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Old 12-29-2009, 02:57 PM   #261
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:19 PM   #262
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:22 PM   #263
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:39 PM   #264
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PICS AND RESULTS THUS FAR ARE


Cant Wait for the final update


and after you so graciously post up your DIY.. what you would have done different etc...


THen I'll know an E46 thats Grey sport seats are about to become IMOLA RED
































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Old 12-29-2009, 03:55 PM   #265
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amazing work . checked out their website a couple of weeks ago and it turns out they have my favorite color, lotus white this sounds like a good alternative to having my seats reupholstered, but im worried since its an even lighter color than the cinnamon.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:20 PM   #266
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:21 PM   #267
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amazing work . checked out their website a couple of weeks ago and it turns out they have my favorite color, lotus white this sounds like a good alternative to having my seats reupholstered, but im worried since its an even lighter color than the cinnamon.

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Old 12-29-2009, 05:41 PM   #268
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Can you do a scratch test for us to explain the durability of this stuff? I dont want my jean rivets to scratch them or some inconsiderate passenger.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:53 PM   #269
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:04 PM   #270
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:22 PM   #271
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neil wat sand paper are you using to wet sand the seats
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:37 PM   #272
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PICS AND RESULTS THUS FAR ARE


Cant Wait for the final update


and after you so graciously post up your DIY.. what you would have done different etc...


THen I'll know an E46 thats Grey sport seats are about to become IMOLA RED

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Thanks for the kind words! But unfortunately imola is impossible to do. I explained it in my OP. It was my first choice, and had it been possible, you guys would be seeing imola rather than cinnamon

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Can you do a scratch test for us to explain the durability of this stuff? I dont want my jean rivets to scratch them or some inconsiderate passenger.
I did a scratch test and posted a picture of where I did it. Do you want me to make a video?

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nice job! total cost so far?

black dash, center armrest, glove box, parking brake boot, front carpet - $150
Center console, eurotray and random pieces - $???
leatherique kit - $220
7 cans of spray paint - $45
sand paper - $20
microfibers and terry towels - $30
rit dye for other parts - $20

that's all I can think of right now

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1000, after the seats are dry I'm going to wetsand with 2000 most likely and do another coat. We will see

No pics today guys
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:57 PM   #273
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looks better than mine did, it will turn out great.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:59 PM   #274
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I did a scratch test and posted a picture of where I did it. Do you want me to make a video?
Actually I was looking for something more than just saying you scratch tested. For example, did you use the back of a knife, finger nail, penny, etc..... Also how many passes it actually takes before you noticed the mar.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:04 PM   #275
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looks better than mine did, it will turn out great.
I really hope so my friend, I can't wait to just get everything done. Thank you for helping me

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Actually I was looking for something more than just saying you scratch tested. For example, did you use the back of a knife, finger nail, penny, etc..... Also how many passes it actually takes before you noticed the mar.
Calm yourself my friend, you think I'm lying to you guys? I scratched it really hard with my finger nail and jabbed it with a pen, no color came off. If it had, I would not have dyed the seats and I would have called the project off. Keep in mind, these are leatherette seats so prep took twice as long and I worked twice as hard. If the dye holds up on leatherette, it will definitely hold up on leather.

I just dyed these seats, they need to cure. If you are looking for some kind of reassurance that dyeing is a good option, I am not the person to talk to, Alec is. I'm sure his seats have been time tested and he would be glad to answer your questions regarding durability and longevity.

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It feels really natural, I wouldn't think so. It is all in the prep, I spent about 8-10 hours just prepping these front seats for dye because if they are prepped improperly, they will look splotchy, feel rubbery, etc. To make sure that the dye was going to hold up on the leatherette seats, I test dyed a patch on the back first and let it dry for 8 hours. Pretty much all of the regular procedures you would follow for the whole seat, I followed for this test patch and when it held up to my scratch test, I went for the entire seat. Let me upload a pic of the test dye
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:42 AM   #277
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:14 AM   #278
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Actually I was looking for something more than just saying you scratch tested. For example, did you use the back of a knife, finger nail, penny, etc..... Also how many passes it actually takes before you noticed the mar.
what do you think he lied? you see the effort neil is putting into doing this project right, so why do you post such a dumb response like that?
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what do you think he lied? you see the effort neil is putting into doing this project right, so why do you post such a dumb response like that?
who the hell do you think you are?
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