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      12-16-2012, 01:57 PM   #89
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Damnnn. SGM + cinnamon interior = sexy.
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      12-17-2012, 07:23 PM   #90
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Thanks, I'll have more detailed pics once I get all of the items I want done. And yes, that white stuff on the front seats is parchment paper, I didnt' want to risk of the two surfaces touching each until they fully cure.
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      12-17-2012, 08:28 PM   #91
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Looks amazing, little time and a little money for a huge result. Def gonna look at trying this.
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wow that came out perfect, props to you bro
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      12-27-2012, 07:25 AM   #95
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Thanks guys! More dye is on the way to complete the interior door panels.

Here is saddle brown in comparison. I'll try to get better shots as soon as I find a saddle brown to park next to in similar parking positions. I know under certain lighting, saddle brown can look similar to cinnamon, at least until you take a picture of a cinnamon interior in the same lighting, then you'll realize that cinnamon has more orange/carmel color to it while saddle brown as more brown/orange to the hue.
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      12-27-2012, 08:50 AM   #96
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Its threads like these which inspire others to take a leap and do a mod for themselves.

Top. TOP work mate.
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      12-27-2012, 09:19 AM   #97
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This is awesome!!!! Glad someone had the balls to do it.

I remember seeing the original thread on E46fans and thought that guy was a genius!!


Just sucks I have grey carpet... :-(
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      12-27-2012, 09:52 AM   #98
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This is awesome!!!! Glad someone had the balls to do it.

I remember seeing the original thread on E46fans and thought that guy was a genius!!


Just sucks I have grey carpet... :-(
You can easily dye your carpet too! Change it to black!
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      12-27-2012, 10:41 AM   #99
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i am going to attemp this sometimes early next year.
Thanks OP for the pointers.
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      12-27-2012, 06:30 PM   #100
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n/p, let me know if you have any other questions. You'll definitely want to use parchment paper on surfaces area's that can rub to avoid the dye rubbing off during the week long curing process. I kept mine on 2 weeks for good measure though.

someone do cora red!
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      12-27-2012, 06:54 PM   #101
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I'm starting a blog about dying my black leather seats BMW M3 Cinnamon. This would not be my first time doing this, but it will be my first time using an air gun to "paint" the leather surface. Leatherique, the makers of Prestine Clean, and the world renowned Rejuvenating, also makes dyes for all OEM and custom color seats. I chose BMW M3 Cinnamon (Code 2092) because it's a strong permeating dye. My original choice was coral red, but red is an extremely weak dye and would be too time consuming considering I have a black interior.

To answer common questions:

If you prep it correctly, it will not rub off on your clothes
If you prep it correctly, it will look and feel like OEM
If you prep it correctly, it will last for years to come

The OEM color on the leather is "painted" on

So today, I ordered a 32oz dye kit from Leatherique for $95. I still have the following from my last dye job: Prep spray (really diluted rubbing alcohol and will remove the top layer of the OEM dye), 2000 grit sandpaper, a fine paint brush for the seat seams and door inserts, 3M painters tape, newspapers, and possibly 3 days of "down time."

Next up, I need to shop for a painting air gun from Lowes. Graco makes a nice one and others have used it in the past.

Updates to follow. i'll take as many pics as I can in case others have an interest in doing it, but here is my E46 M3 interior during the redye process from black to OEM cinnamon:
i really need to do this to my saddle brown interior. i was going to shoot for red but i like the cinnamon better for some reason.
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Thanks, I'll have more detailed pics once I get all of the items I want done. And yes, that white stuff on the front seats is parchment paper, I didnt' want to risk of the two surfaces touching each until they fully cure.
OH MY GOD YES!!! this is what i need done!! bless you for posting this
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OK - so I can dye the carpet and the leather - my issue is the dash / armrests which are tan coloured.. I would love to change my interior to oyster - can that be done? I'd change the carpet colour to black but would want the dash / leather to be oyster..
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Damnnn. SGM + cinnamon interior = sexy.
SGM = Sparkling Graphite Metallic
SG = Space Grey



Turned out great OP. How shiny is the leather?
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SGM = Sparkling Graphite Metallic
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Turned out great OP. How shiny is the leather?
Fail, on my phone it looked like sparking graphite metallic. Stupid invisible shield with glare coating.
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Turned out great OP. How shiny is the leather?
the finish is relatively matte as long as you use a fine mist with light coats from the GRACO gun. According to George @ leatherique, the finish should return to OEM-like matte with an application of rejuvinator oil, which I have yet to do because 3 weeks later, I'm not exactly done with it since I was busy around the holiday's. January will be the month I finish it up and photo shoot
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the finish is relatively matte as long as you use a fine mist with light coats from the GRACO gun. According to George @ leatherique, the finish should return to OEM-like matte with an application of rejuvinator oil, which I have yet to do because 3 weeks later, I'm not exactly done with it since I was busy around the holiday's. January will be the month I finish it up and photo shoot
Ohh okay gotcha. Yeah the "shinyness" was a concern.

Looking forward to the final finish.
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Thanks, I'll have more detailed pics once I get all of the items I want done. And yes, that white stuff on the front seats is parchment paper, I didnt' want to risk of the two surfaces touching each until they fully cure.
ever think about doing the bottom half of the dash also like the extended leather look? i might be doing that once i start my dye project.
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