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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 09-27-2016, 11:11 PM   #621
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is it possible to remove the carpet in only two pieces (front and rear) without cutting, or removing the dash?
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:28 PM   #622
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is it possible to remove the carpet in only two pieces (front and rear) without cutting, or removing the dash?
The rear yes, the front no.
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:37 AM   #623
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After reading this thread it inspired me. Hated my all grey interior, so gave it a 2tone look. Still have to find a black center console and floor mats

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Old 09-30-2016, 12:40 AM   #624
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how's it held up? do you have to be careful not to scratch any pieces?
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:33 AM   #625
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I redid my door panels with SEM Color Coat in Landau Black about a month ago and it's held up absolutely great thus far. Only prep I did aside from tape off the areas I didn't want to dye/paint was clean it with their Plastic/Leather Prep cleaner and that was it.









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I've done the usual accidental toe drag across the bottom of the door panels, seat belt buckle has hit the door panel, etc etc and it has held up surprisingly well. No fading or scratches to speak of, I'm highly impressed with it all.

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Old 11-01-2016, 08:39 PM   #626
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Any idea if the dye is still holding up, if you are in contact with the new owner of the car Neil? Also, does anyone know if its easy to dye the speaker grilles? I'm wanting to do a cinnamon two tone on my black interior, but on the sedan the speaker is in the panel and wouldn't look as good if it stayed black.
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Old 11-18-2016, 12:46 AM   #627
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Neil. I'm going to go broke following all your DIY's. This is beautiful, along with your photography. Why'd you sell your E46, especially the clear amount of love you had for the car? Would also like to know if the dye's are still available, and if you think they will be for a while. I'm thinking of two-toning my grey interior for now, and then go cinnamon when I'm ready.
I appreciate it my friend. I moved on because at the end of the day, the e30 is my true love. The e46 went to an enthusiast so take solace in that. I believe Leatherique is still in business, are they not?

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Any idea if the dye is still holding up, if you are in contact with the new owner of the car Neil? Also, does anyone know if its easy to dye the speaker grilles? I'm wanting to do a cinnamon two tone on my black interior, but on the sedan the speaker is in the panel and wouldn't look as good if it stayed black.
This is after ~7 years of wear. You can see there is bolster wear, the duplicolor on the foot rest is pretty worn, and the door panels have marks where my shoes would rub against the door pocket area. I'd say overall it held up exceptionally well over the years.





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Old 01-25-2017, 07:54 PM   #628
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This is after ~7 years of wear. You can see there is bolster wear, the duplicolor on the foot rest is pretty worn, and the door panels have marks where my shoes would rub against the door pocket area. I'd say overall it held up exceptionally well over the years.
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:25 PM   #629
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Wow what an awesome thread to make my first post on and say Neil awesome write-up!!! Can't say enough how well it a job done! And the fact that u are still posting 7 years later!. Brings back memories from when I did this to my first car but with just vinyl and carpet spray paint and didn't prep anything. Now I can do it right!!! Again very good write up!
Thank you sir!!!

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Old 04-06-2018, 11:29 PM   #630
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Just read all of this after finding your comments on Leatherique's page. Thanks for all the tips on cleaning, brushes, curing times, etc. I've got an E36 vert with E46 seats and I'm going from all black to doing Sakhir Orange on my seats and door cards. I was curious why Leatherique quoted me $330 for my kit vs $220 for yours, granted it's 10yrs later, but you answered my question on only needing 32oz of dye so I'll make sure to get that adjusted I'm my quote.

I still had a few questions I don't see asked yet. After you did the seams with the acrylic brush, did you use your hands (in gloves) or applicator/waxing type sponges to apply the dye? I've watched a bunch of YouTube videos and I've seen it applied with anything from brushes, by hand, an HVLP gun to an tiny airbrush gun in the creases/folds of the leather. I'm just curious how Leatherique products specifically applied vs the ones I've seen in videos. Lastly, did you dilute the dye in water at all?
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:29 PM   #631
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Just read all of this after finding your comments on Leatherique's page. Thanks for all the tips on cleaning, brushes, curing times, etc. I've got an E36 vert with E46 seats and I'm going from all black to doing Sakhir Orange on my seats and door cards. I have this same color in mutt X5M and I love it, then having some extra dye will be nice in case anything happens in either car.

I was curious why Leatherique quoted me $330 for my kit vs $220 for yours, granted it's 10yrs later, but you answered my question on only needing 32oz of dye. Sucks my drivers seat needs leather repair first, but I got them for free so I can't complain...being 6'4" makes it harder to reach the E36 seatbelts on the B pillar vs E46 being attached directly to the seats. I'm gonna see if they'll throw in a repair kit when I'm getting my quote adjusted.

I still had a few questions I don't see asked yet. After you did the seams with the acrylic brush, did you use your hands (in gloves) or applicator/waxing type sponges to apply the dye? I've watched a bunch of YouTube videos and I've seen it applied with anything from brushes, by hand, an HVLP gun to an tiny airbrush gun in the creases/folds of the leather. I'm just curious how Leatherique products specifically applied vs the ones I've seen in videos. Lastly, did you dilute the dye in water at all?
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:43 PM   #632
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