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Sport seat leather redo

Post by 88m6 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:44 am

Finally getting around ,clean,oil,dye fronts.
Color plus products been suing for years.
Pass side bit cracked n came out great.

All temp for a year or two until new leather.
Driver side will be a challenge,Took apart n started the process. Ordered two new side bolster from zooming will post those when competed. Hopefully before PSF [-o<
Car is now 120 miles away so bit of challenge
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Re: Sport seat leather redo

Post by sideshowbob » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:16 am

Looking good !

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Re: Sport seat leather redo

Post by 88m6 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:23 am

Did finish drivers side before PSF and very happy with results.

Before pics
With just a deep clean with color plus citrus cleaner and leather soap
Then on to repair in next post
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Re: Sport seat leather redo

Post by 88m6 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:33 am

Now repair
After thorough drying,
A) a week of saturating coats of soffner oil
B) sand cracks ever so lightly to soften edges very patiently
C) surflex crack filler, two coats sand between coats
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Re: Sport seat leather redo

Post by 88m6 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:40 am

Finished two coats dye
Actually did dye to all leather after cleaning / oiling n whole interior is matched. Just need to do knee panels n visors etc to complete
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Re: Sport seat leather redo

Post by olympia57 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:00 pm

Impressive and very commendable result.
A list of materials used, sequence and equipment used would be great in fact you should do a proper "how to " sticky for this.
How durable is the crack filler ?
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Re: Sport seat leather redo

Post by hornhospital » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:25 am

olympia57 wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:00 pm
How durable is the crack filler ?
^^^ This X2. I've seen several projects like this that look fantastic at first, only to have the cracks reappear in a few weeks/months.
Ken Kanne
'84 633CSi "Sylvia"; '85 635CSi "Katja";'85 325e "Hazel Ann";'87 325is "Odette"; '93 325is "Elvira"; '95 M3 "Ashlyn"; '95 318is "Bebe"

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