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Old April 28th, 2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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Repair Leather Seats?


Did a little searching but didn't see anything that I knew was equivalent to what I'm seeing. I've heard on other sites that you can sometimes repair cracks/creases with a heat gun and/or some moisture. Do you think this is doable for how mine are, or do they need to be resurfaced or otherwise?

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Old April 28th, 2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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your gonna need color to fill in the cracks. buy a kit at your local auto store
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Recover? I'm thinking so with where its at.
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Ah ok. I'll take a look at both of those then, thanks.
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Had this problem with my BMW M3. Go to the Bimmerfest.com website and search the forums/threads on this topic. There is a company in England that sells a kit that includes crack filler and color dye. It costs $200 U.S. or so for the entire kit which includes enough stuff for a lifetime and you can match any color leather you like. They have video tutorials on YouTube and at their website. I wish I could remember the name of the company.

I bought a kit from their U.S. competitor and it included crack filler and a perfect color match and it did a nice job and was an easy project but the kit from England is better. If I had it to do over again I would have bought the kit from England. The kit from England is real leather dye whereas the kit from the U.S. is more of a leather based paint.

It's an easy project and you won't believe how well you can restore your leather seats back to original condition and color including getting rid of all the creases and cracks.
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Cool, will search for it. I'm assuming having the seats redone is going to be significantly more expensive than $200? I'm more inclined to the idea of fixing it myself anyways but just curious if anyone's had a shop do something like that.
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Just a thought......you could just redye the seats the same color.
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Cool, will search for it. I'm assuming having the seats redone is going to be significantly more expensive than $200? I'm more inclined to the idea of fixing it myself anyways but just curious if anyone's had a shop do something like that.
I bought full OEM leather covers (coming in tomorrow) for $350 shipped brand new. I'd shop around but it shouldn't be too bad.
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Ok sounds like even more options than I was thinking, thanks for bringing it to my attention. Will do some more searching around and educate myself a little more (especially on the dyeing part). I appreciate it.
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i tried the repair kits from the local parts store.. worked like shit. Good luck with yours though.
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get racing seats??
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You could try a good cleaning... Probably not going to fix the cracks but will make them a lot more bearable until you can get some covers for it... Prestige leather care kit is amazing
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my freind has a bmw shop in indy. he has this stuff to repair seats. he does sell it and would be able to ship reggie motorworks inc. he buys totaled out bmw and ect and parts them out among other things. he has this stuff that turnned a leather seat sitting out in the elements and brought it back to almost new looking. stuff is awesome. two parts to it. have to ues some elbow grease to work it in, wont be dispointed. look him up on those interwebs!
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