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  1. BMW Leather seat "dent" / "indentation" removal. 
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    Hey guys, if you saw my previous post you'll know that I recently fitted a leather interior to my car. It's in really good condition, but there were a few little indentation/dent marks on the rear seats and also on the front passenger seat. I managed to get rid of them, very easily, but as always I did not start taking pictures until later on in the job.

    Here is a rough guide...

    1. As you can see, there is a tiny dent here on the passenger seat. Smaller than a pea-size, but still a bit unsightly. (They were a lot worse on the rear seat backrests.)



    2. Get yourself a container of very hot water. Not boiling, but just as hot as you can comfortably handle. Take a cloth and soak it in the water. Ring out the excess and lay the cloth over the indentation and surrounding area. Now, take a ball (tennis ball for example) and roll it repeatedly over the cloth in all directions. Apply some decent pressure.



    I think that the theory is... The leather absorbs some of the water from the cloth making it more "pliable", and the ball gently stretches the leather out.

    3. Who cares about the theory, it really does work! I wish i'd taken before and after shots of the rear seats, because these were in a worse state. Impressive results for such a simple procedure nah?...

     
     

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    nice, good work

    Seems useful i will have to try and remember this
     
     

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    Thanks, like I said though, I wish i'd taken before and after pictures of the rear seats because the results were a lot more impressive and more obvious too :-)
     
     

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    i always forget before pics,

    you dont think its gonna be as good untill you have done it lol
     
     

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    Exactly! I read about this technique ages ago, but when I was trying it out tonight I thought there was no way it would work!
     
     

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    looks good, always handy to know
     
     

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    Looks impressive. I've moved this to the How-To section
     
     

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    omg thanks for this haha legend
     
     

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