E90Post
 


MINHS Auto Care Center
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Photo/Video/Media Gallery > Leatherique Cinnamon dye complete overhaul saga (blog)



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-09-2012, 09:51 AM   #45
PixelVogue
Private
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: UK

Posts: 89
iTrader: (0)

How long will these last and not fade back to original colour?
PixelVogue is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2012, 10:15 AM   #46
spool twice
Rainbow Racer
 
spool twice's Avatar
 
Drives: S65B40
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sarasota, FL

Posts: 1,252
iTrader: (7)

***UPDATE 3rd coat 12/09/12 10:13am*** Final coat

It takes 20mins for the final coat to dry, but 48hrs to cure to it's correct color. Once it's dry, I'll have to wetsand it with 3000grit to remove any shine for an OEM look. for anyone who wants to do this, 32oz bottle isn't enough to convert from black to cinnamon, I need to order more to do the door skins I hope it doesn't get more orange than what it currently is at
Attached Images
  
__________________
E90 LCI M3 7-DCT Interlagos Blue/Novillo Silver
[MS Pullies|K&N drop-in|Test Pipes |Evolve Stage II tune|Evolve Servotronic Map|Evolve M3 GTS-DCT file]
spool twice is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2012, 10:25 AM   #47
spool twice
Rainbow Racer
 
spool twice's Avatar
 
Drives: S65B40
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sarasota, FL

Posts: 1,252
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by s50missile View Post
How long will these last and not fade back to original colour?
I had it on my previous M3 for 2 years without any issue of it rubbing off or any color issue's, it's just "painting" the seats with a "dye" thats supposed to absorb into the leather.

The project is quite easy, if it fades in 5 years, just redo it
__________________
E90 LCI M3 7-DCT Interlagos Blue/Novillo Silver
[MS Pullies|K&N drop-in|Test Pipes |Evolve Stage II tune|Evolve Servotronic Map|Evolve M3 GTS-DCT file]
spool twice is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2012, 01:33 PM   #48
spool twice
Rainbow Racer
 
spool twice's Avatar
 
Drives: S65B40
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sarasota, FL

Posts: 1,252
iTrader: (7)

seat finally dried! not sure why it's shiny in the pics, but it's matte in person. the seat bottom was just placed there for pic purposes, it's not snapped down and that little black mark you see will be invisible. Now onto the front seats!
Attached Images
   
__________________
E90 LCI M3 7-DCT Interlagos Blue/Novillo Silver
[MS Pullies|K&N drop-in|Test Pipes |Evolve Stage II tune|Evolve Servotronic Map|Evolve M3 GTS-DCT file]
spool twice is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2012, 01:59 PM   #49
e90Nate
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: '11 335 xdrive msport
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Canada

Posts: 1,546
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
what a big undertaking! looks great!
e90Nate is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2012, 02:02 PM   #50
mapleridge
Banned
 
Drives: E90 N52 AT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC

Posts: 2,681
iTrader: (4)

Looks OEM. Great work.
mapleridge is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #51
fasteddie222
Colonel
 
fasteddie222's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 e88 135i
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Miami/Central Florida

Posts: 2,295
iTrader: (8)

You are crazyyyy!!!!! Looks awesome. How long did it take you to do everything? Also how difficult is it to do this?
__________________
fasteddie222 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2012, 03:28 PM   #52
._.
Colonel
 
._.'s Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Miami

Posts: 2,358
iTrader: (15)

diy needed
._. is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2012, 03:29 PM   #53
badblkX6
Captain
 
Drives: 2014 X6 35i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: South Jersey

Posts: 724
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2014 BMW X6  [0.00]
Results look great!
badblkX6 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2012, 03:39 PM   #54
arctic330i
Lieutenant Colonel
 
arctic330i's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 335is
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Gainesville, Fl

Posts: 1,920
iTrader: (8)

Garage List
Damn it...now I want to do this...
__________________
See my full mod list in my garage
arctic330i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2012, 05:34 PM   #55
spool twice
Rainbow Racer
 
spool twice's Avatar
 
Drives: S65B40
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sarasota, FL

Posts: 1,252
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fasteddie222 View Post
You are crazyyyy!!!!! Looks awesome. How long did it take you to do everything? Also how difficult is it to do this?
it's probably a 3 out of a 10, the hardest part is seperating the upper and lower portions of the front seat, you dont want any surfaces to touch each other while curing, otherwise it'll result in a flaking like texture.

Here is another update, I can't install the lower portion or the outer sides of the rear seat yet because I have to wait 48hrs to cure
Attached Images
  
__________________
E90 LCI M3 7-DCT Interlagos Blue/Novillo Silver
[MS Pullies|K&N drop-in|Test Pipes |Evolve Stage II tune|Evolve Servotronic Map|Evolve M3 GTS-DCT file]
spool twice is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2012, 06:36 PM   #56
mattt555
Private First Class
 
Drives: e90 330d
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London

Posts: 107
iTrader: (0)

Looking very nice, the how 2 you wrote when did the E46 was excellent, I remember being real impressed with it.
Good work looking forward to the final pics.
I use my car most days, when I get the new one, I'd be tempted, but can you drive with the passenger seat missing or will it throw up errors?
mattt555 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2012, 07:12 PM   #57
spool twice
Rainbow Racer
 
spool twice's Avatar
 
Drives: S65B40
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sarasota, FL

Posts: 1,252
iTrader: (7)

SRS/AIRBAG light is on without the passenger seat
__________________
E90 LCI M3 7-DCT Interlagos Blue/Novillo Silver
[MS Pullies|K&N drop-in|Test Pipes |Evolve Stage II tune|Evolve Servotronic Map|Evolve M3 GTS-DCT file]
spool twice is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2012, 07:14 PM   #58
spool twice
Rainbow Racer
 
spool twice's Avatar
 
Drives: S65B40
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sarasota, FL

Posts: 1,252
iTrader: (7)

***Update 120912 7:13pm***

Front passenger seat, not quite done with it yet, some touch-up will be needed with the acrylic brush in certain spots, but it will all blend together.

