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LE leather re- colouring #1670083
09/02/2024 13:44
09/02/2024 13:44
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montydog Offline OP
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Hi,
I'm considering getting an LE. I like the recaros, the crackle finish rocker cover, the strut brace, the 6 speed gearbox and the push button start but I am not so keen on the cosmetic changes. I can paint the wheels silver and paint the mirrors and light cups with the body colour and I can cope with the headlights, red seat inserts and grill. My problem is with the red finish on the steering wheel, doors, handbrake and gearknob. How easy would it be to recolour these in black? Has anyone used an effective leather dye on the Interior leather?
Many thanks for your help
M

Re: LE leather re- colouring [Re: montydog] #1670085
09/02/2024 13:59
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Re: LE leather re- colouring [Re: montydog] #1670087
09/02/2024 15:28
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Might you be better off with a Plus model?

Re: LE leather re- colouring [Re: szkom] #1670088
09/02/2024 15:39
09/02/2024 15:39
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Yes, but I can't find one with a factory sunroof so this is another option.

Re: LE leather re- colouring [Re: Edinburgh] #1670089
09/02/2024 15:40
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Thanks, I've pm'd him.

Last edited by montydog; 09/02/2024 15:48.
Re: LE leather re- colouring [Re: montydog] #1670094
09/02/2024 21:17
09/02/2024 21:17
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Hi if you frequent FB you should find one of my project recoloring my airbag plus seats. The link below might open

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fiatcoupeclubuk/permalink/2163430150480815/

I've changed the colour the centers of the seats and but had the wheel, gear knob, handbrake and door cards retrimmed.

The leather colour kits are available from www.furnitureclinic.co.uk with everything included and full instructions.

2 years have passed and no issues with wear and have reached some hot temps with no transfer to clothes.

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Re: LE leather re- colouring [Re: montydog] #1670095
09/02/2024 21:19
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Re: LE leather re- colouring [Re: montydog] #1670102
10/02/2024 13:42
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I can second this company, I’ve just reblacked mine, and the end result is great

Cheers Jamie


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