have a few of the red interiors here.

Def stick to the OEM style of top and bottom I reckon.

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Old 06-02-2010, 11:47 AM   #519
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Just stumbled onto this thread from bimmerfest. Absolutely gorgeous interior work Neil! My one regret is not having a lighter interior. Mine is all black. When I first ordered my car, it was Black Sapphire Metallic with the tan leather. But, after seeing an Imola Red on the lot, I changed my mind.

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Just went through this entire thread and have got to say: you're my hero. Absolutely stunning

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