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Old 09-19-2009, 01:50 PM   #1
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Alec's Interior Makeover DIY Project

This has been a LONG time coming, but it's finally time to do it.

First, I invested in the full leatherique treatment for my gray front seats... I'm sick of seeing them in my tan interior, aesthetically it's pretty whack. They've been in the car all summer like that.
















Second, I've been eyeing a black carpet in a junkyard e46 sedan since early spring... got the leatherique in the mail yesterday, so yesterday it was time to go get the carpet too. My god it was filthy, covered in leaves, fluids, soaked in old water, etc, but I stopped at the dealership on the way home and pressure washed the f0ck out of them. My car got really really really wet and dirty inside but it's okay...



(I cut the front into 2 pieces for ease of install/removal/transportation in my back seat)




Here's the interior currently:









The car:







Updates to come later this evening, will start tearing into the car in a couple hours here.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:57 PM   #2
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This is overdue. Glad you are finally taking care of it, because right now its hella fail!

In for the results!
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:12 PM   #4
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:13 PM   #5
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This is overdue. Glad you are finally taking care of it, because right now its hella fail!

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Old 09-19-2009, 02:54 PM   #6
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This is overdue. Glad you are finally taking care of it, because right now its hella fail!

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At least it's not a fail when you're sitting down. Gray seats > non-sport seats
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:59 PM   #7
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I was wondering when you were going to do this.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:09 PM   #9
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NIce ,I really enjoy clicking on your threads I always learn something new.
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Do you have the rest of a gray interior?
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did I read that right - you took a pressure washer to the interior of your ride?
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It's gonna be sickkk man. GL with the dye
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take ur time (extra time) than recommended because it will be the direct cause of how long it will last. this kit works very well and matches perfect but it will flake if not done properly
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can't wait to see how it comes out so i can do my interior red....
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alec... this will be amazing.


good luck on the project homie
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Wow so excited to watch this progression

Alec, your car is incredibly sexy man and this new interior overhaul will just make it all the better
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did I read that right - you took a pressure washer to the interior of your ride?
No, I grabbed this carpet out of a junkyard car, transported it in the trunk/back seat of my car, and pressure washed it in the car wash bay at the dealership.
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