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    Preserving cloth seats

    Hi everyone,

    One of the things I like most about my 170.000+ km E30 is the relatively good state of the original interior. The car seems to have been parked with it's rear facing the hot Spanish sun for most of it's life. Because of this the cloth on top of the rear seats has dried out. Even tough the rear seats do not seem to have been used a lot they are now slowly starting to rip. What do you all recommend me to do? Is this something I can try to fix/help myself? What can I do best to preserve the seats for as long as possible? (same goes for the front seats.)
    My car is far from looking spotless and I don't feel like spending money on reupholstering. The rear seats are rarely used.
    Any advice is welcome, thanks in advance.

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    #2
    Go to a fabric store and try to find a thread that matches the color.

    Put a piece of fabric under the rips and try your best with a needle to match the fabric design.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Vincenze View Post
      Go to a fabric store and try to find a thread that matches the color.

      Put a piece of fabric under the rips and try your best with a needle to match the fabric design.
      This is perfect or you can find an upholster to do it as well. Try not to park in the sun as you don't have any window tints. You can try to get a light tight 70-90% to help with the UV which dries the fabric and then causes it to rip.
      Alex 88 m5 | 91 318is | 19 Subaru Ascent
      BMW Tool Rentals & Fender Roller

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        #4
        ive got some of that fabric u could use to repair.
        its the same stuff !
        pm me ,. cheers

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