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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:55 pm    Post subject: Odd seat UPDATED Reply with quote

So, whilst I bought my cab and didn’t notice the odd drivers seat it never bothered me, until of course my mate pointed it out to me recent and now it’s bloody obvious Sad I did however notice that the airbag cover on the steering wheel and the left panel on the centre consul was a different shade to the rest of the interior but thought that it was somehow effected by the sun.

Looking at options sticker for the leather the code is CG which although I can’t find this in the list the concensus is that it’s graphite grey for my ‘99 car.

My question is what to do next, I’m thinking maybe to change the front seats As a pair and hope they match the rest or maybe use a dye? Strangely the rear of the seat looks more like the rest of the interior Question
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the drivers seat and airbag have been replaced with space grey rather than graphite, if worn heavily or a tear not unreasonable thing to do. Had a similar issue, the previous owner had recoloured but used wrong dye, re-dyed in correct colour and all good.
Get the correct dye and redye it's very easy, will need a few coats, easiest to unbolt seats but entirely possible in situ too. Took about 500ml to do 2 seats with multiple coats and will need gliptone leather conditioner g12(?) afterwards. You can do the airbag with it too and any other parts just mask off first.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool, I’m happy to give the dye a go, just what I wanted to hear Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...accident damage?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GMG wrote:
...accident damage?


No sign of any, excellent history with no expense spared and straight as a die. But I’m guessing after they spent £10.5k on an engine rebuild the seat issue was the straw that broke the camels back maybe Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could have the interior re connolised .. basically its painting the interior leather .

Quick search and this should give you an idea ..

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C580553

Seen it done many times over the years .. always impressive results .
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Specsavers?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I’d look for a black pair of seats and a steering wheel and airbag. The four spoke wheels are a lot cheaper than the three spokes and I believe seats from a Boxster would fit. You could probably get away without replacing the rears and it would still look ok.
Whilst dyeing / reconnolising does indeed work really well, if you only do the Driver’s seat and steering wheel I’d be amazed if you achieve a seemless match. Apart from anything else they’ll look like new.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hans Gruber wrote:
Specsavers?
Agree
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Griffter wrote:
Personally I’d look for a black pair of seats and a steering wheel and airbag. The four spoke wheels are a lot cheaper than the three spokes and I believe seats from a Boxster would fit. You could probably get away without replacing the rears and it would still look ok.
Whilst dyeing / reconnolising does indeed work really well, if you only do the Driver’s seat and steering wheel I’d be amazed if you achieve a seemless match. Apart from anything else they’ll look like new.


I was thinking about a pair of sports seats in black (most popular colour) but didn't want to change the door cards ect. Food for thought..

I used a local trimmer to replace my hood recently, I'll pay him a visit and find out the cost for a change of colour of the existing and weigh up the costs..
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The airbag isnt covered in leather, they are vinyl so you will need to source the correct one. Or clean the rim of the wheel with flash, it might go a shade lighter!

The seats can both be painted as above to match.

The lower dash is a different colour, that is correct.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does your seat heater work on both sides?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ballcock wrote:
Does your seat heater work on both sides?


Yes they do.....
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My interior as I got it:



50 shades of grey from the factory Very Happy

I rather like it, can't stand dull dark black interiors.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I much prefer your seats to the 'ruffled' leather on mine Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

get some grpahite grey leather die on line from Gliptone.

https://www.liquidleather.com/about-us-i95

I done mine as it had all faded and it came up a treat. tell them its a Porsche 996 and you need graphite grey. there should be a code for it on the options list too.

here is the thread and scroll down. same colour as yours. really easy to do and will be ideal match.

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=124268&start=20

250 ml will be more than enough. I done the whole interior and had a lot left from a large bottle. tell them what areas you want to do and they will advise.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
My interior as I got it:



50 shades of grey from the factory Very Happy

I rather like it, can't stand dull dark black interiors.

Love the grey and of course super fashionable in home design these days too.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very Grey too...







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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let’s see if this works...

Black seats on a grey interior, with contrasting tunnel and gear stick. I have the rears in black too.

Hopey helpey!
 



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks good, wasn’t sure it would work. Any chance of a shot a bit further out, really fancy a set of sports seats if I’m going to spend any money on the interior but only seem available in black. Grin
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