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    Hey guys,

    Got a new clubsport geearknob for the car and well its a bit.. 'used' Bit dissapointing coz it feels so much better!

    Is there a way of restoring it cheaply? Tried the autoglym stuff but hasnt helped...

    Heres a pic..

     
     

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    You could probably have it retrimmed but it may be cheaper just to replace it
     
     

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    But i just got it.... cost me 30 buck!
     
     

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    I would say get some leather cleaner/buffer...but if you've tried the autoglym stuff then you may be out of luck
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    ive seen leather repair kits but there 20 quid... cant be bothered spending that lol
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbenstrikes View Post
    But i just got it.... cost me 30 buck!
    Could you not see it before you bought it? sorry Mate but there is no way I would spend £30 on a gearknob that looks like that.I would spent a bit more and got one in immaculate condition
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    Could you not see it before you bought it? sorry Mate but there is no way I would spend £30 on a gearknob that looks like that.I would spent a bit more and got one in immaculate condition
    I did get a picture but it didnt really show the full extend of what it looked like... seen one on the bay for 43 pound but its another 10 in delivery!

    Phoned my auntie she does apulstery repair and she said try shoe polish and let it soak in then try the leather cream.... ill give it a go anyway
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbenstrikes View Post
    I did get a picture but it didnt really show the full extend of what it looked like... seen one on the bay for 43 pound but its another 10 in delivery!

    Phoned my auntie she does apulstery repair and she said try shoe polish and let it soak in then try the leather cream.... ill give it a go anyway
    Worth a go mate! No point in spending £20 on a repair kit unless you can put to use elsewhere like on your seats etc..No one near you got some you could 'borrow'
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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GENUINE-BMW-M-...item23060689b7

    Maybe try that leather dye that RJB used for his seats
     
     

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    How about this on eBay?

    This is what I have on my car, and it looks and feels the absolute business, I think much better looking AND feeling than any standard gear knobs. Cheap too, £15 delivered!

    I've even painted the silver cuff at the bottom the colour of my car, which makes it look even better.

    I would recommend this unreservedly.

    I told 328mark about it and he bought one too, although knowing him it's still sitting in its box somewhere...
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