Register FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read


Detailing Detailing & Car Care chatSponsored by: PropertyDrone.ie

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 03-10-2013, 08:20 PM
scruffymurphy's Avatar
scruffymurphy scruffymurphy is offline
Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Donegal
Posts: 7,252
Default

The filler must be very flexible if it fills the splits and doesn't crack after. I thought you'd only be able to do cracks in the leather. That's impressive stuff.
__________________
FWD SUCKS
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-10-2013, 08:33 PM
kdevitt kdevitt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 851
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scruffymurphy View Post
The filler must be very flexible if it fills the splits and doesn't crack after. I thought you'd only be able to do cracks in the leather. That's impressive stuff.
The filler is only for the cracks alright - it's a close relative of a PVA glue I'd imagine.

The tears are repaired with a special glue and canvas cloth supporting it under the leather, it's held in place with some sticky tape while it cures. Filler goes over at the end to smooth over the 'crack' it leaves behind.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 14-10-2013, 10:28 PM
kdevitt kdevitt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 851
Default

One seat down! Only got iPhone photos, but it'll give you an idea of how it turned out.

Base isn't as good as I'd like - having to use to much filler alters the gloss level slightly, so its a bit more matte at the moment than I'd like. A bit of use will have it looking fine. Sprayed up the seat back in satin black - plastic primer on first of course.



Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 14-10-2013, 11:46 PM
Madman2's Avatar
Madman2 Madman2 is offline
Premium Member (Site Supporter)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Killarney Co Kerry
Posts: 5,564
Default

Very nice Ken well done
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 15-10-2013, 04:39 PM
Sainsbury's Avatar
Sainsbury Sainsbury is offline
Premium Member (Site Supporter)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: longford
Posts: 531
Default

when i do it i work the cracks out of the leather no need for filler at all, leaves the leather softer too
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 15-10-2013, 04:56 PM
kdevitt kdevitt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 851
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sainsbury View Post
when i do it i work the cracks out of the leather no need for filler at all, leaves the leather softer too
There would have been no leather left had I attempted that with the base on this! Was beginning to split completely all over the place, still not sure it'll hold up.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 15-10-2013, 06:24 PM
scruffymurphy's Avatar
scruffymurphy scruffymurphy is offline
Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Donegal
Posts: 7,252
Default

It looks good in the pics anyway. Well done.
__________________
FWD SUCKS
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 21-02-2014, 02:07 PM
Autobahn cruiser Autobahn cruiser is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Waterford
Posts: 16
Default

Excellent work ! I was in two minds to do this with my own , but these pics have made up my mind . I'm gonna use a company called magic mender , I've used them for a household application before with great results , they seem to have a great BMW specific colour chart , will post some pics when I complete the work.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:16 PM.
Privacy Policy


Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. E30owners.com is in no way affiliated with BMW AG or any of the BMW Group of Companies. Contact Us - e30owners.com - Archive - Top