1997 E36 323i Vert - can this seat be fixed using filler or is it a reupholster job?

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  1. 1997 E36 323i Vert - can this seat be fixed using filler or is it a reupholster job? 
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    Could you guys look at the pics of my drivers seat and bolster below and advise if it need reupholstering or whether I could get a filler and dye kit fron Dynamixdyes which will do the job (great folks at Dynamix BTW ):





     
     

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    I reckon you'll fix that mate
     
     

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    It'll repair and seeing as its black you'll get away with just colouring the bolster.
     
     

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    Cheers guys - I thougt it might need some needlework.

    I'll order the dynamic stuff a little later then - the chap said he could even give it a satin type finish to blend in.

    I'm gonna have to read up on how to use the filler
     
     

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    I'll be doing my seats early summer time using a dynamix kit.

    Search for RJB328 thread, he recoloured his leather. Might give you an idea of how to do it. Personally i'm going to water it down like hell for the second coat (after blobbing the dye into the cracks) and then washing it over
     
     

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    I've ordered the goodies so this will keep me busy over the weekend

    I'll track that thread down Sham - any other advice fella's would be most appreciated - I dont get how the filler stuff works, I read one thread where the OP sanded the leather down first - eeek! Result was amazing mind.
     
     

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    You will need to rough up the leather a tiny bit to get it clean and keyed for the dye to stick. I know it seems a bit drastic thats why i'm leaving mine till Summer. I'll take the seats out of the car and work in the garden
     
     

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    Easily fixable! Have a look at my thread for inspiration. After a bit of a break over the Christmas period I started work on my drivers seat again at the weekend. I keep thinking I should do a proper "how to" type write up.

    Steve

    EDIT: shameless link: 840 Sport Seat Refurb
     
     

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    i have just started the seats on my compact and my drivers is worse than that and came up like new. It took a while tho working in the living room on a sheet with the mrs hair dryer lol. Just the passenger side to do now.
    Rich
     
     

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