Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

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Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by Orinoco » Wed 07 May, 2014 15:19

Not mine and no link to the seller, thought these may be of interest to someone (currently £95)

Red and black Sports seats

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-Red-Sp ... fresh=true

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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by freds dad » Wed 07 May, 2014 16:55

Ssshhhh don't tell anyone about them.

I've got my eye on these.

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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by Rafolian » Wed 07 May, 2014 18:34

Identical to mine, very nice seats!

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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by David » Wed 07 May, 2014 19:04

The seller is expecting £400 for these. At least that's what his cash price was!!
I'd be concerned that, if the auction ends much lower than that, he might refuse to sell.

Good Luck to you all, I hope someone on the forum ends up with them!
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Post by bertiejaffa » Wed 07 May, 2014 22:12

I recently bought a pair of these in a lot worse condition. The problem is that red & black sport and M seats are very very rare.
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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by David » Mon 12 May, 2014 22:14

Sooo.... Who bought them?

Auction Ended at £264.99 FYI
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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 13 May, 2014 23:33

That's a low price I think for the condition they were in
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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by saturdaygig » Thu 29 May, 2014 21:14

Hi, I'm the seller of the seats. The winning bidder changed his mind and didn't come for them. Anyone else interested? They'll need picking up from Manchester. The winning bid was £265 so I'll take that, although as someone said, it seems like a bargain for seats this good. chris@brown.pm

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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by Caledonian » Thu 29 May, 2014 22:40

Message sent !

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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by saturdaygig » Wed 04 Jun, 2014 19:22

they're sold now. thanks to all who showed an interest.

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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by sirius-c » Tue 08 Jul, 2014 14:04

DavidZ3 wrote:Sooo.... Who bought them?
I did.
I cant understand why this chap had so many people piss him about, The seats are immaculate, the pic on the ebay listing didn't do them justice


Sorry DavidZ3...the Fiji seats are nice but I prefer the sports seats :)
I guess at some point i'll be selling them on
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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 08 Jul, 2014 14:13

sirius-c wrote:
DavidZ3 wrote:Sooo.... Who bought them?
I did.
I cant understand why this chap had so many people piss him about, The seats are immaculate, the pic on the ebay listing didn't do them justice
They looked great - I am just in the process of restoring mine and the pics of what I bought for not much less will be on my journal shortly - you got a bargain my friend
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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by sirius-c » Tue 08 Jul, 2014 15:37

I know, I certainly thought so.

I'm just waiting on a 1/8"bsp connector for my airbrush as ive decided to dye the armrest and door cards red,
The trouble is, the seller seems to think the seats are Imola red and I'm not sure they are, I'm convinced they are tanin red.
Gliptone LTD are just around the corner from me but they wouldn't allow me to take a seat for a colour match, I certainly wasn't cutting the seat to provide a sample so I'll be dying these imola red together with the door cards etc.
I'm also tempted to dye the tonneau cover too.

It seems you, SouthernBoy and myself are all about ready to be re-dying.
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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 08 Jul, 2014 19:33

sirius-c wrote:I know, I certainly thought so.

I'm just waiting on a 1/8"bsp connector for my airbrush as ive decided to dye the armrest and door cards red,
The trouble is, the seller seems to think the seats are Imola red and I'm not sure they are, I'm convinced they are tanin red.
Gliptone LTD are just around the corner from me but they wouldn't allow me to take a seat for a colour match, I certainly wasn't cutting the seat to provide a sample so I'll be dying these imola red together with the door cards etc.
I'm also tempted to dye the tonneau cover too.

It seems you, SouthernBoy and myself are all about ready to be re-dying.
I have some tanin red dye which I can apply to a scrap of leather and send to you if you like - that why you will know if they are Tanin or not
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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by sirius-c » Tue 08 Jul, 2014 20:55

bertiejaffa wrote:
I have some tanin red dye which I can apply to a scrap of leather and send to you if you like - that why you will know if they are Tanin or not
That's very kind of you sir...But I've already purchased an Imola red scuffmaster kit and just begun the dye process.
according to this:-http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh ... st24205719
There's not much difference between Imola and Tanin



I've just finished an arm rest from Barry about 5 minutes ago using a foam pad application. It looks spot on, I'm very happy.

I'm hoping my airbrush part comes tomorrow so I can crack on with the seats....I've got the bug!

