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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
I wrapped the seatbacks in suede today. It looks absolutely incredible over the dyed blue and it ties the door panels in to the car much better. I am very pleased. Then I got home and my M3 skirts had arrived. I will have pictures of the new addition tomorrow.
The suede stuff is all DIY wrapped. The door panels were very hard to rewrap in suede. It took about 14 hours with me and wife wrapping them for all four. The seatbacks were easy, it took about 2.5 to do the pair and 1.5 of that was taking seats apart and putting them back together. I would recommend finding an upholstery or customs car shop in your area for the material and get a labor quote. This type of project is one that is pretty easy if you know what you are doing and have the correct tools, but it can become disastrous if you dont. I think I paid about $32/yard and used 7 yds of suede. You can find microsuedes or synthetic fabrics for about $12/yd.
So today I worked on my car at the shop a little bit. I am in the processing of shaving my jack caps on my new skirts. Ive got the skirts about halfway prepped and ready for paint including the mods I am doing to them. I laid the fiber glass on the back side of the skirt over the jack holes and then next weekend I am going to fill them with Duraglass and sand them down smooth. Then they will be ready for sealer or primer. Then I can start prepping the bumpers that are going on. I dropped the rear end another 10mm today also and then installed Carbon Fiber Kidneys and my new Euro plate. I was inspired by all of the haters and decided to let everyone know that my "Cars Been Hated" or it could play towards the CF I have and am still adding to read "Carbonated". You decide, but thank you haters for the motivation. I <3 Haters.