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cam_dadrass 12-11-2012 08:40 PM

Any fix for stretched leather?
 
I have been looking to get a 2008 528i and I would prefer to have dakota leather over leatherette. However, most of the ones I find around 40-50k miles, the leather is fairly stretched out and especially stands out with the cream leather. Leatherette obviously holds up better but I would much rather have dakota leather. Any tips/fixes for the stretched leather?

z06bigbird 12-12-2012 12:02 AM

Borrow a paper stretcher and run it in reverse.

bikerdib 12-12-2012 06:39 AM

Only way I know of to shrink leather is to soak it with water then as it dries it will shrink.

rebel.ranter 12-12-2012 04:07 PM

Steam can do it. Have a look at this video for inspiration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX2BAr5CHwo&sns=em


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