DCG1: How to fix a leather car or truck seat rip/gap on an E36 BMW M3 Evolution

How to fix a leather car or truck seat rip/gap on an E36 BMW M3 Evolution making use of a No Warmth Leather & Vinyl fix package off ebay:
http://www.ebay.co.united kingdom/itm/-/131883358118?

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  1. shane granger
    shane granger 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Thanks for the vid man.I think it looks dope.Good job.

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  2. Alexander Simonsen
    Alexander Simonsen 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    You could have used leather cleaner and condition to the rest of the seat and it would looked like the new part you fixed. Just a tip for the next job!

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  3. barbershop22
    barbershop22 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    steering wheel is on the wrong side. Is it a mail delivery car?

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  4. Jay Wagner
    Jay Wagner 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Thanks for posting a informative video. Also it would be easier to hear what you are saying if your vehicle wasn't running. The car running as well as the music really competes with your voice volume.

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  5. funkyrimpler
    funkyrimpler 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Can't believe how dated these M3's have become..Still a great car, but they really look 'of their time'.

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  6. pseudocode1
    pseudocode1 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    lol rubbing mud in instead of cleaning the rest to get back colour?? lol

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  7. Keith Rowe
    Keith Rowe 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    I tip my hat to you sir, for giving this a go for your first time, and bringing us along on your journey. Well done, and thank you for the video. Cheers mate.

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  8. lama101
    lama101 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    I would NEVER let you touch my leather…

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  9. lolus pololus
    lolus pololus 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    great video ,good job

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  10. pinkeye00
    pinkeye00 21 July, 2016, 21:22


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  11. Kevin Hopper
    Kevin Hopper 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Great Video!  I'm going to give it a try.

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  12. Proud Bristolian
    Proud Bristolian 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    nice one – cheers

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  13. Ayrton Mutagaana
    Ayrton Mutagaana 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Nice video! I might try something similar in my audi. For you, i'd recommend thoroughly cleaning your seats, it'll bring them back closer to their original color to match your repair. Check out the /drive channel under the Drive Clean playlist, there should be a vid there on interior cleaning. that guys techniques do wonders

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  14. Sebastian Rogers
    Sebastian Rogers 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Honestly that looks good, and that creme color is a hard color to fix. Black leather would be the easiest to fix, thanks for the video and demonstration. 

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  15. Jason Espinoza
    Jason Espinoza 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    looks good man! decent job looks much better than before!

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  16. Robert Legoo
    Robert Legoo 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Thanks for the video.  Going to look at a 2006 Buick Rainier today and the only thing holding me up on it is a hole in the driver seat, (about same size as yours) rest of the ride is clean.  Now that I seen this, i'm not too concerned with the hole and may purchase that vehicle today 🙂

    Thanks Again

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  17. TrendyKidzProduction
    TrendyKidzProduction 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Do you know why its darker then the original color? Its dirt, if you took you time to simply leather clean and condition your seats you could instead of putting dirt into your car have even better looking clean seats… lord..

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  18. Naif Saud
    Naif Saud 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    this is BMW M3 not scrap dude !!

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  19. River Shack
    River Shack 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Really helpful. Good to see a novice just having ago. Do think you could of prepped the area better & then cleaned the entire seat for maybe better finish, but good to see someone just having ago, like I'm about to.
    I got a £600 professional quote, so hand me the kit!!!

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  20. MaxGentleman
    MaxGentleman 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    What are you playing at???

    All you had to do was CLEAN the leather BEFORE doing the repair. The whole interior would have come up like NEW, then you wouldn't have had to paint the whole bolster (just the repair area) and it would have matched (clean leather to clean leather). Leather cleaner is cheap so cost isn't an issue. It's just laziness. 

    Some terrible practices going on here; red pen, mud?!

    Do you buy to sell? I wouldn't be surprised if you glued engine parts together to get a sale.

    Amateur does NOT mean taking shortcuts.

    Have some PRIDE in your work man! 

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  21. stujb
    stujb 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    I work with people so anal they would shoot you, no offence, but if that was my car I'd be happy. But the guys in the trade would spit fire about this.

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  22. Wesley Delneste
    Wesley Delneste 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Hey man love the vid, but could you put on a list of the products you used (:?

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  23. c11yan
    c11yan 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    You could never charge for work like this it is dreadful… ok the repair was good for a first attempt but the paint, colour matching, lack of any prep or cleaning where was all this!!!! You are meant to paint just the repaired area and fade out the colour not paint the whole panel!!!!

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  24. Tee Bee
    Tee Bee 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Wow! Not bad at all for the first time doing it. I have about the same size rip to repair on a tan seat of my 05 Dodge Magnum and it drives me crazy. I think I'll give this a go. Thanks for the upload, it's a big help.

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  25. Julia
    Julia 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    First of all I didn't hear a thing he said the first 1:43 because, damn he so fine! Secondly I'll just watch it to look at him. Who cares about the torn car seat?

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  26. b1ueshift
    b1ueshift 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Thanks for the demo – you've shown what can be done by an amateur with a repair kit.  
    I think the repair isn't quite invisible and looks to be not as smooth as the leather.  perhaps could have been better if you spent more time building up and sanding back the filler.  

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  27. Ainsley Nguyen
    Ainsley Nguyen 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    what type of glue did you use to glue the patch in? 

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  28. Dave knaus
    Dave knaus 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    That's some neglected leather, hard seeing special cars treated like a entry level gas saver.

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  29. Bighappy
    Bighappy 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Not bad for a first time attempt. What I often do, is match the leather to the existing color of the seat. other wise, great idea for bringing the color in to match. 

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  30. Kevin Sarsons
    Kevin Sarsons 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    thanks mate for a good laugh on a boring monday 😉
    ps wheres the best place to get the mud???
    Good vid…

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  31. Chris Carroll
    Chris Carroll 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    well i would be happy if i could pull this off, well done thank you for your video 

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  32. nancy cockerham
    nancy cockerham 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Great job. Loved the final touch up. It worked.

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  33. Drew Scott
    Drew Scott 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    The car should not be running during ANY host audio of this demonstration. It's distracting.

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    FYLLBILL 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    That's brilliant 

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  35. Jerad Alexander
    Jerad Alexander 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Great job! The results came out excellent, with the least amount of cash laid out. 

    Question, though… why not just apply the color to the whole seat and refresh the color overall, instead of weathering the bolster? Did the kit come with enough? If you were to do that, how would you?

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  36. bloker
    bloker 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Hi Dave, what is this piece of music playing in the background of this vid called please? I really like it.


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  37. V T
    V T 21 July, 2016, 21:22

    Use a cleaner on the rest of the seat to match. The backing should not be glued to the foam but just placed in and then glued at the front to the leather. The foam and leather should be able to move independently. Unless of course you did that and I misunderstood. Like your have a go style though.

    Do you live on a farm?

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