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    I've been after the extended leather bits (console, dash etc) for my E36 for ages, but my interior is beige and I'm not sure they even did this option in that colour!

    There is a full set of all the bits on Ebay at the moment - but its black leather. Is it possible to change the colour from black to beige? (would have to be a perfect match!)

    Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Yea you should be able to change them quite easily,

    I used dynamix to repair my front seat, but if you was to use a diffrent colour you could change the colour of your leather seats, http://www.dynamixdyes.com/

    heres my fix: Leather Seat Repair - Using Dynamix

    its good stuff, you would easily be able to dye the black to baige
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    Yea you should be able to change them quite easily,

    I used dynamix to repair my front seat, but if you was to use a diffrent colour you could change the colour of your leather seats, http://www.dynamixdyes.com/

    heres my fix: Leather Seat Repair - Using Dynamix

    its good stuff, you would easily be able to dye the black to baige
    Cheers Sam. Your seats look great!

    Very tempted to go and buy the bits now ...
     
     

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    Thanks mate,

    the dye and that wasnt too expensive, and as all the bits are off the car you should be able to dye them pretty quickly and easily indoors

    the more coats you get on the better it looks
     
     

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    should be no probs changing colour i saw a thread on another forum were the guy changed his interior from black to cinamon ( however you spell it)
     
     

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    Cheers lads, I'll post some pics with how I get on
     
     

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    i've complete both fully colour dye changes and complete refubs on leather interiors and dynamix is the stuff to use, just ensure you spray the dye on with an air brush and dont use the sponge, imo its sh*t and gives an uneven finish, good luck

    look at the end of the thread mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB328i View Post
    i've complete both fully colour dye changes and complete refubs on leather interiors and dynamix is the stuff to use, just ensure you spray the dye on with an air brush and dont use the sponge, imo its sh*t and gives an uneven finish, good luck

    look at the end of the thread mate
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    Very nice mate! Look brand new.
     
     

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    I thought the trick with dying is you can go darker and not lighter?
    Unless this is a colour coat that sits on the surface I can't see it working.

    Generally to lighten something you would have to bleach out the old colour and then take it down, don't think that is an option in leather.

    Personally a complete black interior is the way to go unless you really like the Beige. I know you liked the OEM look but yo have gone down the "improving" rather than factory original in a few areas.


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    Quote Originally Posted by E36Coupe328 View Post
    I thought the trick with dying is you can go darker and not lighter?
    Unless this is a colour coat that sits on the surface I can't see it working.

    Generally to lighten something you would have to bleach out the old colour and then take it down, don't think that is an option in leather.

    Personally a complete black interior is the way to go unless you really like the Beige. I know you liked the OEM look but yo have gone down the "improving" rather than factory original in a few areas.
    A half and half black/beige interior is deffo an option if the colour can't be changed. My seats are mint now I had the bolster repaired so I'd be an idiot to change them.

    My ultimate goal with this car was always to get to the 'fully loaded' stage... there's already a few bits I've added which weren't on my model from the factory ... but ARE original OEM options, as was the extended leather package
     
     

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