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F12 / F13 (2012 - Current)
The future is now! The all new 6 series coupe (F12) and convertible (F13) details are out and dealers are taking orders. Still no word on when the 4 door Gran Coupe will go into production.

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Old 01-01-2013, 02:13 PM
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11 Months Since Delivery and Still Beautiful

Had the day off, so what did I do? Clean the car, obviously

Took some new pictures, and I thought I'd share. Also, this is a good excuse to illustrate that Carbon Black can look good over time if properly cared for. I just hit the 11 month mark since taking delivery.

Happy New Year, everyone!



http://southern6er22.blogspot.com/20...and-still.html
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:07 PM
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How are the seats and carpet holding up after one year? What do apply to the leather, and used to keep the contrast stitching clean?
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:30 PM
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The carpets and leather are holding up nicely. Carpets look like new aside from the area beneath the throttle where my right heel rests. It's just a little matted in that area, but it's otherwise pristine.

The seats show a little wear but nothing major. It is well moisturized, and there are no abrasions or noticeable wear marks. There may be some lines that are unavoidable unless you don't sit on the seats, but nothing that is worrisome (i.e. nothing that looks like a crack or the beginning of one).

Here's my write-up on caring for the Nappa and the stitching. This write-up is a few months old, but everything I said still applies - love these products. The dash, side panels, and stitching look as perfect as the day I got it: http://southern6er22.blogspot.com/20...or-cattle.html
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:13 PM
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So, you are not using leatherique products?
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:23 PM
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Nope. 100% Gliptone for the leather. I did a good bit of research and opinion solicitation before choosing Gliptone, and I couldn't be happier. My biggest concern was causing the leather to become shiny, and these products maintained the original matte finish perfectly.
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You got that right...still beautiful indeed!
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You got that right...still beautiful indeed!
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These cars are amazing. I catch myself going out for odd reasons just to peek at it!

Like I have never seen one before.
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