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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:40 PM
cam_dadrass cam_dadrass is offline
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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?
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:02 AM
z06bigbird z06bigbird is offline
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Borrow a paper stretcher and run it in reverse.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:39 AM
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Only way I know of to shrink leather is to soak it with water then as it dries it will shrink.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:07 PM
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Steam can do it. Have a look at this video for inspiration:

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