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    #16
    Any updates?
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      #17
      FedEx tracking says the covers will be delivered tomorrow. I will report what I think by this time tomorrow.
      1986 E30 325E
      1989 E30 325iX
      2003 E54 X5.
      1993 Mercedes W124 300E
      1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
      2009 VW Touareg
      2007 Porsche Cayman S

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        #18
        Originally posted by MSGGrunt View Post
        FedEx tracking says the covers will be delivered tomorrow. I will report what I think by this time tomorrow.
        I just ordered a set of these for my E46 actually. I bought M3 seats and am trying to recover them to match my natural brown interior.

        they sent me a picture of their swatches which the best i could match up was the S0013 Dark beige.....

        which one did you go with?

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          #19
          So the leather covers arrived today and here is my Review.

          I placed the order and paid for the seats on November 17th and they arrived today, December 7th, 21 days from order to door.
          The only questions I had was to clarify if the rear bottom cover was contoured for the sedan as advertised or a coupe that I needed.

          I ordered the darkest brown they sell and I think it is going to come together with my overall intent for the interior. The brown is kind of close to BMW's dark cinnamon brown. I was looking for a dark brown and this is very nice. The color is consistent throughout and there are no blemishes on the seating surfaces. All the stitching looks heavy duty and the lines are straight and parallel.

          I am pleased with the quality but, this is my first time redoing seats so I wouldn't necessarily know Napa leather from Lseat.com leather. I can say the thickness is on par with the OEM leather.

          I was extremely pleased that they came with the headrest plastic pieces sewn onto the leather. I was expecting to have to hot glue gun my old ones on like I had seen in the YouTube video I posted earlier.

          Nice that there are some cutouts for some of the hog rings.

          The biggest surprise, and something not shown in their E30 advertisement pictures or description, was the inclusion of two pieces of leather to cover the seat backs. I just assumed that I would have to dye those to match the leather.

          The leather is all backed by a foam that is similar to the foam on the back of Mercedes floor mats and not a thick matting like on the OEM covers. I am thinking of using a seam ripper to remove the original padding and contact cement it onto the new leather. Unless this is a bad idea. Obviously it can't be sewn on.

          The thin foam backing is on the 2 pieces that cover the seat backs as well and I can't think of any reason it should be there. Anyone ordering these in the future I would advise asking that these two pieces not include the foam. I spent a few minutes with an exacto knife ripping out the stitching and removing the foam. Now I am left with 2 thin pieces of leather just like OEM. I already removed the original leather covering the backing and will be gluing the new leather on.

          I am letting the leather warm up and will be attempting the install this weekend.
          Last edited by MSGGrunt; 12-07-2017, 05:47 PM.
          1986 E30 325E
          1989 E30 325iX
          2003 E54 X5.
          1993 Mercedes W124 300E
          1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
          2009 VW Touareg
          2007 Porsche Cayman S

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            #20
            Couple of pictures.
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            1986 E30 325E
            1989 E30 325iX
            2003 E54 X5.
            1993 Mercedes W124 300E
            1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
            2009 VW Touareg
            2007 Porsche Cayman S

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              #21
              Another
              Attached Files
              1986 E30 325E
              1989 E30 325iX
              2003 E54 X5.
              1993 Mercedes W124 300E
              1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
              2009 VW Touareg
              2007 Porsche Cayman S

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                #22
                Foam on back of covers.
                Attached Files
                1986 E30 325E
                1989 E30 325iX
                2003 E54 X5.
                1993 Mercedes W124 300E
                1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
                2009 VW Touareg
                2007 Porsche Cayman S

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                  #23
                  Plastic "clips" sewn into the headrests.
                  Attached Files
                  1986 E30 325E
                  1989 E30 325iX
                  2003 E54 X5.
                  1993 Mercedes W124 300E
                  1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
                  2009 VW Touareg
                  2007 Porsche Cayman S

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                    #24
                    Seat back leather pieces not advertised but included.
                    Attached Files
                    1986 E30 325E
                    1989 E30 325iX
                    2003 E54 X5.
                    1993 Mercedes W124 300E
                    1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
                    2009 VW Touareg
                    2007 Porsche Cayman S

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                      #25
                      Removing the foam. I can only see this contributing to a bad bond with the seat backs.
                      Attached Files
                      1986 E30 325E
                      1989 E30 325iX
                      2003 E54 X5.
                      1993 Mercedes W124 300E
                      1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
                      2009 VW Touareg
                      2007 Porsche Cayman S

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                        #26
                        The thicker padding sewn into the original seat that I am thinking of reusing on the new covers. I would have to glue these in place on the covers themselves or maybe a better idea would be to glue them to the foam pieces.
                        Attached Files
                        1986 E30 325E
                        1989 E30 325iX
                        2003 E54 X5.
                        1993 Mercedes W124 300E
                        1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
                        2009 VW Touareg
                        2007 Porsche Cayman S

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                          #27
                          that looks great!!

                          can you look at this swatch and tell me which one you chose?

                          its hard to tell because when you take pictures in different lighting, brown can look dark or tan depending on the lighting.

                          image001-01 by Shawn Robertson, on Flickr

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by MSGGrunt View Post
                            I am letting the leather warm up and will be attempting the install this weekend.
                            Nice! I've been checking into this thread now and then to see if there was any progress. Looks great!

                            Originally posted by whysimon
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                              #29
                              Hmmmm.

                              Inside look at a pro shop installing covers.

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8qV6otHZ3A
                              ACS S3 Build / Dinan 5 E34

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                                #30
                                I went with the 0019 brown.
                                1986 E30 325E
                                1989 E30 325iX
                                2003 E54 X5.
                                1993 Mercedes W124 300E
                                1995 Mercedes W124 E320.
                                2009 VW Touareg
                                2007 Porsche Cayman S

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