More than likely no more updates until next weekend, I'm beat, and I'm out of dye until leatherique mails another batch out to me
Attached Images
 
__________________
E90 LCI M3 7-DCT Interlagos Blue/Novillo Silver
[MS Pullies|K&N drop-in|Test Pipes |Evolve Stage II tune|Evolve Servotronic Map|Evolve M3 GTS-DCT file]
spool twice is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-09-2012, 10:47 PM   #59
roadkillrob
Brigadier General
 
Drives: 2008 335Cic, 2011 X5 35i
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Boston

Posts: 3,841
iTrader: (14)

Very nice work, I have cinnamon in one of my cars and that looks more like my saddle interior, but maybe just your camera, my cinnamon looks much more brown with a hint of red.

Looks great - black leather is boring!

Rob
__________________

2008 E93 335i, GIAC Stage 2, HPF IC, Injen Intake, Defective AR Design DP's with useless cats
2014 X3 35i JB Stage 1
roadkillrob is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2012, 05:03 AM   #60
e92ben
Lieutenant Colonel
 
e92ben's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M3
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Kenosha Wi

Posts: 1,886
iTrader: (4)

Looks great the color of the seats looks oem. One thing I can't believe you didn't prep the sides of the rear seats. Over spray when the rear arm rest looks horrible.
__________________

e92 ///M3
e92ben is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2012, 06:27 AM   #61
spool twice
Rainbow Racer
 
spool twice's Avatar
 
Drives: S65B40
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sarasota, FL

Posts: 1,252
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by e92ben View Post
Looks great the color of the seats looks oem. One thing I can't believe you didn't prep the sides of the rear seats. Over spray when the rear arm rest looks horrible.
Not done yet with everything I have black fabric dye that will take care of that . You apply it with a paint brush diluted with water.
__________________
E90 LCI M3 7-DCT Interlagos Blue/Novillo Silver
[MS Pullies|K&N drop-in|Test Pipes |Evolve Stage II tune|Evolve Servotronic Map|Evolve M3 GTS-DCT file]

Last edited by spool twice; 12-10-2012 at 06:57 AM.
spool twice is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2012, 06:31 AM   #62
spool twice
Rainbow Racer
 
spool twice's Avatar
 
Drives: S65B40
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sarasota, FL

Posts: 1,252
iTrader: (7)

inn

Quote:
Originally Posted by roadkillrob View Post
Very nice work, I have cinnamon in one of my cars and that looks more like my saddle interior, but maybe just your camera, my cinnamon looks much more brown with a hint of red.

Looks great - black leather is boring!

Rob
It's e46 m3 cinnamon which is a more burnt orange with no hints of brown. The newer cinnamon found in the x5 5series and 7 series is exactly how you describe it.

I was debating between saddle brown and cinnamon myself, I chose cinnamon because it has more burnt orange qualities in all light whereas saddle brown is brown with just hints of burnt orange depending on light.
__________________
E90 LCI M3 7-DCT Interlagos Blue/Novillo Silver
[MS Pullies|K&N drop-in|Test Pipes |Evolve Stage II tune|Evolve Servotronic Map|Evolve M3 GTS-DCT file]

Last edited by spool twice; 12-10-2012 at 07:20 AM.
spool twice is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2012, 08:17 AM   #63
Dylan335i
Lieutenant
 
Dylan335i's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 BMW 335i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando

Posts: 457
iTrader: (4)

Man i would love to change my seats to Coral Red I just dont have to balls to attempt this
__________________
JB4 G5 / Walboro LPFP/ BMS Flash/ M3 Rep Front Bumper / OSS Headlights / BC Coilovers / 5" ETS FMIC / 3" VRSF Downpipes / AA Charge Pipe & BOV / BMS DCI / LCI Tails / CSL Trunk / CF Interior / CF Emblems / Cyba Air Scoops / 15% Tints / 5k Fogs / EBC RedStuff Pads / Drilled & Slotted Rotors / ECS SS Brake Lines
Dylan335i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2012, 01:58 PM   #64
._.
Colonel
 
._.'s Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Miami

Posts: 2,358
iTrader: (15)

I'm going to have to attempt this as I cannot find terra sport seats to replace my front seats, only able to find black.
._. is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2012, 02:16 PM   #65
cbad335
Lieutenant Colonel
 
cbad335's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 E92 335i
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA

Posts: 1,733
iTrader: (17)

Garage List
How daring. I applaud you. I enjoy seeing projects like this.
__________________

| 6MT | ZSP | ZPP |
cbad335 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2012, 02:58 PM   #66
NiVeDh
Major General
 
NiVeDh's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E90 335i 6MT BSM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Houston, TX & Atlanta, GA

Posts: 7,987
iTrader: (132)

Garage List
This is awesome!
NiVeDh is offline   India
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST