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    I bought this stuff months ago, but hadnt got round to doing it, till tonight. I wish i had done it sooner because it was soo easy and looks great

    I had a bit of wear on my bolster of ym drivers seat and bit of wear on the passenger, center and drivers arm rests

    So I came across: http://www.dynamixdyes.com/
    I had to phone up a bmw dealer to get my leather colour code because there were a few baige leathers on there,
    I bought the 65ml dye set, for £20 and got the dye and an applicator sponge:


    The damage to the bolster need a bit of filling so i bought some leather filler from the internet,

    The bolster:



    So firstly i rubbed the cracking down with some 800 grit wet 'n' dry to take all the rough edges off, then applied the filler:


    I used a hair dryer to dry the filler then I rubbed the filler down with the 800 wet 'n' dry

    I masked the seat up, I decided to dye the whole section of the bolster so it was harder to spot any diffrence in colour match

    I then used the dye, I loaded the applicator sponge up with a pea sized amount of dye and spread the dye evenly over the hole of the bolster
    The filler seemed to soak up the dye so you could see through to the filler still, I let the dye dry
    And gave it anouther two coat's:



    The bolster is perfectly smooth now and looks as good as new, and the colour of the diffrent areas of the seat match up perfectly

    I done the same to the arm rests, but didnt use filler as the leather had'nt cracked it had just worn abit, i only applied two coats but one would have done because there was no filler to soak the dye up
     
     

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    top stuff i need to do mine befor xmas and thats came out great i think ill be getting that gear
     
     

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    Great job Sam I used the same stuff on my bolster and worked a treat.
     
     

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    Now that is a stunning finish

    I'm looking for a dye on my black leather seats, do you think this dye will work on leather that has gotten quite tough due to sun exposure on my vert or do you know of any leather softening techniques ?
     
     

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    Looking great! That stuff really is amazing. Here's my finished passanger seat along with my no-yet-started driver's seat:



    (full thread here: 840 Sport Seat Refurb )
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onedesi View Post
    Now that is a stunning finish

    I'm looking for a dye on my black leather seats, do you think this dye will work on leather that has gotten quite tough due to sun exposure on my vert or do you know of any leather softening techniques ?
    I dont think the dye will soften you leather in any way, it will certainly make it look better

    have you tryed cleaning and conditioning you leather?

    i use lexol you can get a kit which comprises of a cleaner and a conditioner

    i do it every other month, and after every clean the seats look and feel like new

    http://www.lexol.com/auto.html
     
     

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    Cheers Sam - Ive had someone look at the rear bench today and it's too far gone :(

    Oh well onwards and upwards!
     
     

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    there are alot of companies that re uplholster, so getting the seat back to its original glory could be acchived
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjflat View Post
    Looking great! That stuff really is amazing. Here's my finished passanger seat along with my no-yet-started driver's seat:



    (full thread here: 840 Sport Seat Refurb )
    the seat looks sooo much better, Good job
     
     

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    sam that looks well nice and your seats look like their the same color as mine so do you have the color code for the leathe??r so i can get some of that stuff
    It's a ragtop thing, you wouldn't understand
     
     

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