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Old 07-31-2013, 03:42 PM
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Turned off by Oyster leather seats

Hi, fellow owners. I hesitated before getting Oyster leather in my new 328i, but it's the end of the season, too late to order, and the car had everything else I wanted. I didn't notice a flaw in the leather in the back seat, what BMW says is a natural one, but which also could be a scratch. In any case, BMW is saying they'll get me a replacement seat panel from Germany and it will be good as new. But in weeks. My question: Has anyone ever successfully covered up or repaired a small scratch (not a tear) on Oyster leather and if so, with what? And, two, How do I keep Oyster leather clean (I notice that it already shows dirt fast and have seen in other forums that people wearing jeans can cause problems). Appreciate any insights, as well as specific products. Cheers.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:27 PM
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yes I had tan leather seats in my 4 runner and they showed dirt and once they develop creases you will see the dirt, Stick with Black leather in the future

however if you are single its a good line to tell girls that they have to ride with out clothes as to not get the seats dirty

Haha
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:54 PM
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Hi, fellow owners. I hesitated before getting Oyster leather in my new 328i, but it's the end of the season, too late to order, and the car had everything else I wanted. I didn't notice a flaw in the leather in the back seat, what BMW says is a natural one, but which also could be a scratch. In any case, BMW is saying they'll get me a replacement seat panel from Germany and it will be good as new. But in weeks. My question: Has anyone ever successfully covered up or repaired a small scratch (not a tear) on Oyster leather and if so, with what? And, two, How do I keep Oyster leather clean (I notice that it already shows dirt fast and have seen in other forums that people wearing jeans can cause problems). Appreciate any insights, as well as specific products. Cheers.
Jeans have 'rivets' off course and I can't imagine that this good over the long term for the seats. There have been plenty of threads for leather cleaners in here, so I encourage you to search (great info!). The lightest color seats that I've had was "saddle" in my 335i, and I was surprised how dirty they got. Everything else has been black...but just because it's a dark color doesn't mean it shouldn't be cleaned as the dirt/grit can damage the leather.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:05 PM
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Oyster black interior

I have oyster/black interior in my year old 2011 328xi.
I think the color contrast is awesome and love it. I only have 4,000 miles on it but try to clean my driver seat regularly (once a month). I use Meguires leather cleaner and protectant. It seems to work well. I made the mistake of wearing new blue jeans once and the blue really came off on the seat. It did lean up great though. Now if I wear jeans I throw a towel on the seat.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:51 AM
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.... How do I keep Oyster leather clean (I notice that it already shows dirt fast and have seen in other forums that people wearing jeans can cause problems). Appreciate any insights, as well as specific products. Cheers.
Suggest you try "The Detail Department" forum, http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=13.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:25 AM
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"Turned off by Oyster leather"?

That's odd because Oysters are often claimed to be an aphrodisiac. I would expect that they might turn you on.

You might trade the car in on one with Spanish Fly leather seats to get the desired effect.
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"Turned off by Oyster leather"?

That's odd because Oysters are often claimed to be an aphrodisiac. I would expect that they might turn you on.

You might trade the car in on one with Spanish Fly leather seats to get the desired effect.
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