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Reupholstering, Tobacco Vs Saddle

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I bought brand new door cars from the BMW dealership to replace my existing ones.  I was planning on installing the new cards and having recaros and rear seats reupholstered to match the new cards.  I know the color difference between tobacco and saddle has been discussed already, I'm perfectly fine with the more reddish color.

 

My problem is with new door cards, new e21 recaros and new rear seat, the rear side panel won't match the more reddish color.  Has anyone run into this problem and what did you end up doing it? I'm thinking of dying it, or possibly have them reupholstered with the same material. New ones from BMW are more expensive than the front door cards!

 

My existing interior matches the left door card, the new door card from BMW looks like the one on the right.

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If you're going to ask why replace them? well my existing door cards have speaker holes, some small tears, chrome foil is gone and the mounting board is very worn and cracked. The rear seats are pretty good for the most part, but the seams on the basket weave vinyl are starting to crack in some places.

 

This isn't my picture, I found it on FAQ. If this is your picture and you don't want me using it please let me know and i'll take it down.

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Find the nearest GOOD body shop supply store, take your color samples with, check out their collection of SEMA  vinyl dye (rattle cans). they will have or can obtain several hues of tan, one of which will be very close to the hue you need.   Pull  your rear door panels, clean VERY thoroughly with recommended degreaser material , spray as directed. I've used SEMA spray dye off and on for >>than 30 years,. most recently on recovered E-21 seats in my '74, 7 years ago. They look as good as they did when reinstalled.

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I have a set some some very decent, good condition rear seat panels that match your new door cards.  If interested, let me know.

 

Michael

 

mf.barnes at yahoo dot com

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it's SEM vinyl Dye and they don't have an off the shelf color to match tobacco or saddle...or Gobi tan on the later cars

 

an autobody paint shop that sells vinyl dye can color match you a quart and you can spray it with a Preval sprayer that you can pick up at Lowe's or Home Depot for about $5

 

 

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Thanks for all your info everybody. I'll do some research on those dyes.

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I too have had uphoulstry dye mixed up at my autobody paint store. any PPG  auto body supply can mix it as well is the other brands. It is an everyday thing- dash pads - kick panels etc all use it.  The code is on the card in the glove box or on the fender in the newer cars and trucks.It's time to step up and maybe get a touch up gun and a compressor if you havent. The little binks HVLP touch up works real nice and the tip for top coats can spray the dye too.

 

Catman

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^my dad has both at his house. I'll give it a shot, it doesn't look like something you can mess up like painting a car.

 

I found this picture on the net, i'm actually considering matching it to the carpet.

 

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Esty, which color carpet do you recommend with a saddle interior?

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i can also get you the carpet that was original to your carpost-9202-0-91090700-1383960857_thumb.jp

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esty, whats the name of that color? looks like tan or oatmeal on your site.

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esty, whats the name of that color? looks like tan or oatmeal on your site.

i have no idea what name BMW gave that color carpet, just thatit came with tobacco or saddle interiors...the oatmeal carpet that you're referring to is square weave wool carpet

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i do sell the one i pictured above and the square weave wool...

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You can get a new vinyl rear set from Aardvark from $250.  I'm just about to do my fronts but just bought the plywood cards for them because I think my vinyl is still good enough to be reused, but I did notice that their full prices aren't too bad so thought I'd mention it to you:

http://www.2002parts.com/bmw/door-panels.html

 

-Carl

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