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    hey i have tan interior and my front seats are faded a light purple! does anyone have any idea to restore my faded seats?
    Graham Bennett
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  • #2
    any help? anyone?
    Graham Bennett
    Mods: Korman Stage 1 Performance kit
    Supersprint muffler DTM tips
    Ireland Engineering Sway Bars

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    • #3
      Try using the same color leather shoe polish on your seats or have them professionally redyed.

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      • #4
        I normally sugest leatherique, but if they are already discolored then that might do more harm than good.

        If you are really up for a challenge you may want to see if you can get some info from Perry on how he did his seats.

        Here is a link to his amazing seats and a brief mention by him as to what he did from over on Roadfly.

        http://bimmer.roadfly.com/bmw/forums...6716867-1.html

        BEFORE

        http://photobucket.com/albums/y164/E...backseat2B.jpg

        AFTER

        http://photobucket.com/albums/y164/E...=backseatA.jpg


        Hope this helps.
        Last edited by pt///m3; 07-04-2005, 02:33 PM.

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        • #5
          Leatherique

          Originally posted by pt///m3
          I normally sugest leatherique, but if they are already discolored then that might do more harm than good.
          Ooooooo I am this close to using Leatherique! Is what you said a fact? Leatherique do sell leather stain and I bought a bottle to take care of the fading.

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          • #6
            A few years back I heard if the dye is already "loose" or running then a leather cleaner would lift the dye off. Sort of like using nail polish remover on cordovan shoes. I never got around to trying it. Maybe an email to leatherique to find out? I'd be curious what their official word is.

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            • #7
              Hi there is a leather renovation company over here in the UK, called WOOLIES and ive used there products three time before for this exact reason, i resored an old ford Granada and two sapphire cosworths, basically they supply you with a refurbishment kit, but you have to take a snippet of leather from under the rear bench seat or something, as a colour match, then they mix the coloured dye, to suit, and aslo in the kit is a cleaner, and sealer for when the job is done, the coast was circular of 40 uk pounds.

              cheers

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              • #8
                done a bit searching to help you out to give you an idea, of what i mean, here you go.

                http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/Lkit.html


                cheers

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                • #9
                  I have some info on simple dyeing in the FAQ section of my website (www.carartunlimited.com).

                  To start, maybe just pick up some Kiwi dye (you can find it anywhere, including the grocery store) and try it in an inconspicuous spot and see how it takes. No harm in trying that - cheap and easy.

                  Are all pieces faded purple, or just some?
                  A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do- Walter Gagehot

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