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Old 04-12-2011, 12:27 PM   #1
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E46 car seat leather re-dying

Would anyone know of any place in MD/DC/noVA that would re-dye the car seat leather?


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Old 04-12-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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would anyone know of any place in md/dc/nova that would re-dye the car seat leather?


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Old 04-12-2011, 12:40 PM   #3
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I'm very interested in this. Please keep us apprised!
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:20 PM   #4
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down here I'm working with leather seats, and it's not as hard as it seems, as long as you care about your leather. You can easily buy f.e. Meguiar's cleaning set. What kind of problem with leather do you have? Worn seats, stains, lack of paint on sides? post it, I'll try to help if I can...
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:22 PM   #5
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down here I'm working with leather seats, and it's not as hard as it seems, as long as you care about your leather. You can easily buy f.e. Meguiar's cleaning set. What kind of problem with leather do you have? Worn seats, stains, lack of paint on sides? post it, I'll try to help if I can...
Well I'm dealing with worn/lack of paint on the side bolsters...
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:31 PM   #6
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My seats are worn and some places there are some scratches ... looks like torn or chipped off
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ok, usually worn side bolsters need repairing as follows
- cleaning
- polishing with sandpaper, grid 800-1000 [only a bit, to prepare surface for painting]
- for painting I use colourlock or gliptone, I have no idea what paint u can get in the US
- covering paint with final coat
- moisturising

what kind of effects u can expect? www.picasaweb.google.com/klinikawnetrz
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:16 PM   #9
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Thanks Wojciechu.

Hey, can I use Preval Sprayer or refillable Aerosol sprayer to spray the paint?
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:34 PM   #10
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yes and no

yes:
because its better than applying with a sponge
no:
because the amount of paint being sprayed may cause some troubles in future. What kind of troubles? Thick amount can result in scratches, "plastic" feel of leather, and leather pattern being flattened

I spray paint using Sata spray gun with 0,3mm nozzle, it lays only a mist of paint, enough to renew color but still keeping all the natural leather ... [no word... eeehh] feeling?
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:23 PM   #11
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Believe it or not I diy seats my self with a diy for leather shoes or jackets they work perfect for few bucks seats will look like new. To bad i didn't do DIY before and after. Before you go and spend hundreds of dollars for same result you should try it but you have to have good piece of cloth to rube it off immediately

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Old 04-13-2011, 04:33 PM   #12
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:18 PM   #13
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OK but this cosmetics are supposed to work on shoes and jackets, not on seats... still it doesn't mean it won't look good... but only for a while
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