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rovers01
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Leather Revive - M Roadster Highly Recommended

Post by rovers01 » Mon 28 Nov, 2016 16:49

After considering various option to refurb the internal leather areas on my M Roadster... I plumped for Leather Revive... and the results are startling !
Both seats look like new with the leather deep cleaned and all evidence of wear on seat and bolsters disappeared... Even the steering wheel looks in showroom condition with the colour stitching adding to the "Looks like new" appearance.
I have pics before and after... and will post once I have worked out how to ?

Would highly recommend if anyone on the forum is looking to have this done www.leatherrevive.co.uk ask for Paul

mrscalex
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: Leather Revive - M Roadster Highly Recommended

Post by mrscalex » Mon 28 Nov, 2016 17:54

I've enquired with various specialist like these but they typically want £400+ a seat to completely refurbish the seat.

Dare I ask how much yours were and weather any structural work was required? Either seriously worn/split leather or to the seat internals such as foam bolsters, belt guide and heating elements?

I can get a straight-forward re-tanalising for about £80 a seat but he won't do any structural repairs/refurbishment. Can't really see there's that many seats where the dye has gone but the seat hasn't worn. Who wants to just recolour a worn seat?
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

rovers01
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Re: Leather Revive - M Roadster Highly Recommended

Post by rovers01 » Mon 28 Nov, 2016 18:14

Cost was £260. Five hours work at my house and all scuffs removed and cracked leather repaired. If you send Paul at Leather images of damaged areas he will quote you prior to his visit.
The finished result is fantastic... and the deep cleanse included the steering wheel and leather covered door cards... I did not need any major structural works. The seats really do look stunning. in the red and black two tone colour.

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lordhelpus
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
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Re: Leather Revive - M Roadster Highly Recommended

Post by lordhelpus » Mon 28 Nov, 2016 19:52

rovers01 wrote:Cost was £260. Five hours work at my house and all scuffs removed and cracked leather repaired. If you send Paul at Leather images of damaged areas he will quote you prior to his visit.
The finished result is fantastic... and the deep cleanse included the steering wheel and leather covered door cards... I did not need any major structural works. The seats really do look stunning. in the red and black two tone colour.
Pics please........we like pics.
1997 2.8................ Montreal Blue

rovers01
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Re: Leather Revive - M Roadster Highly Recommended

Post by rovers01 » Mon 28 Nov, 2016 21:07

How do I upload pics on my hard drive files ?

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lordhelpus
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Re: Leather Revive - M Roadster Highly Recommended

Post by lordhelpus » Mon 28 Nov, 2016 21:50

I'm no expert I had difficulty with it but I got some help from bladerunner919 and by reading the following:
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=7658
in my case I was using the wrong lead from my phone which didn't help. :dunce:
1997 2.8................ Montreal Blue

mrscalex
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: Leather Revive - M Roadster Highly Recommended

Post by mrscalex » Mon 28 Nov, 2016 23:26

rovers01 wrote:How do I upload pics on my hard drive files ?
The thing is you can't upload your pics to this web site. I would imagine because it would require a much more expensive hosting plan which is fair enough.

So you need to find an external host. I have my own web site so I put pics on there. But you just need to find a free hosting site and ensure the pictures are viewable publicly.
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

mrscalex
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: Leather Revive - M Roadster Highly Recommended

Post by mrscalex » Mon 28 Nov, 2016 23:27

rovers01 wrote:Cost was £260. Five hours work at my house and all scuffs removed and cracked leather repaired. If you send Paul at Leather images of damaged areas he will quote you prior to his visit.
The finished result is fantastic... and the deep cleanse included the steering wheel and leather covered door cards... I did not need any major structural works. The seats really do look stunning. in the red and black two tone colour.
I'm even more excited now a) because that's a very reasonable price for all those surfaces and b) that's the exact colour combination I need restored!
ImageImage
1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

rovers01
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Re: Leather Revive - M Roadster Highly Recommended

Post by rovers01 » Tue 29 Nov, 2016 13:50

Pics for viewing
http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/mikeu ... t=3&page=1

Copy paste and go... The last 3 images are the before refurb and show the wear and dullness in colour... All others are after the refurb. The result is stunning !
I have also added a couple of pics of the car...Sorned and gone to bed now until next Spring

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lordhelpus
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Re: Leather Revive - M Roadster Highly Recommended

Post by lordhelpus » Tue 29 Nov, 2016 20:34

rovers01 wrote:Pics for viewing
http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/mikeu ... t=3&page=1

Copy paste and go... The last 3 images are the before refurb and show the wear and dullness in colour... All others are after the refurb. The result is stunning !
I have also added a couple of pics of the car...Sorned and gone to bed now until next Spring
nice job......... :thumb:
1997 2.8................ Montreal Blue

4wheels
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Re: Leather Revive - M Roadster Highly Recommended

Post by 4wheels » Tue 29 Nov, 2016 22:47

Don't you find it more fun or just as much to drive in the wet or gritted roads?
Sliding cars is great fun even up to 20mph lol
Seems a shame to sorn them.

rovers01
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Re: Leather Revive - M Roadster Highly Recommended

Post by rovers01 » Wed 30 Nov, 2016 14:25

Depends on how you value the car... Mine is far from a garage queen... but hammer on winter roads cannot be good for longevity

bertiejaffa
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Re: Leather Revive - M Roadster Highly Recommended

Post by bertiejaffa » Thu 01 Dec, 2016 21:34

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They look good!!

To publish the pics direct open the pic and copy the link on the right hand side that is labeled IMG. just paste that link into the page on here :wink:

BTW - where did you get your floor mats from?
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peter2b
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Re: Leather Revive - M Roadster Highly Recommended

Post by peter2b » Fri 02 Dec, 2016 18:25

I used a leather paint on my seats kit came with cleaner and 3 pots of leather paint that I mixed to get the correct blue on my sport seats not as perfect as yours but nearly came in at £18 ,
also driving it winter can be fun , the other day on a frosty road I had fun by seeing how many time I could get that little orange circle with a triangle in it symbol to blink
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