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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    How about in black?

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    Did anyone ever find the right color for 03-06 Pewter?

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    What would be the classic coat color if the leather seats of my 2002 escalade were the pewter metallic not the shale?

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    The color of your interior should be listed on the options label under the spare tire cover with the paint code of the car.
    This will tell you what correct GM color to get.

    My 98 Eldo's interior is Neutral Shale which is what I used. I touched up a steering wheel from I bought from a 2001 Eldo that had the wood grain sections on it and then resprayed the old wheel which came out like new and sold it on Ebay.
    I also sprayed the shifter knob and center console cover and going to do the seats next. I did all this last summer and it's still holding up.

    The key to making it last is all in the preparation.
    You need to get the Sem Soap, a scuff pad, and also the surface prep spray ( I think that's what they call it).
    The soap cleans all the dirt and grease out of the leather and also roughs it for the paint to adhere. The surface spray removes any contaminents and prepares it for the dye to be sprayed. Get a roll of the blue shop paper towels from an autoparts store since they dont shed any lint. They're good for wiping the soap off from the cleaning and the prep spray.

    Spraying the dye is very easy.. 3 light coats at about 10 mins apart. the dye drys fast too and is ready for use in 24 hrs.
    You should use a respirator too since you dont want to breathe in the spray.

    SEM has all the prep and spray instructions on their web site.

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    I have to redo both of my front seats.. they are peeling off in chucks. Not quite sure what the problem was on the first application. But I will try it one more time and hopefully it lasts longer this round.

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    I have to redo both of my front seats.. they are peeling off in chucks. Not quite sure what the problem was on the first application. But I will try it one more time and hopefully it lasts longer this round. Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
    Sounds like bad paint

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    Did you use the SEM Classic Coat and do all the correct preparation?

    Here's a link to the spray I used:
    http://www.semproducts.com/classic-coat/

    Here are the prep products I used.
    http://www.semproducts.com/aerospace-prep-products/

    Here are the How to steps to prep and spray it. See the section on Leather refinishing.
    http://www.semproducts.com/wp-conten...GLISH_0813.pdf

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    I did the prep correct and used the SEM products.. bad paint could definitely be it as I ordered from a different website other than direct.

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    Could be... I picked up mine at a local Body Shop supply store.

    I'm going to my front seats and will let you know how it goes.

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    I just joined this forum tonight and I say this has been the most informative reading I've done in years!!!

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    Will try this.

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    Re: Diy - freshen up leather seats for $20 - no more ugly seat bottoms

    For anyone with the interior code 92I or the Grey Pewter interior for the 2000-2006 escalade, i just redid my seats. And i started with medium grey 17173 Med. Grey and it was too light. Then i redid it with 17163 Med. Dk. Pewter, and the color was much closer. Still a tiny bit lighter but almost perfect match, results were fantastic.

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