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Post  bmcelf on Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:59 am

Well I got the light beige Knightsbridge seats dyed Tartan Red. Red Riley gave me a lot of advise and it was scary thinking I might really screw them up but it turned out very well. The leather colorant is not a true dye but a type of coating. Only time will tell how durable they are.






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Re: Re coloring leather seats

Post  TONYELF on Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:33 pm

As long as there is not too much give in the cushion which can stretch the leather when sat on, then you should be ok. Looking good though Smile

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Re: Re coloring leather seats

Post  Red Riley on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:36 pm

Nicely done! Like mine, they're sure to need touching up from time to time, but that's not a big problem. They look better in red!

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Re: Re coloring leather seats

Post  bmcelf on Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:12 am

The seats are in........






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Post  Red Riley on Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:23 am

Sweet! Did you do the dash pads too?

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Re: Re coloring leather seats

Post  bmcelf on Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:37 pm

The dash trim was done by the previous owner as were the carpets. I added the power sockets, new steering bracket, painted the wheel and added the correct center.
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Re: Re coloring leather seats

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:11 pm

very smart cheers
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Post  robinkritz1 on Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:14 am

Very nice its all matching perfectly, is the conversion simple, what mods do you do to the seats to get them to fit?
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Re: Re coloring leather seats

Post  bmcelf on Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:38 pm

The seats are from a late Mini and mounting is exactly the same as my Elf. No modification is needed. Just remove the two mounting bolts put in the seat and reinstall the bolts.

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