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: Leather restoration

05-07-2008, 09:35 PM
I have seen a few different suggestions, on these forums, regarding leather restoration. I was curious if anyone already knows a process for my particular vehicle. I am not a leather specialist, I don't know if I should buy a leather restoration kit, like leatherique, or buy some sort of re-hydration liquid.

My leather does have cracks and I am quite sure much of it is not capable of being restored to pristine condition, so I am simply looking for the best thing I can do, short of buying new leather.

Also, if anyone suggests some sort of re-conditioning process like leatherique, I've heard they're companies that only require the year make and model of your vehicle, and they can offer the correct colors, without a sample being sent in. Anyone know?

Thanks guys!

1999 M3 convertible, dove gray

05-07-2008, 11:32 PM
I had great results with Leatherique. Although my interior is black it did have the beginnings of dry cracks, and quite a bit of color loss, I had great results with my steering wheel as well, although I didn't have to do a "filling" of the cracks. Go to the Leatherique website and you'll see some real life results that proved themseves out as true for my interior as well. They have a lot of stock colors for BMW. Keep in mind though, preparation prior to dye application is of key importance!

05-20-2008, 05:49 AM
I had to get my seats redone. I found that the pest prices are at boat shops. the down side is i had no car the upside is its water tight. =D