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Old 03-31-2010, 03:46 AM   #1
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Arrow Light gray leather color code ?

I want to buy leather dye. I am not sure about color code. There are various gray colors. What is the exact OEM color code for light gray leather seats ?

I think there is only one gray color for E46 leathers.

color scale: http://leatherworldtech.com/LeatherC...tegoryName=BMW

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Old 03-16-2011, 01:00 AM   #2
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I want to buy leather dye. I am not sure about color code. There are various gray colors. What is the exact OEM color code for light gray leather seats ?

I think there is only one gray color for E46 leathers.

color scale: http://leatherworldtech.com/LeatherC...tegoryName=BMW

little late on this but5 its called dove gray. it says 3 series on the color chart.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:03 PM   #3
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its actually N9TT
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:34 PM   #4
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I ordered mine yesterday and just got it today. I did compare it side-by-side yet but by approximation the color code I ordered (438 - light silver gray) looks like a match. I also ordered black and white tinting toners with the same order just in case I need to adjust.

I will wait for good weather to do this since I plan on leaving the dye to cure for 48 hours after final application.

Please note that I read from many sources that the E46 M3 gray and normal E46 gray interiors are different shade. On the leatherworldtech.com itself lists dye #436 "dove gray" as the color for my model year M3 but I think it is too light and it might match the E36 M3 gray, not the E46 M3.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:39 PM   #5
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http://www.bespokeleathering.com/lea.../bmwdyes#E46M3

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...t-1610291.html

So, they both say E46 M3 = N5TT. The non-M3 is N6TT

http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=267056

This is case, the N5TT code from Leatherique is too light for E46 M3 gray interior.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:29 PM   #6
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I'm interested in getting a dye kit from Leatherique.

Can someone tell me what color I haz in my sedan?

2394 - Gray (N6TT)?

0436 - Dove Gray?

0438 - Lt. Silver Gray?

it almost seems like the silver gray, but I can't tell



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Old 09-18-2011, 01:57 PM   #7
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I'm interested in getting a dye kit from Leatherique.

Can someone tell me what color I haz in my sedan?

2394 - Gray (N6TT)?

0436 - Dove Gray?

0438 - Lt. Silver Gray?

it almost seems like the silver gray, but I can't tell



thanks!
i believe its dove gray, i have the same color interior and im looking to redo my front seat only if it comes out good i dont want it to look like an artists painting
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:22 PM   #8
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Yeah I want to redo my front seats and armrest.

Do you know if it can be done with the seats etc still in the car?

I feel like there was only one gray used in the sedans, is the color code somewhere in the car?
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:09 PM   #9
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Yeah I want to redo my front seats and armrest.

Do you know if it can be done with the seats etc still in the car?

I feel like there was only one gray used in the sedans, is the color code somewhere in the car?
the color code i think is on the drive door jam..and to be safe your best bet is to take everything apart and dye it the right way so theres no mess.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:57 PM   #10
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I'm interested in getting a dye kit from Leatherique.

Can someone tell me what color I haz in my sedan?

2394 - Gray (N6TT)?

0436 - Dove Gray?

0438 - Lt. Silver Gray?

it almost seems like the silver gray, but I can't tell



thanks!
I have the same interior color as yours,i think is Dove gray,hope it helps(As i'm in the same predicament as you).And
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I know this thread is pretty ancient, but it's still coming up on the 1st page in Google searches so I thought I'd update the info a bit in case someone else finds it.

If you put the last 7 of your VIN into http://bimmer.work/ it will tell you both your upholstery and exterior color codes. You can also give the last 7 to a BMW dealership and they can pull the service records, which will also have the codes (as well as other useful information).

My 2001 325Ci Coupe's upholstery code is N6TT, which is "2394_Gray".

http://www.leatherworldtech.com/BMW-...ors-s/1846.htm also has really good info.
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I cut a piece of the leather from the backside of the rear seat cushion. I sent it to Leatherique for matching.
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