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Old 02-11-2013, 05:51 PM #1534
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the question is not, "why did you dye your black seats grey"


the question is, "why did you not dye the rest of your interior black"
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:06 PM #1535
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Black interior ftw, but black leather seats ftl
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i'd much rather have cloth seats. i don't understand everyone's fascination with leather... it's hot in the summer and cold in the winter... the only thing i like about my seats is the bacon button.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:18 PM #1537
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i'd much rather have cloth seats. i don't understand everyone's fascination with leather... it's hot in the summer and cold in the winter... the only thing i like about my seats is the bacon button.
Leather gives a car a much more high end feel I think
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:19 PM #1538
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What seats do you have? I've got heated cloth sport seats in mine. I hate leather, I'd much rather have a cloth seat. I wish I could go cloth in my vette
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:20 PM #1539
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High end feel , sure. But for all practical purposes I think it's worse
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:28 PM #1540
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Leather gives a car a much more high end feel I think
i guess it depends on the car/seat. in all honesty, the cloth seats in my 95 v6 mustang are more comfortable than the ones in my bmw. hell, i don't even like the leather seats that come in 997 carrera's...
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What seats do you have? I've got heated cloth sport seats in mine. I hate leather, I'd much rather have a cloth seat. I wish I could go cloth in my vette
i have leather sports
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:37 PM #1541
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and cloth seats dont crack or crease
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:10 AM #1542
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the question is not, "why did you dye your black seats grey"


the question is, "why did you not dye the rest of your interior black"
'Cause I'm not a fan of the all black look on the interiors. Originally, I was hoping to get away with just matching these fronts to my current interior. The dye is coming out a bit light though, so now I'm thinking I'll end up re-dying the rear seats and the leather portions of the doors in grey to match the fronts, then I'm going to put in black carpet and redo the plastic portions of the doors + center console in black.
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That's why I liked my leatherette interior so much. It looked like leather but was ten times more durable.
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I can't stand the leatherette, feels like plastic to me. I'd rather have fabric than leatherette, but I prefer leather.
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Here's a copy/paste of the story of my fail from my project thread on e90post:

Last night marked the end of the 48 hr cure period for the dye, so per Leatherique's instructions I proceeded to wetsand the seats to prepare for one final coat. It's about this time that I learned how important proper preparation is, and was reminded that no matter how much you do there is always room for more...

I started wiping away some of the dirty water from the seats and noticed that the dye was peeling in some areas!

At first I was really upset, and thought I had botched this entire project, but as I continued along and started actively trying to peel up the new dye I discovered that the problem was more or less localized to the deeper seems in the seats.

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The pictures show what I was able to remove after going back and trying to peel up as much as I could. The adhesion is very good everywhere that there is still dye on the seats. This leads me to believe that this problem is an indication that I simply failed to prepare those portions of the seat properly, not because of a poor product - this hypothesis is further supported by the fact that the driver seat obviously needed more attention than the passenger seat and I prepped them in the same manner.

So, it would appear all is not lost. I decided to wait another day before going back at those areas with sandpaper and prepping agent so that I can be sure the new dye around those areas have plenty of time to cure.

For now, the plan of attack is to wetsand with prepping agent over the "bad" areas tonight, then use a small artists brush to re-apply the dye in those seams. The following day I will proceed with a full re-coat of the entire seats, and perhaps even a second. We'll see.

Either way, my schedule has been delayed, and it's highly unlikely that I will have them ready to go in the car by this weekend. Ohh well...

At least the M3 wheel I refinished has turned out well; I bought it out of a wrecked car and it was in terrible shape. I had to use crack filler in about 15 areas and spent every bit of 6 hrs across several nights wetsanding it with prep agent. Now I just need to re-finish the trim and it'll be ready to go in the car.

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someone convince me to pull the trigger or talk me out of it
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while I'm not a huge fan of the one series personally, I think it is the best out of the options you've considered so far.
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while I'm not a huge fan of the one series personally, I think it is the best out of the options you've considered so far.
I'm a pretty simple person, for a car in 2008 the 1 series is simple doesn't have useless gadgets that I dont want 3 series is more like the 7 series of old. I want a nice ride and a decent torque motor, I plan on just replacing DD duties with the saabs except in winter. One of the saabs are going under the knife and circular saw for autox this summer.
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Has no torque, which he said he wanted. Also there is a chance the 1 has warranty, E46 M3 definitely wont and they are $$$$ to maintain.
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Only thing preventing me is having to check and adjust 24 valves or pay some dude 1K for it.
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Get a 135i, you wont be dissapointed. BUt on the other hand, just buy a 3 series that doesnt have nav. most of the useless crap is then gone. Mine is a wonderful 360whp daily driver
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Get a 135i, you wont be dissapointed. BUt on the other hand, just buy a 3 series that doesnt have nav. most of the useless crap is then gone. Mine is a wonderful 360whp daily driver
nah don't like the looks of a 3 series and there several grand more for a marginal amount of extra space
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