I first practised on an old Auto leather gear knob and I found to avoid streaks... the first 2 coats should be applied with a quick dab technique (As you've just discovered), then a further 2 coats with a foam pad to lightly apply the dye.
similar to this video at 8min 26 sec
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJShIYoISO0

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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 08 Jul, 2014 21:01

make sure you put plenty of pics up of each stage - Ill be using them very shortly !! (PLEASE)
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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by sirius-c » Tue 08 Jul, 2014 21:14

bertiejaffa wrote:make sure you put plenty of pics up of each stage - Ill be using them very shortly !! (PLEASE)
I wasnt going to, but seen as you said please :lol:

But cant begin until this bloody air brush part comes
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Post by OXO » Wed 09 Jul, 2014 08:00

sirius-c wrote:It seems you, SouthernBoy and myself are all about ready to be re-dying.
Me too. :D

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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by Southernboy » Wed 09 Jul, 2014 08:09

We really need to communicate more effectively here... we might have got a "group buy" discount from scuffmaster.... :D
I like what Bertiejaffa wrote in his journal... he remarked that using a small foam roller gave the best finish.... anyone contemplating this process might be advised to invest in one... :wink:
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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by OXO » Wed 09 Jul, 2014 09:01

I didnt get materials from scuffmaster.

Got mine from here http://www.leatherrepaircompany.com/

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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by sirius-c » Wed 09 Jul, 2014 13:30

sirius-c wrote:
But cant begin until this bloody air brush part comes

It's arrived...I'm currently psych'ing myself up and praying to the leather gods for a good result
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Post by OXO » Wed 09 Jul, 2014 13:47

sirius-c wrote:
sirius-c wrote:
But cant begin until this bloody air brush part comes

It's arrived...I'm currently psych'ing myself up and praying to the leather gods for a good result
I dont have an air brush. I'm planning to use a regular spraygun.. :shock:

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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by sirius-c » Wed 09 Jul, 2014 14:18

OXO wrote:
I dont have an air brush. I'm planning to use a regular spraygun.. :shock:
two passes and you should be done :)
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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by bertiejaffa » Wed 09 Jul, 2014 17:58

can't wait for a detailed description and lots of pics of each stage
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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by sirius-c » Wed 09 Jul, 2014 19:24

hmmmm its not going so well :(
:head:

I'm calling it a night with spraying, I'm not a happy bunny.

I had to water the scuffmaster down not 15 to 20% to spray as recommended by gliptone but quite a lot more to push it through the airbrush.
(about 4 glug units from the tap)
actually i measured with a syringe....10ml of dye, 4ml of water and mixed thoroughly (40%).
Ive done 4 or 5 coats on the seat and 3 on the back rests at which point i said to myself (Bollox to this) then i gave up.

Im not the best with colours but im pretty sure this Imola red is leaning towards pink, not only that but it looks very plastic'y despite applying light coats and drying thoroughly between each, assisted with a hair dryer.

I may have to call it a failed mission, use thinners to remove it all and just dye the lot black.
Or remove it all and try the foam pad/mini roller approach
I'll See how i feel in the morning
*SULKING*

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*EDIT*
I've just been back for round 2:-

I applied 1 coat of neat dye with a foam pad by dabbing.....it looks better already (Phew!).
So my conclusion thus far is don't use an airbrush & Dont water scuffmaster down.
I cant even blame my air brush here as its a pretty good one (AB133 Dual Action)

I realise this has been posted in the stock exchange, I will, when Ive finished this project, post my pics, progress and findings
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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by bertiejaffa » Wed 09 Jul, 2014 20:59

dont give up... I have had so many frustrating moments doing the dash. To be honest the pics make it look more tanin red than anything else. It will all look good in the end I am more than sure

Question: how did you get the masking tape to tuck in so well?
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Post by Southernboy » Wed 09 Jul, 2014 21:07

Good work Stephen!! Looks like it's coming on extremely well.... Look forward to the finished product... :cheers
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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by sirius-c » Wed 09 Jul, 2014 21:39

Thanks for the encouragement chaps, theres one thing for sure....This job cannot be rushed. It mustve taken me a couple of hours just to masking tape up.

I used an SD Card to tuck the masking tape in....not just any SD Card, This is a 16GB Kodak SD Card! :)
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I think I'm a little disappointed as I liked the 'Unknown' colour they were originally.....too late now, besides the drivers ass area needed doing see this pic:-

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Re: Red/Black Sports seats FS on Ebay

Post by sirius-c » Thu 10 Jul, 2014 09:53

Oh what a difference foam application makes :)

same seat after a further 3 coats of neat dye using a foam pad.
The plastic look has gone and its a much nicer richer colour.

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Now I am a happy bunny.

Thats it for now...I will start a detailed thread on this experience when I'm done in the beauty parlour in the next week or so
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Post by OXO » Thu 10 Jul, 2014 12:08

Maybe a kindly mod can split this thread and put it in the Z3 section..?

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Post by sirius-c » Thu 10 Jul, 2014 13:22

OXO wrote:Maybe a kindly mod can split this thread and put it in the Z3 section..?
I'll do that when I've finished..well I'll post everything from the top
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