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Old 08-31-2015, 02:45 PM
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How to fix this dakota leather tear

I have only had the X5 for about three weeks and just noticed this today on the passenger seat. I think it was probably there when i picked up the car but didn't notice it.

Any suggestions on how to fix this?
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2015 X5 35i

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Old 09-01-2015, 02:21 PM
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However...that's tiny and not in a prominent location. I suggest that if you are not handy/patient in an arts-and-crafts sort of way, you either learn to ignore it or pay someone to fix it (which would probably cost well under a hundred bucks). You could easily make that much worse (more noticeable) if you are not very careful and patient. (Did I mention the value of patience?)
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:54 PM
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I have what looks like a deep light colored scratch approx 2 inches long on my tan seat in my car. I went to 3 auto upholestry shops in Houston to see what they could do. I read on line about dying leather stains. All 3 shops said dye only lasts 6 months and only way to fix it would be to replace the whole seat panel at a cost of $250-$300. They said scratch would eventually wear thru and become a tear and a tear could not be repaired. My point is a shop often sees dollar signs when they see a BMW and figures you can afford to replace rather then repair a small problem. Good luck.
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Old 09-18-2015, 03:54 AM
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Try fixing it using 3M's leather and vinyl repair kit. You can order it from Amazon.
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