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Old 05-28-2003, 10:02 PM   #1
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Thumbs Up UltraSuede (alcantara) trim

OK - you all saw the preview post - here are the initial photos of all the trim installed. Obviously, they're taken at night. I'll take daylight shots, if the sun ever comes out!

Couple points of interest:

1. This is UltraSuede, another type of synthetic suede, similar to alcantara.
2. The color is actually a dark gray - "executive gray"
3. It took about 1/2 yard to wrap all the trim.
4. I used spray adhesive as well as a high tack cement.







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Old 05-29-2003, 07:09 AM   #2
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Awesome job!
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Thanks! More pics (daytime) and discussion in the showroom...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...045#post809045
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looks great. I think I might try it with blue. Do you know if it would be possible to do some parts of the seat??
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looks great. I think I might try it with blue. Do you know if it would be possible to do some parts of the seat??
Anything's possible I guess if you're willing to cut apart your seat to replace a panel or 2... I know I've seen a bunch of people who've had it done professionally. I'm not that brave.
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Hmm, I think I am gonna order some and try it out. did you get the


Ultrasuede® Soft_
Ultrasuede® Elite
Ultrasuede® Light_

or does it matter. I think I am gonna go with the royal blue.

thanks bro, and great idea on the diy
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I used the ultrasuede soft for the trim. If you're gonna attempt the seats, you should use the uphostry grade (with a backing).

Good luck with it - and definately post pics -
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