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      03-31-2021, 12:35 PM   #111
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That looks great, can you tells us how long it took and how many applications and if it affected the contrast stitching? I hope it lasts. I have the platinum individual leather and have been entraining the idea of re dying but no one guaranteed the sticking and even replacing the leather cover on the seat by BMW but wanted $4K
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So I did the same and got a complete colourlock kit - I thought I posted on here but can't find it!

I may have gone a bit overkill but I bought their entire kit including the colour matched dye. First point - I had various blemishes across the interior (so much leather!) and the colourlock system was amazing at covering up marks and scratches - for example my glovebox had some nasty nail scratches:


I'm waiting for a free weekend to tackle this again as my whole interior is due a full detail. I'll give the process another go and see how we do, though I may be reaching out to colourlock for further advice. It may just be an annual "maintenance" thing I have to do vs getting a professional - more permanent - repair.
So it took me about 90 minutes and 2-3 coats...And that was mainly because of the stitching area. Colourlock reps told me the only way around not dying the stitching was to mask the areas of. I found that to be extremely complicated as the tap would not stick. So, I went the slow but more precise route. I used these micro paint brushes and added the dye in between the stitching and on the outside of the stitching - enough to were I didn't have to worry about coming close to the stitching with the applicator sponge. Very tedious work, but I'm a bit too anal to have went over the white threads.



MMMM6GC Your photos didn't post for some reason. Sucks to hear you have to do it again, but I suppose if its only once a year its not too bad. I truly don't understand how the side bolster gets beat to shit so bad when I literally never even touch it. I only weigh 175/180lbs..I don't rub it getting in/out of the vehicle. Idk, Strange...
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Thank you all for the responses, I am also 168lbs and 6.1" and still get this wear on the driver bolster although the rest of the car is like new. I am always very careful not to rub against the bolster. I am very picky and it bothers me. I will give it a shot. I am glad they offer platinum leather in their colors. 1.5 hours is not bad.
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So it took me about 90 minutes and 2-3 coats...And that was mainly because of the stitching area. Colourlock reps told me the only way around not dying the stitching was to mask the areas of. I found that to be extremely complicated as the tap would not stick. So, I went the slow but more precise route. I used these micro paint brushes and added the dye in between the stitching and on the outside of the stitching - enough to were I didn't have to worry about coming close to the stitching with the applicator sponge. Very tedious work, but I'm a bit too anal to have went over the white threads.



MMMM6GC Your photos didn't post for some reason. Sucks to hear you have to do it again, but I suppose if its only once a year its not too bad. I truly don't understand how the side bolster gets beat to shit so bad when I literally never even touch it. I only weigh 175/180lbs..I don't rub it getting in/out of the vehicle. Idk, Strange...
Nice! Good tip - I have those micro brushes too so will utilize them, but this time I'm going to change my approach slightly. When I first used the kit last year I only hit the really worn areas - where even the thread had lost its colour...I was tempted to find some contrasting white dye and try and hit each stitch but a) it might stand out too much and b) being such a tedious job I'd want to know if it held up...which it didn't.

This time round I might go for 3-4 coats like you mentioned, and go further past the area of damage - these good stitches I don't want to be dyed so will either mask the area or use the micro-brushes. Will then follow up with 2 coats of the protector to better seal everything in.

Same here RE the bolster - I do such few miles and am careful with in/egress but they still get destroyed. Could be to do with the kind of leather BMW uses as I found it extremely easy to scratch. Nightmare for OCD!
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      05-03-2021, 12:37 PM   #114
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Another first for myself & Project Gamma and that's painting their new mesh filters for their intake system. Generally the mesh can come in different colors but the front plate and back side are gloss black. I've grown to love the red from my RPI air scoops (Now for sale) over the years so I wanted to keep that theme since I have to remove them to mount the intake obviously. I went with the red intake also - wanted to give the engine bay some life and I think it'll be the right amount of "loud".

I generally would install this system myself but the car goes in for Snow Performances Stage 3 WMI kit in a couple weeks so I just have it all done then.

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I've grown to love the red from my RPI air scoops (Now for sale)
How much you want for the air scoop thingies?
And of course, your journal is the best here, seriously living vicariously through you, my friend. lol.

- Leo.
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How much you want for the air scoop thingies?
And of course, your journal is the best here, seriously living vicariously through you, my friend. lol.

- Leo.
On a forum full of great cars, I appreciate that, Leo! I’ll PM u now about the RPI scoops.
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Finally got around to getting my intakes and snow performance stage 3 WMI kit installed. My go-to shop did a rather neat job on the install and even made me a custom little CF bracket for the controller. I haven't been able to drive the car all that much, but from what I've read I need to get multiple long 3rd gear pulls for the ecu to adapt to the meth spraying. I'm sure I'll have to do some adjusting on the settings, but as it sits its set to start spraying at 12psi and max spray at 21psi.

If anyone has this system and feels as though they have the "sweet spot" with the settings, by all means let me know...

As for the intakes, as most know, they sound insane! Even louder in person vs the internet. Mid range I definitely feel a difference...And that's not bc of the meth as I'm referring to lower boost before that kicks in.







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So clean!
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CONGRATS

NEED HELP LET ME KNOW
LOWERED LOOK IS SICK
I WISH I COULDD DO IN NY but the way i drive and these roads ....

take a look at Eventuri air intakes
tested, ****** filter for better air, coller temp since its CF

you like sound ... best sound is Eisenmann Race... have had pass two cars
dont touch the rest of the exhast including the resonators since they are high flow and 3'' open pipes

if you need more power top tuner who will not destroy your car is DME Tunning MO
looks sick but from lip and rear diffuser will grab you nicely when you install as the look will make you fall in love even more

me i keep my cars sort of like marriage and treat them good

chek out instagram down have much but ill post exhaust and such if you like




ps i jusy saw your buiild after all i wrote
i guess i just saw your first post then i wrote this
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CONGRATS

NEED HELP LET ME KNOW
LOWERED LOOK IS SICK
I WISH I COULDD DO IN NY but the way i drive and these roads ....

take a look at Eventuri air intakes
tested, ****** filter for better air, coller temp since its CF

you like sound ... best sound is Eisenmann Race... have had pass two cars
dont touch the rest of the exhast including the resonators since they are high flow and 3'' open pipes

if you need more power top tuner who will not destroy your car is DME Tunning MO
looks sick but from lip and rear diffuser will grab you nicely when you install as the look will make you fall in love even more

me i keep my cars sort of like marriage and treat them good

chek out instagram down have much but ill post exhaust and such if you like




ps i jusy saw your buiild after all i wrote
i guess i just saw your first post then i wrote this
@uncle_m6exy
Haha, when I first started reading it I was thinking “damn, he wants me to change my whole set up!” Lol. I wanted eisenmann race but the wait was too long when I was ready to order so I went with my current set up.
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