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    Hi chaps and chappettes,

    just been to see a bmw for sale and the car has done 59k, full bmw service records and its not exactly been pampered but its a great price and bodywork is best ive seen.

    the leather sports seats (e46 sport) are a bit worn looking tired, cracked a little and look dry, is there anyway of dying where its cracked so it looks like new again? oir at least somewhere near? anybody recommend some black die?
    it was obvious where the owner had been gettin in and out it had sort of perished the leather where he/she runs on it climbing in/out

    is this normal for a e46 at 59k???
     
     

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    Ask and we will try and help

    Restoring leather interior (Liquid Leather)
     
     

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    BMW die will also apparantly cover over any scuffing and cracking etc and bring it back to as new, as long as there are no rips. mine needs doing quite badly so i'm gonna give it a go
     
     

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    Hi there - just to let you know that to keep my leather sofas clean and now the car seats I use baby wipes!!!! cleans ones at that I must add ....lol....!!! why? because they clean and are impregnated with a moisturiser which nourishes the leather. You will be surprised how much dirt comes up on them - they never damage the leather as they have no chemicals in them. if you do not want the smell of babies in the car go for the uncented ones....they do work.
     
     

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    I personally use Dove soap to clean my leathers with a soft sponge, comes out a treat, I use it in the BMW, in the Merc and on the sofas.
    Put about 5 liters of HOT water in a bucket and leave he Dove Soap bar in there for about 5 minutes and use a sponge thats also been in there to clean, takes out a lot of dirt, and leaves the leather soft, clean, and smelling nice.
    After that obviously chamios it off.

    Best of luck
     
     

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    thanks very much guys keep the advice coming, its good so far lol

    jus need to know how to get rid of scuff markings, like where the black leather top layer has worn away slightly and shown the leather underneath
     
     

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    hi skypeller, what you can do which is quick, easy, effective, cheep and long lasting is for black leather where it is worn and faded, gently rub a bit of black shoe polish onto it with a brush. any excess on the smooth leather can be wiped away gently with a tissue, and the cloth region where it is worn will hold the polish nicely. this will reduce visibility and wear of any fading and cracking. give it a go and let me know how u get on...
     
     

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    If the dye has generally worn away they can be re-painted, often the match is very good if a sample or code is sent to the right people to get the colour.

    It is possible to just blend in bolsters etc.
     
     

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    My dad swears by something called Gliptones:

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    the kit that was in one off the links looks good. and dont forget to feed your leather interiors. its very important, i work with car interiors so know that.
    if you want avoid any cracks in future make sure leather does not go dry.
    ass off respraying leather, there are few companies. all you need to do is google it
     
     

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