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      12-09-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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dyed leather from black to E46 M3 cinnamon

I have a blog going on in the picture gallery section of the forums, but thought I'd share it here too:

Parts needed:
2000 grit sandpaper
Leatherique dye (32oz) or Leatherique kit #4
Graco 3900 HVLP paint gun

Pictures are in this order:
1) Prep
2) 1st coat
3) 2nd coat
4) final coat

And yes, this will last for at least 2 years from my previous dye job with my E46 M3 before I traded it in
Yes, the surface feels like real leather
Yes, it retains the OEM leather smell
Yes, I would do it again if given to option
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      12-09-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
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      12-09-2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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what?! that looks good what was the sandpaper for?
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Its to wet sand the shine out when finished and to remove dye during prep
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      12-11-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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Damn that's hot. I have the gray leather and always wondered how it would look darker gray......
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      12-14-2012, 06:53 AM   #6
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Cinnamon would look great on any gray exterior

Thanks guys, I keep getting compliments on my seats @ work, even though they are only half installed and missing some pieces. They really do look and feel OEM, i would recommend this project.
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Cinnamon would look great on any gray exterior

Thanks guys, I keep getting compliments on my seats @ work, even though they are only half installed and missing some pieces. They really do look and feel OEM, i would recommend this project.
Awesome!, do you have a link for a diy?
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where did you get the paint gun from?
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i would be so scared to try this. how much would you charge for this? Looks PURTY GOOD!
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-paint gun is from lowes. It's a GRACO 3900 HVLP for $149.99

-DIY is easy http://leatherique.com/do_it_your_se...e_leather.html

-I don't want the liability of accidentally messing up another persons seats so I'd rather not do this for anyone.
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      12-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #11
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Wow that came out awesome
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Piece of cake, check this out
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=725670
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Thanks guys...its an easy diy...just time consuming
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Can you post pictures of the finished job? I mean, already installed?
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Can you post pictures of the finished job? I mean, already installed?
definitely,


excuse the "dirty" (for space gray) car, it was raining all of last week. I'm not 100% done yet, I still need to do the door skins and rear arm rest, which is why I don't have more 'done' pictures.
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looks sick... How can I order that color?
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This is one of the most impressive diy I've seen
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yes ladies and gents, thats parchment paper on the front seats, i don't want to risk the upper and lower portions of the front seat contacting each other when I fold the seats forward before it cures, otherwise it could be disastrous.
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looks sick... How can I order that color?
www.leatherique.com color code BMW cinnamon 2092. You can actually order just about any interior color so long as you have the color code and manufacture. I may redo it in a more racy color if I grow tired of the burn't orange look of cinnamon 2092 (there are two styles of BMW cinnamon, one's saddle/orange, the other one is a dark tan/brown)
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Time to do the lower front dash portion. Thatd be sick
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Alright, and how long will it take to cure?
can you paint door panels also?
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Very nice job, i have always been a huge fan of cinnamon interior, had it oem on my lsb e46 m3



Also I just moved back to sarasota, can you recommend any indy shops in the area for maintenance work?

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